When English singer and songwriter Nick Drake died in 1974 of a drug overdose, virtually no one outside the music biz knew who he was. Then his tune "Pink Moon" was used in a popular Volkswagen ad 9 years ago and people began to talk about his work.
Now, they'll do more.
Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Dave Grohl, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson and others will soon release a tribute album to the fallen genius, according to David Schulhof, who controls the rights to Drake's work.
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According to Billboard, the recording sessions were videotaped for a DVD release as well. However, the real gem on that set will be Heath Ledger's recording of "Black Eyed Dog," which was filmed in 2007 for a Drake tribute.