The surviving members of Morphine will post a song they recorded
as a tribute to late bandleader Mark Sandman for downloading at
three websites, saxophonist Dana Colley said Thursday (Dec. 9).
"Gone Against Gone," which Colley and drummer Billy Conway recorded
with former Presidents of the United States of America frontman
Chris Ballew under the name Movable Bubble, will be available
in Liquid Audio starting Tuesday (at www.morphine3.com, www.liquidaudio.com
and www.cdnow.com). It will cost $1.99, with proceeds going to the Mark
Sandman Music Education Fund. Ballew wrote the song the week Sandman died
of a heart attack in Italy in July and performed it at two memorial services
in Cambridge, Mass., later that month. Morphine are scheduled to release
their final studio album, The Night, on Feb. 1.