Eddie Vedder, Bright Eyes on anti-war compilation

'Body Of War' also features Springsteen, Neil Young

Eddie Vedder, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Bright Eyes are among the artists contributing songs to a forthcoming double album benefiting Iraq Veterans Against The War.

‘Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran’, was compiled by was by Iraq war veteran Tomas Young, who was paralysed in the war after only one week of service.

The collection, due out in the US on March 18, includes a previously unreleased version of Vedder‘s ‘No More’, which he wrote specifically for the ‘Body of War’ documentary about Young‘s life. Vedder performed the song with Ben Harper at Lollapalooza in 2007.


Tomas has taught me a great deal, and our friendship has become one of depth and sincerity,” Vedder said in a statement. “It has been a mind-expanding experience. I see how he relies on the strength of the songs to help him through each day. It is a true living example of the power of music.”

The double-CD set also features songs by Rage Against The Machine, Roger Waters, Tom Waits and Tori Amos, among others.

Sales proceeds will go toward Iraq Veterans Against The War, a non-profit organisation that gives voice to active-duty service people and veterans who are

against the war, but are under various pressures to remain silent.

The album tracklisting is:

Disc 1


‘Hero’s Song’ – Brendan James

‘American Terrorist’ – Lupe Fiasco

‘Light Up Ya Lighter’ – Michael Franti & Spearhead

‘Guerilla Radio’ – Rage Against The Machine

‘Son Of A Bush’ – Public Enemy ‘Empty Walls’ –

Serj Tankian ‘Let Them Eat War’ – Bad Religion

‘White People For Peace’ – Against Me!

‘Letter From Iraq’ – Bouncing Souls

‘War’ – Dilated Peoples

‘Overcome (The Recapitulation)’ – RX Bandits

‘Fields Of Agony’ – No Use For A Name

‘Bushonomics’ – Talib Kweli & Cornel West

‘The 4th Branch – Immortal Technique

‘B.Y.O.B.’ – System Of A Down

‘No More’ (Live) – Eddie Vedder & Ben Harper

Disc 2

‘Devils & Dust’ – Bruce Springsteen

‘Masters Of War’ (Live) – Pearl Jam

‘When The President Talks To God’ – Bright Eyes

‘Gimme Some Truth’ – John Lennon

‘The Restless Consumer’ – Neil Young

‘Battle Hymns’ – The Nightwatchman

‘Anthrax’ – Kimya Dawson

‘WMD’ – Blow Up Hollywood

‘State Of The Union’ – David Ford

‘Yo George’ – Tori Amos

‘Love Vigilantes’ – Laura Cantrell

‘Black Rain’ – Ben Harper

‘To Kill The Child’ – Roger Waters

‘Day After Tomorrow’ – Tom Waits

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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