Friday, December 02, 2005

the Edge Launches MUSIC RISING

U2 guitarist the Edge has launched a campaign named Music Rising aimed at helping musicians affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, an undertaking inspired by his trip to a devastated New Orleans. The project aims to raise funds that will replace instruments and equipment that was lost or damaged in the storms. In one of the first orders of business, Gibson Guitar and Guitar Center are attaching themselves to the endeavor by creating an exclusive hand-painted guitar which will see its proceeds directed to the Music Rising fund. Other corporations such as VH1, MTV, and Ticketmaster are also co-signing the campaign. The MusiCares Foundation, a charity set-up by the Recording Academy, will help oversee Music Rising, and potential supporters will be able to make donations online and via mail.

Mailing Address:
Music Rising
c/o MusiCares Foundation
3402 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405


Blogger julieannette66 said...

Though my interest in U2's music has dissipated over the years (except for Zooropa), I still admire them more than any rock band out there. Their activism and steadfastness are really amazing. They have a lot of integrity. I didn't know the Edge was helping out with Katrina this way.

Monday, December 05, 2005 9:35:00 AM  

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