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    Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:26:58

    War Child CD Pairs McCartney, Dylan Up With Modern Artists - For a charity compilation of cover songs

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    • Paul McCartney - LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 22: Creative Director at SLS Las Vegas, Philippe Starck (L) and Founder of Kravitz Design, Lenny Kravitz begin singing Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney's, 'Ebony and Ivory' onstage during Visionary Partners Sam Nazarian, Philippe Starck, Jose Andres and Lenny Kravitz Unveil SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Paul McCartney - LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 22: Creative Director at SLS Las Vegas, Philippe Starck (L) and Founder of Kravitz Design, Lenny Kravitz begin singing Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney's, 'Ebony and Ivory' onstage during Visionary Partners Sam Nazarian, Philippe Starck, Jose Andres and Lenny Kravitz Unveil SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Paul McCartney - LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 22: Creative Director at SLS Las Vegas, Philippe Starck (L) and Founder of Kravitz Design, Lenny Kravitz begin singing Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney's, 'Ebony and Ivory' onstage during Visionary Partners Sam Nazarian, Philippe Starck, Jose Andres and Lenny Kravitz Unveil SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    War Child—a longtime charity that helps kids in war zones—has revealed the details behind its Heroes compilation. Due out November 22, it asks Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Brian Wilson and more to pick a new-ish artist to cover one of their classic songs. Among the selections are Duffy performing Wings' "Live and Let Die," Hot Chip tackling, Joy Division's "Transmission," The Kooks covering The Kinks ("Victoria"), and Beck busting out a rousing rendition of Dylan's "Leonard Skin Pill Box Hat." Former Stone Roses guitarist John Squire contributed Heroes' cover art, much like he did for War Child's 1995 release, Help.

    "I have been supporting War Child since 1995," McCartney said in a statement. "Their work with children in war zones saves lives and their work with those who take decisions that help them to do something about it saves even more lives."

    The former Beatle added, "I think Duffy's version of 'Live And Let Die' is great … The breadth of talent on this project is amazing; it's great that so many people gave their time, energy and support to this initiative."

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    09.22.08



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