Rolling Stones star Keith Richards has teamed up with blues guitarist/singer Keb' Mo' and reggae stars Mermans Mosengo and Sherieta Lewis to record a new Bob Marley tribute for an upcoming charity album. The quartet joins a number of artists who contributed to the eight-minute jam of Richards' 1992 song Words of Wonder and Marley's Get Up, Stand Up for Playing for Change 3: Songs Around the World.
They all appear in a new video, which has been posted online, and features the performers playing and singing all around the globe.
The new charity album also features tracks by Los Lobos, Toots and the Maytals frontman Toots Hibbert and Taj Mahal, and Sara Bareilles and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
The album will be released in June (14).
Reggae artist Frederick 'toots' Hibbert has filed a $20 million (GBP13.3 million) lawsuit against concert promoters in Virginia, after he was injured at a show. The Grammy winner was performing in Richmond in May (13), when he was struck on the head by a bottle thrown onstage by a 19-year-old college student.
The Toots and the Maytals frontman suffered a deep cut to his head and subsequently had to cancel his remaining shows and return to his native Jamaica for medical attention.
Now, Hibbert accuses Venture Richmond, Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers Inc., and security-provider Regional Marketing Concepts Inc. of negligence in the suit.
Venture Richmond Executive Director Jack Berry, says, "There is no way that Venture Richmond or Sports Backers could reasonably have anticipated or prevented this random act by a teenage spectator. He alone should be held responsible.
"As you might imagine, we are very concerned about how lawsuits such as this could impact the future of outdoor festivals in Richmond, as all events depend on our ability to secure liability insurance."
Reggae icon Frederick 'toots' Hibbert is suing a fan who allegedly hurled a bottle at him during a concert in Virginia last month (May13). The Toots and the Maytals frontman has filed a $21 million (£13.5 million) civil action suit against William Connor Lewis, who the singer claims threw a vodka bottle at him during the Dominion Riverrock festival in Richmond.
Hibbert called off the remainder of his U.S. acoustic concert tour after the incident, and claims he has suffered "continuing medical issues" ever since.
In a statement, Hibbert's lawyer Michael R. Shapiro argues Lewis is "unquestionably" responsible for his client's injuries, insisting, "This tragic incident that caused serious injury to Toots is the subject of an going investigation in terms of responsibility. Toots and his management team share with me the view that we should only sue those who we know to have responsibility for this vicious attack. At this moment in time, the bottle thrower, Mr Lewis unquestionably falls in that category and thus the $21 million (£13.5 million) civil action against him. As we investigate the matter fuller and that investigation indicates other responsible parties, I can assure you that we will respond in an appropriate manner."
Lewis is facing a charge of felony assault, and a grand jury indictment has been scheduled for 1 July (13).
Meanwhile, Hibbert has thanked fans for their concern and messages of support.
Reggae icon Frederick 'toots' Hibbert has filed a lawsuit against his former manager amid allegations he was conned into signing away half of his song rights. The Toots and the Maytals frontman claims Marc-Antoine Chetata took advantage of his lack of business acumen after being hired in 1994 to take care of the band's professional affairs, and he persuaded the singer to agree to handing over 50 per cent of his copyright ownership.
The Pressure Drop star and his band have more than 30 albums in its discography, which dates back to the early 1960s.
Hibbert is demanding the return of the song rights, in addition to at least $1.25 million (£806,452), reports TMZ.com.
The litigation is the latest headache for the 70 year old - he axed the remainder of his U.S. tour this week (begs27May13) after sustaining a serious head injury when a man hurled a bottle at the stage during a concert in Virginia on 18 May (13). A 19-year-old suspect has been charged with aggravated assault over the incident.
Reggae star Frederick 'toots' Hibbert has cut short his tour of the U.S. to undergo treatment for injuries sustained when he was hit in the face with a bottle during a concert in Virginia earlier this month (May13). The Toots and the Maytals singer was performing with his band at the Dominion Riverrock festival in Richmond on 18 May (13) when an audience member hurled the bottle at the stage, striking him on the head.
Hibbert was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but it has now emerged he requires further medical attention - and as a result, he has cancelled the remainder of his shows.
A statement from the star's management company reads, "All the concerts on this tour which have been cancelled, will be rescheduled for later in the year after Toots has been given a clean bill of health from his doctors. Toots regrets having to disappoint any of his fans but this serious head injury requires he return home to attend to his medical issues.
"In that Toots is still undergoing tests and treatment, no definite date for the continuation of touring can be determined as of today. Toots appreciates all of the well wishes and support from his fans and looks forward to performing for them again soon."
Police have charged a 19-year-old man with aggravated assault in connection with the incident.
Reggae star Frederick 'toots' Hibbert is nursing a cut to his head after he was hit in the face with a bottle during a concert in Virginia. The Toots and the Maytals singer was performing with his band at the Dominion Riverrock festival in Richmond on Saturday night (18May13) when one audience member hurled the missile at the stage, striking the 67 year old in the head.
The group to cut short its set so Hibbert could receive medical attention at a local hospital, where he was treated and subsequently released.
Police have since arrested and charged a 19-year-old man with aggravated assault in connection to the incident.