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26 June 2024

WAR Awarded Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame For 2025

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WAR have been announced this week as one of the artists set to be awarded their own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2025.

pre-order WAR’s ‘The World Is A Ghetto’ and ‘Greatest Hits’ here

Musicians joining them in the category of Recording next year include Prince, Depeche Mode, The B-52s, Green Day, The Isley Brothers and George Strait.

The honour comes just days after WAR returned to the UK for the first time in 16 years to play a very special show at the Royal Festival Hall in London as part of the Chaka Khan-curated Meltdown Festival, to a rapturous response from fans and critics alike.

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The Daily Telegraph, in their 4 star review, claimed that the “thrilling groundbreaking 70s US funk rock troupe [got] the crowd dancing in the aisles… This is a band with real rock history: Jimi Hendrix played his last ever performance with War at Ronnie Scott’s in 1970, the night before he died. Their multi-ethnic line-up and sinuous fusion of blues, jazz, Latin and heavy rock elements rival Sly and the Family Stone for its power, potency and influence on 1970s funk, spawning hits including the steamy ‘Low Rider’ and joyous ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends?’ – the latter inspiring a smiling singalong at Meltdown… Their incredible playing, infectious enthusiasm and sinuous grooves proved irresistible”

WAR will celebrate their best-selling album The World Is A Ghetto with a 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition 4CD box set. In addition, a brand new ‘Greatest Hits’ package containing tracks from ‘The World Is A Ghetto’ and more will be available on CD and vinyl. Both will be released on 19 July and are available for pre-order now.

The World Is A Ghetto: 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition collection was curated by WAR’s producer, Jerry Goldstein, founding member Lonnie Jordan and Jeremy Levine. It includes the recently remastered original album, as well as six bonus tracks and “the making of” recordings that trace the evolution of each of the six original album tracks from the first note to the master take. All were first released on last year’s vinyl box set and this is the first time they will be on CD and streaming platforms.

pre-order WAR’s ‘The World Is A Ghetto’ and ‘Greatest Hits’ here

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