If you grew up in the 80s, you probably remember Do They Know It’s Christmas?–a benefit single that included Bono, Sting, Phil Collins, Bananarama and many others. Under the name Band Aid, they raised money for famine relief in Ethiopia.
More recently, I think in 2005, artists such as Beck, Rilo Kiley, REM and Wolf Parade got together to record a benefit single for Unicef. The song, Do They Know It’s Halloween?, rocks all kinds of @$$. Nowadays, the song is easily downloadable, but Unicef is a great organization and a small donation never hurts.
Now, onto the rock!