Clapton, Hynde, Nicks, McLachlan To Perform At Free Sheryl Crow Concert

Contrary to advertisements, David Bowie won't appear at mid-September show to be aired live on Fox TV, radio.

Sheryl Crow will be joined by some famous friends Sept. 14 for a free

concert in New York's Central Park.

Guitar hero Eric Clapton, Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde, Fleetwood

Mac singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks and singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan are confirmed to appear at "Sheryl Crow

and Friends," according to Gail Wasserman, a spokesperson for the concert's

sponsor, American Express. The show is intended to promote an

as-yet-unannounced new product from the company.

"[The new] product is designed for an audience that has a good demographic

for ... Sheryl Crow," Wasserman said.

The concert will be broadcast live on radio and the Fox television network.

It also will be webcast, according to a statement from the company.

American Express representatives will hand out 25,000 free tickets for

the show at various unspecified New York City locations beginning Wednesday,

according to the statement.

An advertisement for the concert also lists veteran rocker David Bowie

as a performer. A spokesperson for Bowie said Tuesday (Sept. 7)

the glam-rock icon will not appear.

American Express will make a $1 million contribution to the City Parks

Foundation, a New York City charity, in conjunction with the show,

according to Wasserman.

In June, Crow performed her most recent hit, "My Favorite Mistake"

(RealAudio

excerpt), with Clapton at his benefit concert in New York's

Madison Square Garden.

The Pretenders, Crow and McLachlan toured together this summer on the

Lilith Fair, the music festival founded by McLachlan that celebrates women in rock.