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Published: 2007/04/20

Phish, Widespread Panic, the Grateful Dead, String Cheese Incident and Jack Johnson Featured on Rock the Earth Compilation has partnered with Rock the Earth to offer the new benefit compilation Music For The Planet. The digital album features fifteen live cuts from some of the scenes biggest players, including Widespread Panic (From The Cradle, 11/3/06), moe. (Blue Jeans Pizza, 2/9/07), Phish (Tube, 12/29/97), Zero (Ermaline 2/2/07), Jack Johnson (Banana Pancakes, 4/22/06), STS9 (Hi-Key, 12/29/06), Gov’t Mule Unring The Bell, 10/22/06), The Radiators (River Run, 2/16/07), the String Cheese Incident (Piece of Mine, 3/24/07), the Grateful Dead (Eyes of the World, 12/31/76), Umphrey’s McGee (Morning Song, 12/30/06), Trey Anastasio (Simple Twist Up Dave, 10/27/06), the Disco Biscuits (Helicopters, 12/31/06), ALO (Plastic Bubble, 6/1/05) and Dave Matthews Band (Warehouse, 8/7/04). 100% of the profits from this release will benefit Rock The Earth, a not-for-profit, national public interest environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and defending America’s natural resources.

In related news, Rock the Earth has announced the winners of its 2007 Planet Defender Awards. The Barenaked Ladies have taken top honors in the Artist category for its efforts to offset all the energy used at each show with wind power and its efforts to use compostable materials backstage. On their recent tour BNL partnered with Adam Gardner (Guster)s Reverb environmental action group and fueled its tour buses and trucks with biodiesel materials. Environmental activist/author Dr. Carl Safina was also chosen as the Planet Defender Awards Community Leader winner, while schoolteacher and local activist Karen Dolan was honored in the Grassroots Activist category.

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