Additions to Live Earth Lineup

February 16, 2007 11:01 AM ET

As we reported yesterday, Al Gore will be teaming up with Live 8 creator Kevin Wall to produce Live Earth, a musical concert behemoth taking place July 7th and featuring an all-star lineup of grade-A headliners. Rolling Stone has learned exclusively that we can add two more music heavyweights to the bill: Genesis and Kanye West. The concert, which will touch down in every continent on the planet, will raise funds and awareness for environmental causes, specifically global warming, an issue close to Gore's heart. While big names like Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and U2 have not yet signed on for the concert, organizers say they're still in negotiations with a score of musicians and expect the final lineup to include more than 100 top acts.

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