EMI is holding a giant auction to benefit the Red Cross's efforts in Japan. Prizes include gold and platinum records, tickets, clothing from tours and videos, signed guitars, meet & greets, handwritten lyrics, deadmau5's head, trampolines, computers and everything else you could possibly think of. The full list is in the replies. Bands participating include Daft Punk, Willie Nelson, Beastie Boys, Bat For Lashes, David Bowie, Coldplay, Arcade Fire, 30 Seconds To Mars, Katy Perry, Depeche Mode and many, many more.
Hanson recently helped pull together a 12 hour livestream with SXSW4Japan.org to raise money for Japan. Online donations have topped $100,000, and a much larger amount was directed straight to the American Red Cross via their national text donation number. Music from the telecast has also been compiled to create a benefit album. More info in the replies.
Some of today's leading ambient and electronic artists are teaming up for a Japan tsunami benefit album, to be released shortly. Artists contributing include Hammock, Jonsi, Jon Hopkins, Helios, and The American Dollar.
My Chemical Romanceare asking fans to submit videos, photos or drawings tagged with "#SINGItForJapan" for a music video of a new version of "Sing." When the song is released, all proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to help Japan recover.
Parrot On A Porch will release COMPassion, a digital compilation to benefit Relief International in their efforts to help Japan, on April 12. The cover art and a list of participating artists can be found in the replies.
The Real You will be heading to Japan early next month to headline the 2010 Kick Rock Invasion tour with Paige and Swing the Coast. Dates are in the replies. Kick Rock will be releasing the band's new EP in Japan on November 24.
The Get Go's (ex-Mest, Allister, and Showoff) debut Japanese album, Hello Again, is the 9th best selling rock record in Japan. They also charted in the top 100 at number 42 without yet releasing a single.
The Brighter Sides EP from The Appreciation Post will be released in Japan on Feb. 6th through In-N-Out Records. The release includes b-sides "Make Your Move" and "Stay," which can be streamed on the band's AP Profile. If you can read Japanese, check out the promo in the replies.
Valencia is getting ready to invade Japan later this month! The guys are fortunate enough to be part of this years FUJI Rock Festival on July 29th. Other bands included in the festival are: Scissor Sisters,Junior Senior, Wolfmother, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers!
This Day & Age will be heading to Japan with Rufio and Over It. Dates are below. Also, the band wants everyone to know that they miss you all, and are really looking forward to getting back on the road once they finish their new album.