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Robert Downey Jr., Sting, and Sinead O'Connor join upcoming benefit album

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Robert Downey, Jr., Sting, and Korn’s Jonathan Davis are among the artists lending their voices to The Prayer Cycle 2: Path to Zero, a seven-song album to benefit Global Zero, a movement dedicated to the elimination of nuclear weapons. Composer Jonathan Elias wrote, produced, and coordinated the album, which is a followup to his similarly-themed 1999 release, The Prayer Cycle.

The album also includes the voices of The American Boys Choir, Jon Anderson, Richard Bona, Jonathan Davis, Dadawa, Alex Ebert, Elias’ daughter Lilli Elias, Hakim, Salif Keita, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Angélique Kidjo, Yungchen Lhamo, Jim Morrison (whose estate licensed a recording of him reciting poetry), Sinead O’Connor, Joanne Shenandoah, Trudie Styler, and Serj Tankian. [Billboard]

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