The revolution may not be televised–but it is available on your CD player this fall.
The Axis of Justice: Concert Series Volume I was recorded at the Avalon in Los Angeles as one in a series of benefits for Axis of Justice–the non-profit organization founded by Serj Tankian of System Of A Down and Tom Morello of Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine–in an effort to bring concerned musicians–fans of music–and grassroots political organizations together to fight for social justice.
The unique night of music featured performances and surprises by a number of special guests–including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea–Tool/A Perfect Circle’s Maynard James Keenan and Pete Yorn. The album includes the donated track from Chris Cornell and Keenan of their cover of Nick Lowe’s "(What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace–Love–and Understanding," recorded at last year’s Lollapalooza. Other highlights include all-star jams of U2’s "Where the Streets Have No Name," Bob Marley’s "Get Up–Stand Up,"Alice in My Fantasies" by Funkadelic–and the Bob Dylan classic "Chimes Of Freedom."
The companion Bonus DVD contains live footage of the Avalon show as well as some excerpts from past Axis shows–which include appearances by artists such as Boots Riley of The Coup and Wayne Kramer. It also includes Tankian’s performance of "Speak on It," a spoken piece about Armenian genocide with the rapper Knowledge. Plus as an added bonus–the DVD features audio excerpts from the Axis of Justice radio show.