NEW YORK, NY Wednesday May.3.2006 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- Some famous friends were on hand last week to honor REM frontman Michael Stipe for his ongoing work to end hunger.

RollingStone.com reports that Coldplay's Chris Martin and Mike D from the Beastie Boys were among those paying tribute to Stipe at the Food Bank For New York City's Can-Do Awards Dinner.

Also attending the event were Chris Martin's wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, comedian and actor Jimmy Fallon, and singer-songwriter Patti Smith. Smith, who is a longtime friend of Michael Stipe, performed at the Can-Do Awards, where she dedicated the song "Wing" (off her album "Gone Again") to Stipe.

For more information about the Food Bank For New York City, visit www.foodbanknyc.org.

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