.

Mick Fleetwood, Gaslight Anthem, Avett Brothers Unite to Rebuild Jersey Coast

Passion Pit, Nicole Atkins also join RebuildRecover efforts

Mick Fleetwood, Brian Fallon of Gaslight Anthem and Nicole Atkins
Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images; Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images; Donna Ward/Getty Images
November 9, 2012 3:30 PM ET

Mick Fleetwood, the Gaslight Anthem, the Avett Brothers, Nicole Atkins, Passion Pit and others have united with Move for Hunger's RebuildRecover to help restore New Jersey coastal towns devastated last month by Hurricane Sandy. As part of the efforts, these artists have recorded public service announcements asking for your help. "We're all in this together, for the long haul," says Fleetwood. "We are restoring, rebuilding and recovering the communities that are so dear to our hearts by getting donations directly to those in need." All donations will support relief efforts.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“American Girl”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | 1976

It turns out that a single with "American" in its title--recorded on the Fourth of July during the nation's Bicentennial, no less--can actually sell better in Britain. Coupled with the Heartbreakers' flair for Byrds jangle and Animals hooks, though, is Tom Petty's native-Florida drawl that keeps this classic grounded at home. Petty dispelled rumors that the song was about a suicidal student, explaining that the inspiration came from when he was 25 and used to salute the highway traffic outside his apartment window. "It sounded like the ocean to me," he recalled. "That was my ocean. My Malibu. Where I heard the waves crash, but it was just the cars going by."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com