Mark Knopfler's Star-Studded Charity Single 'Going Home' Premieres: An Epic Collaboration for Teen Cancer America

Article Contributed by Firefly Media | Published on Friday, March 22, 2024

The official video for Mark Knopfler’s charity single, “Going Home (Theme from Local Hero),” featuring an astonishing line-up of rock superstars, is now live! Watch/share and help support the work of Teen Cancer America (TCA) together with UK-based Teenage Cancer Trust.

Going Home - YouTube

The video calls out the performers by name as their contributions are heard on this remarkable recording, produced and edited by long-time Knopfler collaborator, Guy Fletcher. The epic track from Mark Knopfler’s Guitar Heroes, a landmark achievement in rock music, features members of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dire Straits, The Who, Pink Floyd, Queen, Black Sabbath, The Shadows, Rush, Guns N’ Roses, and many more.

The nine-minute piece opens with a soaring intro from the late, legendary Jeff Beck, in what would be his final recorded work. The cover art for “Going Home” was created by Sir Peter Blake, the artist behind Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and other rock classics.

Participating artists include Joan Armatrading, Richard Bennett, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Brown, James Burton, Jonathan Cain, Paul Carrack, Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, Jim Cox, Steve Cropper, Sheryl Crow, Danny Cummings, Duane Eddy, Sam Fender, Peter Frampton, Audley Freed, Vince Gill, David Gilmour, Buddy Guy, Keiji Haino, Tony Iommi, Joan Jett, John Jorgenson, Sonny Landreth, Albert Lee, Greg Leisz, Alex Lifeson, Steve Lukather, Phil Manzanera, Hank Marvin, Dave Mason, Brian May, Robbie McIntosh, John McLaughlin, Tom Morello, Rick Nielsen, Orianthi, Brad Paisley, Nile Rodgers, Mike Rutherford, Joe Satriani, John Sebastian, Connor Selby, Slash, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Andy Taylor, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Ian Thomas, Pete Townshend, Keith Urban, Steve Vai, Waddy Wachtel, Joe Louis Walker, Joe Walsh, Ronnie Wood, Glenn Worf, and Zucchero.

Founded in 2012 by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who, TCA funds and develops age-specific facilities, programs and services for teenagers and young adults with cancer being treated in hospitals across the country.

The track is available for online purchase here. The RADIO EDIT from BMG is HERE. Thank you for your support of this important and historic fund-raising initiative.