Dixie Chicks release song marking World AIDS Day
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
– The Dixie Chicks and Sheryl Crow are among the artists giving a world-premiere of exclusive songs today to mark World AIDS Day. This is being done in conjunction with launching (RED)WIRE, the new music service from (RED). Throughout the day, visit www.red.msn.com to see performances from the Dixie Chicks, U2, Jay-Z, Coldplay, John Legend, The Killers and Elton John, The Police and Elvis Costello and Death Cab for Cutie.
(RED)WIRE is a digital music magazine intended to help with the AIDS problem in Africa.
Every Wednesday, (RED)WIRE members recieve an issue delivered to their desktop featuring exclusive music from artists. Half of the $5 monthly fee goes directly to the Global Fund (www.theglobalfund.org) to fight AIDS in Africa. Members who join before Wednesday, Dec.dd10 will become "Founding Members" of (RED)WIRE and receive the premier issue on Dec. 10 as well as a special bonus song from Jay-Z.
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