Eddie Vedder, Tom Morello and More to Appear on Bob Dylan Tribute Set

2011-11-24

Story by Cat Badra

Chimes of Freedom honors 50 years of Amnesty International with Bob Dyaln covers

What could bring together such diverse performers as Queens of the Stone Age, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Rise Against and Ke$ha to lay down tracks on the same album? Apparently, what connects the dots is a love for Bob Dylan and the Nobel Peace Prize-winning charity organization Amnesty International.

The aforementioned artists and a slew more will contribute songs to an upcoming Bob Dylan tribute album being created to celebrate Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary. Covering a vast four CDs and 72 tracks, Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International brings together new or previously unreleased Bob Dylan covers from a wide range of genres and compeers.

We’re especially curious to hear Queens of the Stone Age cover “Outlaw Blues” and Silversun Pickups take a stab at “Not Dark Yet.” Other interesting renditions include Cage the Elephant’s cover of “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll,” My Chemical Romance’s live performance of “Desolation Row,” the Airborne Toxic Event’s rocking version of “Boots of Spanish Leather” and Eddie Vedder performing with the Who’s Pete Townshend on “Corina, Corina.” Dylan lends his talents to the title track, which fits nicely as the last song on the set.

Chimes of Freedom is set to arrive online and in stores on Jan. 24 in North America via Fontana Distribution. Then, the collection will see an international release through Fontana International on Jan. 30. Of course, all profits for the release will go to benefit Amnesty International. Find more information on the set, including order information, on Amnesty International’s official website.

 




Posted by Cat Badra | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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