Mccartney joins Bob Dylan and Brian Wilson in unique War Child benefit

    That crazy Paul McCartney is always looking better by association. First there was the Beatles, a band you may be familiar with, and now he’s joined Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, David Bowie, and several other old lions of rock for a unique spin on the benefit cover album. Heroes will support the work of War Child, a charity that aids children living in war-torn areas. Though the concept of musicians getting together to raise a few bucks for a good cause is nothing new, the twist here is that one of rock’s senior citizens chose both the song and the artist for the compilation. Bob Dylan picked Beck and "Leopardskin Pillbox Hat," while Wilson chose Rufus Wainwright to cover a two song melody from Smile. Sir Paul stayed on his side of the pond, selecting Duffy and his iconic James Bond theme "Live and Let Die." Other currently involved artists include the Kooks covering the Kinks (you read that right) and Hot Chip trying to take on Joy Division (which the Killers found to be a pretty daunting task). Plans for the album are incomplete at this time, but Stone Roses’ former guitarist John Squire will be doing the artwork for the album, as he did for War Child’s 1995 compilation Help. [NME]