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SuperHeavy is a coming-together of Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Damian Marley and composer A. R. Rahman ("Slumdog Millionaire") with SuperMixedGenres. Chickenfoot, to rock fans, is Van Halen's Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.
Meanwhile, some compilations boast a collection of different sorts. Artists like Jackson Browne, Lou Reed, Van Dyke Parks, Tom Morello, Ani Difranco do covers on "Note of Hope: A Celebration of Woody Guthrie"; "The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams" is a Bob Dylan-helmed project of Sheryl Crow, Alan Jackson, Norah Jones, Merle Haggard, Jakob Dylan, Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, Jack White and others completing "lost" Williams tunes; "ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends" includes contributions from Daughtry, Filter, Wyclef Jean, Mastodon, Nickelback, Grace Potter, Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler and more.
SuperHeavy, "SuperHeavy," Sept. 20
Chickenfoot, "Chickenfoot III," Sept. 27
"Note of Hope: A Celebration of Woody Guthrie," Sept. 27
"The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams," Oct. 4
"ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends," Oct. 11