Hard Rock to Release CD for Charity

Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, in partnership with Allido Records and music executive and producer Rich Kleiman, enlists DJ/producer Mark Ronson to curate and define a series of limited-edition CDs that will pay homage to Hard Rock's music heritage.

"Allido Records is a perfect partner for Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos," says Andrea Melotti, senior director of operations for Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos. "Ronson has taken relevant rock songs, the proverbial soundtrack of the Hard Rock brand, and produced a modern compilation that melds perfectly with the distinctive rock vibe of Hard Rock properties."

The CD, entitled "Mark Ronson Presents Hard Rock," will be released on Tuesday, May 22nd and will be available for purchase at all Hard Rock Hotel and Casino locations, select Hard Rock Cafe Rock Shops and online at www.hardrock.com.

"This is an exciting project for Allido because of Hard Rock's iconic stature as a brand and in Rock n' Roll culture," says Ronson. "These compilations will deliver a unique and definitive collection of •modern' rock music for the new millennium."

The CD will retail for $18.00 and one dollar from the sale of each CD will benefit Water for Life, an initiative established by hip-hop artist Jay-Z with the mission of bringing clean drinking water to sub-Saharan Africa in conjunction with PlayPumps International, a non-profit organization.

PlayPumps installs merry-go-rounds attached to pumps throughout Africa. When children play on the merry-go-rounds, water pumps into a storage tank, providing clean water access to entire communities.

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