Aerosmith, Julian Lennon, Journey, And Heart Set For Anti-Child Slavery Benefit Album
Aerosmith, Slash, Julian Lennon, Heart, and Journey's Neal Schon and Arnel Pineda are but a few of the artists who contributed songs to the benefit album, Set Them Free, according to Billboard. The collection -- which is named after Sting's 1985 solo hit "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" -- features songs by Sting and the Police, and hopes to raise awareness of child slavery in light of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, which is threatening to sell nearly 300 kidnapped schoolgirls as slaves.
The album, which will benefit Rock Against Trafficking (R.A.T.) -- a new nonprofit group "dedicated to raise awareness of and fight for an end to child slavery worldwide" -- will also feature songs by Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Free’s Andy Fraser, and EnVogue.
Journey co-founder Neal Schon recorded the 1983 Police track "Synchronicity II" for the album with Journey frontman Arnel Pineda, and explained: "This is for a very good cause. All kinds of artists are on this record. All these different versions of their songs will be on the album, and hopefully a live show that will probably be filmed for the benefit."
The full tracklisting and release date for Set Them Free will soon be released.
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