The Killers, Hanson Join The Fight Against AIDS
Just in time for World AIDS Day Friday (Dec. 1), the Killers and Hanson will release Internet-exclusive tracks whose proceeds will be donated to the global fight against the disease.Just in time for World AIDS Day Friday (Dec. 1), the Killers and Hanson will release Internet-exclusive tracks whose proceeds will be donated to the global fight against the disease.
The Killers have recorded "A Great Big Sled," their first Christmas single, and along with Apple iTunes Music Store are donating 100% of the proceeds from sales to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. On Friday, AOL will premier the single exclusively on aolmusic.com, while the video for "A Great Big Sled" will premiere Dec. 7 on Yahoo! Music.
Hanson, who released "Great Divide" to iTunes on Nov. 28, will contribute 100% of its proceeds to the Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa. The song features a South African children's choir and was recorded on the group's recent trip to the continent.
The Killers have also joined forces with (RED), an economic initiative designed to channel private sector money to the Global Fund via the sale of specially designed products. On Friday, the Killers will join other guests and celebrities at Emporio Armani stores to encourage consumers to buy Product RED. Founded by U2's Bono and Bobby Shriver, (RED) is sponsored by Gap, Apple, Motorola, Converse, Armani and American Express.