Rock stars set D.C. benefit

Aerosmith, Jackson, Martin, *N Sync, Backstreet to perform

Rock ‘n’ roll luminaries including Mick Jagger, Aerosmith and Kiss will perform at an eight-hour concert in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 21 to raise funds for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, organizers said Monday.

Also in the lineup are pop stars Michael Jackson, Ricky Martin and Aaron Carter, soul performers James Brown and Rev. Al Green, and rival boy bands ‘N Sync and Backstreet Boys, promoter Clear Channel Entertainment said in a statement.

The “United We Stand” concert will take place at RFK Stadium. Tickets go on sale Oct. 12. All money raised from will benefit the American Red Cross Relief Fund, the Pentagon Relief Fund and the Salvation Army Relief Fund.

Jagger, who has a solo album due in stores Nov. 13, will have a busy weekend. The day before, he will perform at the “Concert for the Americas” at Madison Square Garden in New York City, another fund-raiser.

Also on that bill are fellow British rock legends Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and the Who, as well as James Taylor, Bon Jovi, John Mellencamp, Goo Goo Dolls, Macy Gray and Melissa Etheridge.

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