Heroes is a 2009 charity album devoted to the War Child charity's aid efforts in war-stricken areas, such as Bosnia and Herzegovina. With a theme of "placing faith in the next generation," the concept of the album is to have music legends select a track from their own canon and nominate an artist from the next generation to create a modern reworking of that song. Previous War Child charity albums include The Help Album (1995), 1Love (2002), and Help!: A Day in the Life (2005).
While initial reports indicated the album would be released on November 24, 2008, on October 7 it was announced that the release date would be pushed back to February 2009 due to an overwhelming interest from musicians hoping to contribute to the compilation.
While the full track listing is yet to be released, the following songs have been confirmed: