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Eddie Vedder, Heath Ledger, Dave Grohl Confirmed for Nick Drake Tribute Album

The music of Nick Drake will be reinterpreted by Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, Jack Johnson and Norah Jones for an upcoming tribute album. The still-untitled record will also feature Heath Ledger’s video for Drake’s “Black-Eyed Dog,” which was filmed in late 2007 in the months before the actor’s death. The clip was included in a multimedia installation but never officially released, although some footage surfaced online in February 2008. “I was obsessed with his story and his music and I pursued it for a while and still have hopes to kind of tell his story one day,” Ledger once said of Nick Drake, a British singer-songwriter who, like Ledger, died prematurely.

Drake released three albums before overdosing in 1974 at the age of 28. All three LPs — Five Leaves Left, Bryter Layter and Pink Moon — placed on Rolling Stone‘s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The tribute disc will be released via Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records, and will include a DVD highlighting the album’s recording process.

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