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L.A. band Linkin Park releases 'Download for Haiti' digital-only benefit compilation

January 24, 2010 | 10:33 am

Linkin_park Los Angeles-based hard rock act Linkin Park hadn't planned to resurrect a 3-year-old unfinished song, but in the days after the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, the band went scouring through its vaults, eventually finding and completing the track "Not Alone" at 3 a.m. last Sunday.

The song, which was released online late Tuesday, is now the leadoff cut on the band's "Download for Haiti" digital-only benefit compilation. Artists including the All-American Rejects, guitarist Slash, Enrique Iglesias, the Dave Matthews Band and rapper Lupe Fiasco contributed to the album, available for free on the website Music for Relief, Linkin Park's disaster-relief charity.

Fans are encouraged to donate after downloading the album.

Continue reading "Linkin Park is quick to aid Haiti" on Pop & Hiss.

-- Todd Martens

Photo: Linkin Park band members Chester Bennington, left, and Mike Shinoda. Credit: Christina Cotter / Los Angeles Times