Sting, Sinead O' Connor and Robert Downey Jr to Appear on New Charity Album

'Prayer Cycle 2: Back to Zero' will also feature a rare recording of Jim Morrison reciting a poem

January 21, 2011 12:05 PM ET
Sting, Sinead O' Connor and Robert Downey Jr to Appear on New Charity Album
Marco Prosch/Getty

Sting, Sinead O'Connor and Robert Downey Jr. are among the artists who have signed on to contribute to an album of "world prayers" benefiting the anti-nuclear organization Global Zero.

Photos: Hot Rock Offspring: Sting, Madonna, Keith Richards and More Stars' Famous Kids

The set will also include a previously unreleased recording of the Doors' Jim Morrison reciting his poem "Moonshine Night" and appearances by members of Korn, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Yes and System of a Down.

Photos: Rainforest Foundation Fund Benefit 2008: Sting, Wilson, Joel, Taylor Rock a Family Affair in NYC

Prayer Cycle 2: Path to Zero is the sequel to a 1999 compilation which featured performances by James Taylor, Alanis Morrissette and Linda Ronstadt. Both discs were masterminded by composer Jonathan Elias, who has been working on this project for five years.

Sting, Sinéad O'Connor and Robert Downey Jr unite for charity album [Guardian UK]

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

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
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.


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

“Road to Nowhere”

Talking Heads | 1985

A cappella harmonies give way to an a fuller arrangement blending pop and electro-disco on "Road to Nowhere," but the theme remains constant: We're on an eternal journey to an undefined destination. The song vaulted back into the news a quarter century after it was a hit when Gov. Charlie Crist used it in his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Florida. "It's this little ditty about how there's no order and no plan and no scheme to life and death and it doesn't mean anything, but it's all right," Byrne said with a chuckle.

More Song Stories entries »