Avril Lavigne has recorded a version of Bob Dylan's KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR for an upcoming peace compilation.

The PEACE SONGS two-CD compilation, put together by British-based children's charity War Child, is due in May (03) and will also include peace-themed songs by Paul McCartney, David Bowie and Michelle Branch.

War Child director SAMANTHA NUTT says, "There will be a special focus on children in Iraq. We support a children's hospital in Karbala."