Tag: The Roots

The All-Stars Came Out for HeadCount Benefit at The Cap

Trey Anastasio, Bob Weir, The Roots, Warren Haynes, Grace Potter and Bobby Keys all appeared at the most recent HeadCount benefit concert.

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Warren Haynes, Grace Potter, Bobby Keys To Appear at HeadCount Benefit

Warren Haynes, Grace Potter and Bobby Keys have joined the bill for the HeadCount benefit concert at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY the Friday, September 7th. Bob Weir (solo) and The Roots are co-headlining.

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Sustainability & Climate Change Issue Update: Eco-Rockers and Green Driving

Welcome to 2011 and this year’s first Sustainability & Climate Change e-newsletter. Here’s the sort of news that’s caught my eye.

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John Legend & The Roots: “Wake Up Everybody!” (AUDIO)

In the lead up to the Midterm elections, John Legend and The Roots are dropping an album of covers called “Wake Up Everybody!” with the explicit intention of encouraging civic awareness amongst young people.

From Casual “Hangout” to a “Concert for the Coast”

The chance to make a difference sometimes comes in unexpected packages. Huka Entertainment, a popular concert promoter in Mobile, AL, set out to produce a large-scale concert festival on the beach in nearby Gulf Shores. With the white sands and emerald green water of the region as a primary selling point, they garnered a healthy…

Bob Weir, Roots ‘Dancing In the Street’ At Earth Day

Last Sunday, Bob Weir joined Sting, John Legend, the Staple Singers, and Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump on Washington, DC’s National Mall for the Earth Day Climate Rally. Backed by the Roots, as were all the day’s acts, Weir laid down a slinky “Dancing in the Streets” in honor of Earth Day’s 40th birthday….

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Sting, Weir, Roots To Play Climate Rally In DC

Sting, John Legend, the Roots, Jimmy Cliff, Passion Pit, Bob Weir, Willie Colón, Joss Stone, Robert Randolph, Patrick Stump, Mavis Staples, and Booker T will help celebrate Earth Day’s 40th birthday this Sunday during a possibly massive Climate Rally on the National Mall. Scheduled speakers at the 11 a.m. event include the Rev. Jesse Jackson,…

Musicians Mobilize To Close Guantanamo

Barack Obama promised to close Guantanamo within a year of taking office. He has four months to go. Until then, dozens of musicians – including Rage Against the Machine, R.E.M., Trent Reznor, Pearl Jam, the Roots, and Rise Against – are demanding to know whether their music was played at ear-splitting volume in order to…

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R.E.M., Pearl Jam Among Acts Filing FOIA Requests Regarding Gitmo Music Abuse

Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and the Roots are among a coalition of musical headliners pressing the government to find out if their music was used to coerce or punish prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, according to published news reports. “The fact that music I helped create was used in crimes against humanity sickens me,” said Rage…