Veteran rocker Joan Jett has recorded a cover of the Beatles' "The Word" for a new compilation that benefits breast cancer charities. The song is a bonus on the otherwise 13-track "It's About Eve (Mus
Veteran rocker Joan Jett has recorded a cover of the Beatles' "The Word" for a new compilation that benefits breast cancer charities. The song is a bonus on the otherwise 13-track "It's About Eve (Music for the Cure)" album, which is made up of songs by female independent artists such as Lava Baby and Julia Greenberg. The set will be released June 13 via Fore Reel Entertainment.
"As an owner of my own record label [Blackheart Records], I'm certainly someone who appreciates and admires independent minded women," Jett said in a statement. "While we heed the call to support the [World Trade Center terrorist attack] victims and our military overseas, we can't forget women's health concerns."
"This project was inspired by the death from breast cancer of a young family member," Fore Real co-owner and compilation executive producer Hernando Courtright added. "In looking for a way to do something personally, I realized that music is what I know and what better way to promote a better understanding of this disease to young women."
All of the net proceeds from the sale of the disc will be donated to the TJ Martell Foundation and the Libby Ross Foundation, two charities that benefit research and outreach programs for breast cancer. For more information on the project, visit the "It's About Eve" Web site
As previously reported, Jett will soon be seen on the silver screen in "Prey for Rock & Roll." The artist will portray herself in the film, which will star Gina Gershon ("Showgirls," "Face/Off") as the leader of an all-girl band trying to make it big in the Los Angeles rock'n'roll scene. Jett will also play guitar on the film's soundtrack.
Here is the "It's About Eve" track listing:
"A Million Voices," Deena Miller
"How Does It Feel," Wellville
"Desperate Lord," Heidi Petrikat
"If I Did Not Have You," Lava Baby
"Princess," Andrea Maybaum
"To Be a Girl," Sister Someone
"Ode to Mother," Nancy Magarill
"Just the Same," Emily Curtis
"Boxer Hill," Julia Greenberg
"Last Train to Biltmore," Elisa Peimer
"Angels In the Attic," Debra Davis
"Fall or Fly," Edie Carey
"Moon Over 97th Street," Ina May Wool
"The Word," Joan Jett (unlisted bonus track)