Rod Stewart, Elton John, Stevie Nicks, Jimmy Buffett and Lenny Kravitz are among the stars who have signed up for a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina relief in New York later this month (20SEP05).

The rock superstars will be joined by Bette Midler, John Fogerty and EARTH, WIND and FIRE among others and the charity show will be held at Madison Square Garden.

The show, dubbed FROM THE BIG APPLE TO THE BIG EASY, will also feature talent from New Orleans, Louisiana - the city the most ravaged by the August (05) storm.

Madison Square Garden bosses are not only giving up the stage for the night free of charge, they've donated $1 million (GBP555,500) to the cause.