November 18, 2005

U2: What Hurricane Katrina Victims Need - Musical Instruments

Well intentioned, yet somewhat asinine:

U2 guitarist The Edge and producer Bob Ezrin have joined forces to lead a new charity crusade to provide instruments to musicians affected by the Gulf Coast hurricanes.

The duo has set up the Music Rising organization through the Recording Academy's non-profit MusiCares Foundation, which will manage the organization's grants process.

In a statement, The Edge says, "The devastation wrought by the hurricanes of 2005 to the Gulf Coast region has threatened not only the lives and livelihoods of the region's residents, but the area's rich and spirited culture as well.

"Providing replacement instruments through Music Rising will not only help thousands of professional musicians affected by the hurricanes to regain a foothold on their future, but will also ensure that one of the Gulf Coast's greatest assets, its music, rises again."

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