The Cure, Snow Patrol and the Postal Service are just some of the artists who will cover John Lennon tunes for ?Make Some Noise,? Amnesty International?s global project for human rights awareness.
Avril Lavigne and the Black Eyed Peas will also record songs by Lennon to raise funds for the organization.
The first four tracks will be released on Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day. The Cure?s rendition of ?Love,? Snow Patrol?s “Isolation,” the Postal Service’s “Grow Old With Me” and the Black Eyed Peas? “Power to the People” will be available for download at amnesty.org.
Lavigne?s cover and other songs will be released next year, said the human rights group Thursday.
A compilation album will also be released in 2006.
The campaign aims to ?bring an awareness of human rights to a new generation,? said Amnesty International secretary-general Irene Khan, according to MSNBC.
?After all, human rights are what make music possible ? we wouldn?t be able to create music, listen to it or dance to it without freedom of speech, expression and association,? Khan said.
Dec. 8 will mark the 25th anniversary of Lennon?s death. His widow, Yoko Ono, donated the rights to his solo songbook to Amnesty International in 2003.