NEW YORK – Lenny Kravitz is the latest singer to release a song in response to the war in Iraq.
"We Want Peace," available only on the Rock the Vote Web site, also features Iraqi pop singer Kadim Al Sahir, Palestinian musician Simon Shaheen and Jamey Hadded of Lebanon on percussion.
"I came to Rock the Vote because of its strong stance with young people as defenders of free expression," Kravitz, 38, said Tuesday. "This song for me is about more than Iraq: It is about our role as people in the world and that we all should cherish freedom and peace."
The rock star, whose hits include "Let Love Rule" and "Are You Gonna Go My Way," is among several artists who are speaking out through song about the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
John Mellencamp recently released "To Washington," which criticizes the war, and the Beastie Boys also have posted a new song on their Web site.
The hard rock group System of a Down released an anti-war video, while another rock group, 3 Doors Down, released a video in support of U.S. troops.
Rock the Vote, founded in 1990, is a nonprofit group that encourages young people to vote and become involved in the political process.