The group's generosity has inspired executives at Republic Records, the Universal Music Publishing Group and Ticketmaster to add on an extra $175,000 (£117,000).

Officials at the United Way of Genesee County will channel the money to the Flint Water Fund, which benefits the city's ongoing drinking water contamination crisis.

Pearl Jam have also launched a Crowdrise campaign to help the people of Flint.

Cher and Meek Mill are among the stars who have donated bottled water to the people of the town, whose water supply is polluted.