Christian Petke (COP International) and John Fryer have recruited members of Rammstein, Faith No More, Agnostic Front, Stabbing Westward, Revolting Cocks, Gravity Kills, and more for a cover of The Beatles‘ “Come Together.“ The track, which was recorded under the name Lifeline International, was released to raise money for Ukraine, which is currently subject to an unprovoked invasion by Russia. Fans can purchase the track on Bandcamp.
Here’s a full list of contributors:
- Chris Connelly (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface, The Joy Thieves, Black Needle Noise)
- Billy Gould (Faith No More, Brujeria, Wayne Kramer/MC5)
- Richard Kruspe (Rammstein)
- Jeff Scheel (Gravity Kills)
- Christopher Hall & Walter Flakus (Stabbing Westward)
- Mark Hockings (Mesh, blackcarburning)
- Rodney Orpheus (The Cassandra Complex)
- Roger Miret (Agnostic Front)
- Geno Lenardo (Filter)
- Lisa K (Basement Jaxx, The Bellrays, The Crystal Method)
- Matt Walker (Filter, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, Morrissey)
- The Hardkiss (Award-Winning Ukrainian Band)
- Lukas Rossi (Winner, Rock Star: Supernova)
- Ginny Luke (Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas, Will.I.Am, Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Wonder)
- John Vaughn (TV and Movie Scores)
- Talon Majors
- Eric Tomes (Awaiting Eli)
- Mari Kattman (Mari Kattman, Helix)
- Th3Count & SLam/Stephen Lam (Deathline International)
- Diana Noir (Junksista)
- Dan Milligan & James Scott (The Joy Thieves, The Burying Kind)
- Ania Tarnowska (I Ya Toyah, The Joy Thieves)
- Yvette Winkler (Vaselyne, Black Needle Noise)
- Jim Semonik (Red Lokust)
- Steven Archer (Stoneburner, Ego Likeness)
- Tom Berger (Johnny Tupolev)
- Joe Virus (Solemn Assembly)
- James & Michelle Perry (Ashes Fallen)
- Sean Hazebruck (Sick Jokes)
- GW Childs IV (GW Childs IV)
Petke and Fryer commented:
“Several weeks ago, a humanitarian catastrophe of colossal proportions began to unfold before our very eyes. Like millions of others around the world, my friend John Fryer and I found ourselves overwhelmed with waves of shock, intense anger, and profound sadness as we watched the horrific events in Eastern Europe.
The day the Ukrainian invasion began, our hearts began to ache, and they haven’t stopped since. They are hurting for everyone whose lives and well-being are being endangered; from the victims of the bombings to the thousands of Russians protestors who have already been arrested, to the millions of displaced people, to the inexperienced Russian conscripts who find themselves being used as ‘cannon fodder’ in a war they never wanted.
From those intense feelings, an idea was born. An idea that was inspired by Bob Geldof’s Live Aid concerts in the ’80s, and fed by our intense desire to be able to actively help our brothers and sisters in Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
The end result is ‘Come Together (We Will Stop You)‘ by Lifeline International; a cover of ‘Come Together‘ by The Beatles, featuring performances from current and former members of bands such as Faith No More, Stabbing Westward, Rammstein, Filter, The Hardkiss (Ukraine), Revolting Cocks, Pigface, The Joy Thieves, Agnostic Front, Basement Jaxx, Gravity Kills, The Cassandra Complex, Mesh, blackcarburning, Deathline International, Vaselyne, and Black Needle Noise to raise money and awareness for the people of Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
Our number one goal for ‘Come Together (We Will Stop You)‘ is to directly and quickly help the people who need it the most. One of the most crucial parts of that process is ensuring that every last dollar that we raise is used properly, which is why we have chosen to donate 100% of the proceeds to UNICEF. Not only are they a long-standing organization that people already know and trust, but they are famously transparent when it comes to the money that passes through their organization. We have been in touch with them, and we’re pleased to report that we can designate every last dollar raised specifically for the people of Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
Keeping this affordable is also important to us, so the minimum donation is only $1. But because the cause is so important, we are actively encouraging everyone to donate up to their comfort level.
Let’s ALL ‘Come Together‘ and show the people of Ukraine and Eastern Europe that we hear them and that we truly care.
Christian and John”