People: Dec. 24, 2001

AN OLD ROCKER ROLLS AGAIN FOR SEPT. 11

Radio stations across the country got a little surprise in the mail last week: just-burned plain white compact discs on which were scrawled, Let's Roll and NEIL YOUNG. Yes, the Neil Young, muttonchopped crooner of protest hymns, who, while recording his new album, asked his manager to roll out Roll, his ode to the hijacked passengers of United Airlines Flight 93. Young was inspired by reading an article about Todd Beamer, 32, who stormed the cockpit--but not before signaling his fellow rebels with his now famous phrase, "Let's roll." The song is "a...

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