Petra Haden, former That Dog violinist turned solo artist, was the inspiration for a new 7" single dropping this summer on indie Vegas Records. The single will feature previously unreleased tracks from Weezer, Ben Kweller, Phantom Planet and AM Radio and, according to Billboard, will be titled simply, A Benefit For Petra Haden. The single will sell for between $7 and $10 and will get an initial pressing of 3,000 copies.
Petra Haden was hit by a car in Venice, CA, in August of 2000 and suffered severe head, leg, and pelvis injuries. Haden had no medical insurance and has been stuck with medical bills reportedly exceeding $100,000 as a result of the treatment she received.
Songs from A Benefit For Petra Haden (in no particular order):
Weezer - "Why Bother" (Live)
Ben Kweller - "It's Not There"
Phantom Planet - "Always On My Mind"
AM Radio - "Becoming You"