- 16 January 2013
With so many musicians invested in the West Memphis Three, it’s no surprise that the soundtrack to West of Memphis -- which just hit store shelves yesterday -- has a pretty tremendous lineup, including Eddie Vedder, Johnny Depp, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave, Natalie Maines, and Henry Rollins. EW spoke with Rollins recently about the film, the soundtrack, and the ongoing saga of the West Memphis Three.
EW: Considering how long this process has been and the stakes involved, is it a little surreal to be talking about the West Memphis Three in terms of the subject of a film soundtrack?
Rollins: I never thought we’d be having this conversation—the soundtrack, the movie, all of that. There were a lot of dark months, even dark years. You burn so many emotional calories thinking about these guys in cages. Then the thing goes to the judge, the thing you’ve been working on for 15 months, and the judge just goes “Nah.” And you’re back at the bottom of the hill, covered in mud, with no tools. So you have to go back and get the tools again. This would be for three years at a time. The entire thing became abstract. The trippiest thing is now me hanging with Damien in New York at a packed theater with a bunch of people clapping. It borders on the surreal.
Read more at Entertainment Weekly.
- 15 January 2013
West of Memphis: Voices for Justice is in stores today and can be purchased at Amazon and iTunes! The album features music and songs inspired by the documentary film West of Memphis, and includes artists who became directly involved in helping the West Memphis Three. Among them, the album includes Eddie Vedder, Natalie Maines, Johnny Depp, Henry Rollins and a host of other contributors. Get your copy today!
1. Henry Rollins (feat. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis original score) - Damien Echols Death Row Letter Year 9
2. Natalie Maines - Mother
3. Lucinda Williams - Joy
4. Camp Freddy - The Jean Genie
5. Tonto's Giant Nuts feat. Johnny Depp & Bruce Witkin - Little Lion Man
6. Marilyn Manson - You're So Vain
7. Band of Horses - Dumpster World (Live)
8. Citizen Cope - DFW
9. Eddie Vedder - Satellite
10. Bill Carter - Anything Made of Paper
11. The White Buffalo - House of Pain
12. Bob Dylan - Ring Them Bells
13. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - West of Memphis Score Suite
14. Tonto's Giant Nuts feat. Johnny Depp (feat. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis original score) - Damien Echols Death Row Letter Year 16
15. Patti Smith - Wing (Recorded Live at Voices For Justice Benefit Concert - August 28, 2010)
DIGITAL ONLY BONUS TRACK
16. Bill Carter - Road to Nowhere
- 14 January 2013
The new documentary West of Memphis chronicles the case of the West Memphis Three, the trio who spent 18 years in jail after being wrongfully convicted of the murders of three young boys.
In an exclusive video clip at AOL Spinner, Henry Rollins discusses why he got involved with the project. Many musicians publicly supported them during their incarceration and are now lending their help on the film's soundtrack, West of Memphis: Voices for Justice.
Check out Rollins' thoughts on the case and why it angered him so much, and stream the full stream of West of Memphis: Voices for Justice on Spinner's Listening Party.
- 14 January 2013
ARTISTdirect.com has partnered with Sony Legacy to premiere the Bill Carter cover of Ozzy Osbourne's "Road to Nowhere," which is a bonus track exclusive to the digital release of West of Memphis: Voices for Justice, an album of music and songs inspired by the new Sony Pictures Classics film, West of Memphis, which chronicles the case and the plight of the West Memphis Three.