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Artists Going Green

Jack Johnson One of the most fervent green activists of our time has continued his green initiatives in his latest album that just came out on September 7th, "All The Light Above It Too." He wrote most of the album's songs while camping or boating, usually bringing just a backpack, ukulele, and an acoustic guitar on these trips. About writing the album, he said, "I wrote these songs when I was out of reception and phones can't ring, there's not a lot else to do, so we play a lot of guitar." The album's cover was shot on a beach on the Hawaiian Islands where North Pacific Gyre carries a lot of plastic onto the beach. The crew only had to explore a 90-meter radius to find all of the dumped

Remembering Artists' Reactions to 9/11

On the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we reflect on dozens of artists who came together to support victims of the attacks, and artists who were inspired to commemorate that tragic morning in song. America: A Tribute to Heroes The first major 9/11 benefit concert was created by the heads of Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS and aired commercial free on September 21, 2001. The program was filmed in studios in Los Angeles, New York, and London with a simulcast show in Canada. The telethon raised money for 9/11 victims and their families, especially affected New York City fire fighters and police officers. Superstars joined forces to make the event happen. George Clooney organized celeb

Top Charity Songs of All Time

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid (1984) This classic inspired the idea for “We Are the World" and helped prompt Live Aid, which happened seven months after this song's release. This Christmas #1 of 1984 was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Are. Geldof hoped the song would raise £70,000 for the famine in Ethiopia, but instead it raised £8 million within twelve months of release. The tune was recorded by a supergroup of the biggest British and Irish musical acts of the time, including: Robert “Kool” Bell from Kool & the Gang, Bono from U2, Simon Le Bon from Duran Duran, George Michael from Wham!, and Boy George from Culture Club on vocals, as well Phill Collins on drums. Some stars w

Country Stars Unite Against Hurricane Harvey

The country music community is rallying in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts--check out what your favorite stars have done to help! George Strait The King of Country was born in Poteet, Texas and has family and friends personally affected by the storm. On August 29th, he tweeted that he is “working on putting together relief efforts with the whole country music community.” Josh Abbott Band This Texan country group is selling hurricane relief t-shirts for $30. All proceeds of the “My Texas” t-shirts will be donated to organizations assisting in Hurricane Harvey relief. Josh Abbott has already raised $40,000 through this initiative. Kacey Musgraves Another native Texan is selling

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