Korn urges artists to boycott BP with tour buses

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2008 file photo, singer Jonathan Davis of the rock group Korn arrives at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards held at Paramount Pictures Studio Lot in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

June 18, 2010 7:33:49 PM PDT
Korn's Jonathan Davis is urging artists to boycott troubled oil giant BP over the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

In a statement issued Friday, the rock singer says he has gathered a coalition of artists, including Lady Gaga, Creed and the Backstreet Boys, and they have agreed not to use fuel sold by BP or their affiliates on their tours this year.

Tens of millions of gallons of oil have gushed into the Gulf Coast since an April explosion of an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana.

Meanwhile, stars including Justin Bieber, Cameron Diaz, Lenny Kravitz, Ryan Secreast are set to appear Monday on CNN's two-hour telethon, "Disaster in the Gulf: How You Can Help." Larry King is scheduled to host.