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Occupy Wall Street is getting an album featuring Yoko Ono, Willie Nelson, Devo, and more

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What do Willie Nelson, Devo, and Third Eye Blind have in common?

Other than being giants of their respective musical eras (yeah, we said it; just try not to sing along to this), they all support the Occupy Wall Street movement.

They and many other artists will be contributing music to the benefit compilation Occupy This Album: A Compilation of Music by, for and Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the 99%. Proceeds from the wordily titled record will go “directly towards the needs of sustaining this growing movement,” The Wrap reports.

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Willie Nelson's longtime bassist Dan 'Bee' Spears dies after slipping outside home

Willie Nelson’s longtime bassist Dan “Bee” Spears has died from exposure after slipping and falling outside his motor home in Nashville on Thursday night, according to Rolling Stone.

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Dixie Chicks headline concert for Texas wildfires relief

Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines told a thunderous crowd Monday night that “there was zero hesitation” when the band was asked to perform with fellow country stars to raise money for victims of recent wildfires in her home state of Texas. She and her band mates joined Willie Nelson, George Strait and other musicians during a mega-concert in Austin that raised more than $500,000. A fire that started Sept. 4 in Central Texas’ Bastrop County destroyed at least 1,500 homes and killed two people, marking the most devastating of the numerous fires that have scorched about 6,000 square miles in Texas in the last year.

Maines told the crowd she was worried that without homes, “you all might not look lovely.” But she told them they all looked fantastic. “When they called us to do this show, there was zero hesitation,” she said. “You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the girl.” READ FULL STORY

Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson team up for smokey 'Superman' video

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Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson have a lot in common: They’re both legends in their respective genres. They each make dubious choices when it comes to collaborators. Both are braid enthusiasts. And both love country music.

Of course, they are also both advocates of a certain herbal substance that will grab a handful of headlines today. Appropriately, Snoop just dropped a new video for “Superman,” which features a guest spot from Nelson. Check it out after the jump.

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