On Saturday, September 10, MTV, VH1, and CMT will be broadcasting a relief concert special featuring a seriously broad range of acts. Commercial-free and on most every network that these companies own from 8-11pm ET/PT–thankfully, they learned from their silly Live 8 mistakes. That’s the way to do it….

The full info is after the jump, but check out the list of bands scheduled on JamBase

A wide array of artists will appear in the special including: The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Kanye West, Sheryl Crow, Paul McCartney, Alan Jackson, 3 Doors Down, Kelly Clarkson, Brian Wilson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, Melissa Etheridge, The Neville Brothers, Trent Reznor, Cash Money’s Baby and Lil’ Wayne, Motley Crue, Simple Plan, Dashboard Confessional, Goo Goo Dolls, Staind, Good Charlotte, Audioslave, Common, John Mayer, Marc Broussard, Maroon 5, The Radiators, and more. They join previously announced artists: Ludacris, Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews Band, Rob Thomas, David Banner, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington.

Uhm, I’m sure someone in there is bound to peak your interest. I’m loading this up on my TiVo tonight when I get home…

Full info from JamBase…

MTV, VH1, and CMT announced more artists set to take part in an ongoing Hurricane Katrina relief campaign which launches Saturday, September 10th from 8-11pm ET/PT with “ReAct Now: Music & Relief,” a multi-artist, multi-genre, multi-platform special set to air commercial free and simultaneously across all the music networks including: MTV, VH1, CMT, MTV2, VH1 Classic, mtvU, and MTV Overdrive & VSpot, MTV & VH1’s broadband video services.

The special will seek to raise much needed funds for The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, America’s Second Harvest and similar organizations as they continue their relief efforts in the devastating wake of Hurricane Katrina. The campaign will also seek to activate the diverse audiences across MTV, VH1, and CMT to drive volunteerism, donations, and general awareness.
The live programming block from 8-11pm ET/PT will emanate from New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, and Atlanta, and will feature a combination of live and taped performances and messages from artists. Additional details will be announced in the coming days.

Other roundup: Billboard, Jambands.com