The Black Eyed Peas
have teamed Amnesty International and other top name artists to create Make
Some Noise, an album of contemporary versions of John Lennon songs.
Lennon’s wife Yoko Ono donated the rights to Lennon’s
solo tracks to Amnesty International in 2003.
BEP’s rendition of Lennon’s “Power to the
People” was recorded on board the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and
is available as a download.
“Power to the People is the ultimate anthem!” BEP
group member will.I.am stated. “We had an incredible time recording the
track for Make Some Noise, and hope the single will motivate people to truly
stand up and be counted."
Make Some Noise, which is slated for a 2006 release
date, will also include Lennon covers by Avril Lavigne, Snow Patrol, The Cure,
The Postal Service, and Maroon 5.
"Lennon stood for so much, and it’s a privilege to ensure
his music and messages reach out to people at such a poignant time of the year,"
Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine said.
The project is being released in conjunction with the Make Some
Noise initiative, which is a part of The Amnesty International Organization,
a human rights organization.
Amnesty International was founded in 1961 and hopes to gain
a million new supporters through the new release.
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