News: Kesha, Miley Cyrus, My Chemical Romance, more to cover Bob Dylan for Amnesty InternationalBy Reverb Staff | November 25th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
Kesha, Miley Cyrus, Cage the Elephant, My Chemical Romance and more of today’s most poignant, socially-relevant artists are spicing up a bunch of those really boring Bob Dylan songs for charity. Yes, this is the worst news we’ve heard all week. Full story below.
NEW YORK (AP) — A sprawling new collection of Bob Dylan cover songs is being released in January to benefit Amnesty International.
The human rights organization said Wednesday that all of the songs on the 4-CD collection will be new or previously unreleased versions, with the exception of Dylan’s title cut, “Chimes of Freedom.”
The disc, to be released in the U.S. on Jan. 24, is being produced by the same music executives who made a 2007 benefit album for Darfur featuring John Lennon songs.
Participating artists range from 19-year-old Miley Cyrus to 92-year-old folk legend Pete Seeger. Cyrus recorded “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” and Seeger, with a children’s chorus, does “Forever Young.”
The disc is being released to commemorate Amnesty International’s 50th birthday.
Among the other participating artists: Adele, Cage the Elephant, Dave Matthews Band, Ziggy Marley, Maroon 5, My Chemical Romance, Patti Smith, Sting, Pete Townshend, the Gaslight Anthem and Kesha.
Eighty artists and 75 new songs are included.