June 27, 2011 13:21

Weezer, Paramore, Evanescence for Muppets tribute album

Alkaline Trio, The Fray and My Morning Jacket also sign up for furry homage

Weezer, Paramore, Evanescence for Muppets tribute album

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Weezer, Paramore's Hayley Williams and Evanescence singer Amy Lee have all contributed tracks to a new compilation which sees artists covering songs from The Muppets.

The album, which is titled 'The Green Album', will be released in the US on August 23 and precedes the release of the new Muppets movie The Muppets, which is set to come out in February next year in the UK. You can watch the trailer for the film by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Weezer and Paramore singer Hayley Williams have recorded a duet of the furry creatures' 'Rainbow Connection', while Evanescence's Amy Lee has put together a cover of 'Halfway Down The Stairs'. Alkaline Trio have recorded a new version of 'Moving Right Along'.

Other artists who have contributed songs to the compilation include My Morning Jacket and Ok Go.

The tracklisting for 'The Green Album' is as follows:

OK Go – 'Muppet Show Theme'
Weezer and Hayley Williams – 'Rainbow Connection'
The Fray – 'Mahna Mahna'
Alkaline Trio – 'Moving Right Along'
My Morning Jacket – 'Our World'
Amy Lee – 'Halfway Down The Stairs'
Sondre Lerche – 'Mr Bassman'
The Airborne Toxic Event – 'Wishing Song'
Brandon Saller and Billy Martin – 'Night Life'
Andrew Bird – 'Bein' Green'
Matt Nathanson – 'Hope That Something Better Comes Along'
Rachael Yamagata – 'I'm Going To Go Back There Someday'

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