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Occupy Movement Plans Benefit Album

Jackson Brown, Crosby & Nash to appear on Occupy This Album
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2011 3:56 AM CST
Occupy Movement Plans Benefit Album
Occupy Wall Street protesters play drums and other percussion instruments at Zuccotti Park in New York last month.   (AP Photo/File, Seth Wenig)

(Newser) – Big names including Jackson Browne, Third Eye Blind, Crosby & Nash, Devo, and Lucinda Williams will appear on an album being released to benefit the Occupy Wall Street movement, The musician organizing the benefit album—to be called Occupy This Album—says the movement aims to raise at least $1 million with the album, with half the proceeds going to the New York-based movement and the rest going to offshoots around the world, the AP reports.

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The album, to be released online sometime this winter, will feature a mix of live tracks and new songs. DJ Logic, Ladytron, Warren Haynes, Toots and the Maytals, Mike Limbaud, Aeroplane Pageant, and Yo La Tengo will also appear on the album, as well as some acts that may have a more limited appeal: Michael Moore will sing on the album, and it will feature the sounds of the drummers who kept up an incessant beat in New York's Zuccotti Park. (Read more Occupy Wall Street stories.)

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