When a good and worthy cause is presented to the music industry, some musicians sure don't screw around in creating the ultimate fundraiser. Case in point: The UK climate change charity Artists Project Earth (APE), which raises awareness for climate-crisis projects and natural disaster relief, recently sought a little help from their friends. Those friends just happen to include names like The Rolling Stones, The Killers and Amy Winehouse.
A forthcoming CD to be released by Cuban musical group Rhythms Del Mundo, whose producer Kenny Young is also the founder of APE, features these friends among the 19 songs, including collaborations and exclusive tracks, all for the goal of finding solutions for climate change. The impressive album line-up also includes Fall Out Boy, Jack Johnson, Kaiser Chiefs, KT Tunstall, Editors, Augusto Enriquez, One Republic, The Kooks, Keane and Eros Ramazzotti.
The album, Classics, will be released in stores Aug. 11 via Decca. Check out a preview of one of the tracks, The Killers' take on "Hotel California," here.
Rhythms Del Mundo on MySpace
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