By Jonathan Cohen, Billboard.com
30 December 2003
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NEW YORK — Pearl Jam, Paul Westerberg, Dropkick Murphys, Letters to Cleo’s Kay Hanley, American Hi-Fi and the Allman Brothers Band are among the artists who have donated tracks to “Hot Stove, Cool Music,” a compilation due Jan. 20 via Fenway Recordings. ESPN baseball reporter Peter Gammons will host an affiliated concert on Jan. 11 at Boston’s Paradise, featuring Hanley and Buffalo Tom’s Bill Janovitz, among others.
Editors Note: The ABB’s track is Desdemona from the 2003 Tweeter Center show.
Proceeds from the album and show will benefit the Jimmy Fund, which supports cancer research.
The album sports a live version of Pearl Jam’s “Bu$hleaguer” and Hanley guesting with the Dropkick Murphys on “The Dirty Glass.” The Hot Stove All Stars, featuring Janovitz, Peter Wolf, Mighty Mighty Bosstones frontman Dicky Barrett and Boston Red Sox players, turn in a cover of Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll (Part 2).”