Former SMASHING PUMPKINS star Billy Corgan and Velvet Underground founder John Cale are among the stars performing on a new ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO tribute album.

The proceeds of the covers CD, POR VIDA, will go towards the country legend's medical bills as he fights hepatitis C.

Escovedo was diagnosed with the blood disorder last year (03). The illness has forced the singer to retire from touring.

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