We can be Heroes, just for one day...
David Bowie will be performing the classic, and highly appropriate 'Heroes' when he opens the show live at the
"'Heroes' will be one of them but there will be another, very unusual choice!"
As we mentioned earlier in the week,
David's performance of 'Heroes' will set the mood for the all-star tribute and fund-raiser for the fallen fire-fighters, cops and rescue workers of the World Trade Center disaster. His appearance is part of an incredible line-up of musicians that include: Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Bono and Edge of U2, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, The Who, James Taylor, Destiny's Child, Backstreet Boys, John Mellencamp, Macy Gray, Goo Goo Dolls, Marc Anthony, Bon Jovi, Melissa Etheridge, Jay-Z, Five For Fighting, and the only satellite appearance of the evening, Janet Jackson. Paul Shaffer is musical director.
Other non-musical celebrities scheduled to appear in some way include: Harrison Ford, Jim Carrey, Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gear, David Spade, Julia Stiles, John Cusack, Michael J. Fox, Hilary Swank, Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Mike Myers, Mark Wahlberg, Halle Berry, Denis Leary, Will Farrell, Jimmy Fallon, Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe, James Lipton, plus members of New York sports teams.
Attendees can also expect short films directed by some of Hollywood's top filmmakers and entertainers. The films, all celebrating the spirit of New York in some way, will be shown throughout the evening and will also air live on VH1. Directors include: Woody Allen, Edward Burns, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld and Kevin Smith.
It is predicted that the concert and a planned double CD from the show on Columbia Records could raise more than $200 million.