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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Rolling Stone Names Top 15 Eco Rockers

Rolling Stone Names Top 15 Eco Rockers

Rolling Stone Names Top 15 Eco Rockers
By Jeff Kart via Planet Green
The music people at Rolling Stone have noticed something. More and more artists are becoming environmentally and socially conscious. Or, maybe the artists are just talking about it more. We noticed that a while back, and launched our Instrumental section in 2009. Many of the same artists we’ve spotlighted in 2010 also were named by the mag.
The folks behind the Campus Consciousness Tour pointed us to No. 6 on the Rolling Stone list: Hip hopper Drake, who headlined the Reverb-backed tour in the spring.
But let’s take it from the top. Rolling Stone says more and more music artists are “attempting to take responsibility and move toward greener alternatives, either by cutting back on their use of harmful products like fuel and plastic or by devoting time and money to promoting environmental causes.”
The Top 15 list begins with Guster, who founded the concert-greening nonprofit Reverb with his wife Lauren in 2004. Others highlighted include Barenaked Ladies, part of the Green Music Group Challenge from the summer of 2010, and other participants, like Dave Matthews Band and The Roots.
There’s also Jack Johnson, Green Day, Bonnie Raitt and Willie Nelson. Not a lot of surprises for Planet Green readers, but all good choices, along with KT Tunstall, Phish, Perry Farrell, Don Henley, Sheryl Crow and Thom Yorke.
The selection of The Eagles’ Henley may throw you for a loop (since he wasn’t in the news too much this year). He created the Walden Woods Project back in 1990 and his Caddo Lake Institute continues to fund ecological research projects, Rolling Stone notes.
As the mag says, green and socially conscious music is a “still-growing movement.” We’ll see you in 2011 for more. Who would make your list of the most eco-friendly rockers?
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At January 16, 2011 at 7:47 PM , Anonymous Multibrand said...

Hi Peter,
It is good to know that musicians are more 'green' conscious today.
They can be very good PR for green environment campaigns.

At January 18, 2011 at 12:31 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

I agree with you, harry.



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