Vedder, Beck Join Tenacious D's Tsunami Benefit

By | January 12, 2005 at 12:00 AM

New York – Tenacious D will be joined by such rock heavyweights as Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, Beck, Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl and Queens Of The Stone Age principal Josh Homme at a Jan. 17 benefit in Los Angeles for the victims of the Asian tsunami.

The Wiltern Theatre event will also boast an appearance by actor Will Ferrell. Tickets are $60 and $100. The show is being organized via the new collective Music for Relief, with proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross.

Meanwhile, producers Quincy Jones and Jermaine Dupri have postponed the all-star recording of “We Are the Future,” which was to take place on Feb. 14, the day after the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The event would have marked the 20th anniversary of the recording of the like-minded charity single “We Are the World.”

“The timing is not right for us to record a song about the future when so many people have lost their lives,” Dupri said. “We will proceed in a few months, but right now its about helping those who are dealing with the tsunami disaster and that should honestly be the focus.”