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    Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:47:27

    U2, Springsteen & More Release New Versions of Protest Songs - It's for the ONE campaign co-founded by Bono

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    • U2 - HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: (L-R) Musicians Adam Clayton, The Edge, Bono, and Larry Mullen Jr. of U2 attend the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
    • U2 - HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: (L-R) Musicians The Edge, Bono, Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton of U2 attend the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
    • U2 - HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: (L-R) Musicians The Edge, Bono, Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton of U2 attend the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

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    The ONE Campaign has released versions of new acoustic renditions of classic protest songs by U2 and Bruce Springsteen, along with performances from Green Day and Kid Rock.

    The new releases are part of agit8, a global music campaign featuring more than 50 artists including, Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, Sting, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, re-recording classic protest songs highlighting the history and power of music in changing the world. agit8 comes on the eve of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland and calls for millions more to raise their voices and demand world leaders take action to end extreme poverty by 2030.

    U2 recorded their new acoustic version of "Sunday Bloody Sunday" on a rooftop in NYC last week for agit8. Bruce Springsteen filmed his performance of "The Promised Land" last week in Camden, north London. ONE also released Green Day's "99 Revolutions" and Kid Rock's "For What It's Worth."

    U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday"


    Bruce Springsteen's "The Promised Land"


    Green Day's "99 Revolutions"


    Kid Rock's "For What It's Worth"


    Co-founded by Bono and strictly nonpartisan, ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than three million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, because the facts show extreme poverty has already been cut in half and can be virtually eliminated by 2030. Learn more at ONE.org and check out more videos at ONE agit8.

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    Katie Sheehan
    06.17.13



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