U2 and Green Day appear on John Lennon charity album

The record will benefit Darfur

U2 and Green Day are among the artists who have recorded covers of John Lennon tracks which will appear on a charity compilation to benefit Darfur.

The album will also feature contributions from the likes of R.E.M, The Cure and Avril Lavigne.

’Make Some Noise: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur’ will be released on June 12 exclusively through iTunes, with 98 per cent of the profits going to Amnesty International. A physical release of the album will follow on June 25.


Speaking about the album Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono said: “We’re thrilled to be using John Lennon’s songs in our human rights work.”

The tracklisting is:

Disc 1

U2 – ‘Instant Karma’

R.E.M – ‘#9 Dream’

Christina Aguilera – ‘Mother’


Aerosmith ft. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars – ‘Give Peace A Chance’

Lenny Kravitz – ‘Cold Turkey’

The Cure – ‘Love’

Corinne Bailey Rae – ‘I’m Losing You’

Jakob Dylan ft. Dhani Harrison- TBC

Jackson Browne – ‘Oh My Love’

The Raveonettes – ‘One Day At A Time’

Avril Lavigne – ‘Imagine’

Big & Rich – ‘Nobody Told Me’

Eskimo Joe – ‘Mind Games’

Youssou N’Dour – ‘Jealous Guy’

Disc 2

Green Day – ‘Working Class Hero’

Black Eyed Peas – ‘Power To The People’

Jack Johnson – ‘Imagine’

Ben Harper – ‘Beautiful Boy’

Snow Patrol – ‘Isolation’

Matisyahu – ‘Watching The Wheels’

The Postal Service – ‘Grow Old With Me’

Jaguares – ‘Gimme Some Truth’

The Flaming Lips – ‘(Just Like) Starting Over’

Jack Mannequin ft. Mick Fleetwood – ‘God’

Duran Duran – ‘Instant Karma’

A-ha – ‘#9 Dream’

Tokio Hotel – ‘Instant Karma’

Regina Spektor – ‘Real Love’

Additional tracks available on iTunes:

Gavin Rossdale – ‘Mind Games’

The Deftones – ‘Jealous Guy’

Ben Jelen – ‘Woman’

Meshell Nidegeocello – ‘Imagine’

Rocky Dawuni – ‘Well Well Well’

OAR – ‘Borrowed Time’

Widespread Panic – ‘Crippled Inside’

Emmanuel Jal – ‘Mother’

Fab Faux – ‘I Don’t Wanna Face It’

Yellowcard – ‘Oh My Love’