Rock Vets To Celebrate Harrison's 60th

In addition to a posthumous studio album from Beatles guitarist George Harrison, the coming months will bring a Harrison/Beatles tribute album under the moniker "Songs From the Material World." Accord

In addition to a posthumous studio album from Beatles guitarist George Harrison, the coming months will bring a Harrison/Beatles tribute album under the moniker "Songs From the Material World." According to a label spokesperson, the set is due from Koch on Feb. 25, which would be the late Harrison's 60th birthday. Among the confirmed participants are the Byrds' Roger McGuinn, the Kinks' Dave Davies, Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green, and John Lennon's son Julian.

Various artists are expected to team up on Harrison's "White Album" standard "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," while McGuinn will tackle "If I Needed Someone" from "Rubber Soul." Todd Rundgren, Mountain's Leslie West, Donovan, Al Kooper, They Might Be Giants, MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, Ultravox's Midge Ure, and the Smithereens are all tipped to participate.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of "Songs From the Material World" will be donated to the T.J. Martell Foundation, which raises funds for cancer, AIDS, and leukemia research. Harrison died last Nov. 29 of cancer.

As reported here yesterday (Sept. 9), the artist's final studio album, "Brainwashed," is due Nov. 19 via Dark Horse/EMI. The set was produced by Harrison and his son Dhani in tandem with Electric Light Orchestra principal Jeff Lynne.