I love hearing that bands I admire are involved in something that I really care about. This is a perfect example: Anti-Flag are the newest bands to team up with Amnesty International for their 50th Anniversary.
The song, ‘Toast To Freedom’ was written by Carl Carlton (Robert Palmer, Eric Burdon, Keb Mo) and Larry Campbell (Levon Helm Band, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello), as well as Jochen Wilms and Art for Amnesty founder Bill Shipsey.
Nearly 50 artists collaborated on the recordings, including Marianne Faithful and Kris Kristofferson. More have joined in later to record their own versions of the track, ranging from students at the Institute for Music of the College at Osnabrueck to Russian rapper Basta.
Proceeds of the song will go to benefit Amnesty International, a charity campaigning against human rights abuses.
You can listen to Anti-Flag’s cover below:
For more info, check out http://toasttofreedom.org and http://www.amnesty.org/