The Postal Service, the Cure Cover Lennon For Amnesty International
Lennon was murdered on December 8, 1980, and this Thursday, the 8th, Sirius Satellite Radio is holding a four-hour "Lennon Live" tribute broadcast from both the Abbey Road Studios in London and New York. Dave Matthews, Paul Weller, Jamie Cullum, Dr. John, Daryl Hall, Stereo MCs and Lulu are expected to perform.
On December 10, International Human Rights Day, the "Make Some Noise" series of John Lennon covers will be available for digital download for 99 cents each. All sales will benefit "Amnesty International's Human Rights efforts."
The first covers available will be The Postal Service's "Grow Old With Me", The Cure's "Love", The Black Eyed Peas' "Power to the People", and the Snow Patrol's "Isolation".
Early next year more songs in the series will be available, including contributions from Duran Duran and Avril Lavigne.
While the songs are only offered as downloads for now, a CD will be released at some point in 2006.
The Postal Service - Brand New Colony (from Give Up)
The Cure - Snow in Summer (from the Join the Dots: B-Sides & Rarities, 1978-2001 box set)
Maximo Park - Isolation (from Q Lennon #1)