Doobies Join Farm Aid

Classic-rockers the Doobie Brothers and bluegrass banjo veteran Del

McCoury have signed on for this year's Farm Aid benefit concert. Tickets for the Oct.

3 festival at the Chicago-area New World Music Theatre go on sale Saturday (Sept. 12).

The Doobies and McCoury join a bill that already includes Farm Aid founders Willie

Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp, plus jam band

Phish, roots-rocker Steve Earle, No Depressioners Wilco and

soft-rockers Hootie and the Blowfish.