U2, Mumford, Elvis C, Springsteen and More Re-record Classic Protest Songs
U2, Bruce Springsteen, Green Day and Kid Rock Join Mumford and Sons, Elvis Costello, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ed Sheeran, and dozens more as part of ONEâ€™s Global agit8 Campaign
WASHINGTON (June 14, 2003) â€“ The ONE Campaign today released videos of new acoustic versions of classic protest songs by U2 and Bruce Springsteen, along with performances from Green Day and Kid Rock.
The new releases are part of agit8, a global music campaign featuring more than 50 artists including, Mumford and Sons, Ed Sheeran, Sting, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, rerecording classic protest songs highlighting the history and power of music in changing the world. agit8 comes on the eve of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland and calls for millions more to raise their voices and demand world leaders take action to end extreme poverty by 2030.
U2 recorded their new acoustic version of â€œSunday Bloody Sundayâ€ on a rooftop in NYC last week for agit8. Bruce Springsteen filmed his performance of â€œThe Promised Landâ€ earlier this week in Camden, north London. ONE also released Green Dayâ€™s â€œ99 Revolutionsâ€ and Kid Rockâ€™s â€œFor What It’s Worth.â€ To see the videos and more information on the history of these songs visit: One.org/protestsongs/
Co-founded by Bono and strictly nonpartisan, ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than three million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable diseaseâ€¦ because the facts show extreme poverty has already been cut in half and can be virtually eliminated by 2030. Learn more at ONE.org.