Stone Temple Pilots, Beck, Nelly Furtado and Lou Reed are just some of the artists who'll do their part to give peace a chance at a tribute to John Lennon.
"Come Together: A Night for John Lennon" will be broadcast on TNT October 9, which would have been the former Beatle's 61st birthday. The artists, along with Alanis Morissette, Marc Anthony, Moby, Seal, Cyndi Lauper, Shelby Lynne and a few yet-to-be-announced performers, will tape the event, dubbed A Concert in Support of a Non-Violent World, on September 20 at New York's Radio City Music Hall, according to a network spokesperson.
Either alone, as duets or in special combinations, the artists will perform their interpretations of Lennon's songs, including both his work with the Beatles and as a solo artist. Interspersed between the musical numbers will be segments featuring Lennon's thoughts on children, the future and violence.
Actor Kevin Spacey will host the event, and Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, is serving as the show's co-executive producer. Dave Stewart of Eurythmics is the program's musical director and will lead the house band.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Violence Policy Center, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence united with the Million Mom March.
"Come Together: A Night for John Lennon" is the sixth installment of the TNT Master's Series, which launched in 1998 with the tribute "Burt Bacharach: One Amazing Night." Since then, concerts honoring Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, Joni Mitchell and, most recently, Brian Wilson (see "Billy Joel, Ricky Martin Also Tipping Hats To Brian Wilson") have been staged.