Monday, March 12, 2007

Hear New R.E.M. Single!

To coincide with their induction tonight (Monday) into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame, R.E.M. and the Save Darfur campaign have released the Georgia rocker's cover of John Lennon's "#9 Dream."

You can it played today for the first time at 4:30pm today (Monday) on KXCI's The Home Stretch with Kristi Lloyd. The single will be played throughout the week as well on various KXCI programs.

The single is the first release from the upcoming album "Instant Karma: The Campaign To Save Darfur," a new project from Amnesty International.

According to the press release from Amnesty International, "the project is designed to focus attention and mobilize activism around the urgent catastrophe in Darfur, Sudan. It combines the power of John Lennon's music recorded by some of the world's best-known artists, together with cutting-edge forms of instant activism by Internet and mobile technologies."

More than 300,000 people have died in Darfur, and 3 million more are currently at risk.

The full album will be released in June and feature contributions of Lennon covers by U2, Green Day, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson, The Cure and many others.

To learn more about the crisis in Sudan, visit

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