Red Hot Chili Peppers, Courtney Barnett and eight other artists will reissue or issue new albums on pink vinyl to benefit the third annual Ten Bands One Cause, which raises funds and awareness for Gilda's Club NYC. The non-profit provides support and education while also fostering empowerment to cancer patients and their families.
Pixies, My Chemical Romance, Anthrax, the Black Keys, Ed Sheeran, NOFX, Opeth and Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy round out the 10 artists participating in this year's initiative.
“Gilda’s Club’s mission statement is simple, 'No one should face cancer alone,'" Anthrax's Scott Ian said in a statement. "The vital support they give to cancer patients and their families is truly a noble cause and we are honored to be able to help.”
Comedian/musician Breuer understands how cancer personally affects loved ones and their families. "My wife dealt with it twice," he said in a statement. "I'm happy to support this cause to create more awareness on this subject.”
This year's project will have seven limited edition and collectible album reissues, which will be released on September 27th. They include Anthrax's For All Kings, the Black Keys' Chulahoma, Barnett's Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, Ed Sheeran's X, Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy's Songs From the Garage, My Chemical Romance's Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge and Red Hot Chili Peppers' The Getaway.
The remaining three titles are brand new albums, which will be released on September 30th (Opeth's Sorceress and Pixies' Head Carrier), and on October 7th (NOFX's First Ditch Effort).
For more information, visit Ten Bands One Cause.