Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol) have revealed the artists that will be joining them at the third annual “Above Ground” benefit concert. The event will take place at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA on December 20 and the duo will be performing the Sex Pistols’ “Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols” and Lou Reed‘s “Transformer“ in full with Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Billy Idol, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Franky Perez (ex-Deadland Ritual, ex-Apocalyptica), and Etty Lau Farrell. Proceeds from the show will go towards MusiCares.
Whitechapel will be playing a Christmas benefit show at The Mill And Mine in Knoxville, TN on December 17. Realm, Chamber, and The Guild will serve as support. Tickets will go on sale on August 13 with a portion of the proceeds set to go towards the Young-Williams Animal Center.
The fifth annual Love Rocks NYC concert has officially been announced. The virtual show will stream live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City on June 3 and it will feature: Sara Bareilles, Jon Bon Jovi, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., Billy Gibbons, Warren Haynes, Emily King, Ledisi, Pedrito Martinez, Tash Neal, Fantastic Negrito, Ivan Neville, Robert Randolph, Nathaniel Rateliff, Jimmy Vivino, Yola, and more. Jeff Garlin, Michael Imperioli, and Bernie Williams will host the event along with special guest Tina Fey. The event will benefit God’s Love We Deliver.
Blind Illusion, The Boneless Ones, and Jesus Crisis have announced a benefit show for Exodus drummer Tom Hunting, who is currently battling cancer. The concert will be held on July 17 at On The Y in Sacramento, CA. You can also still donate to Hunting’s GoFundMe campaign HERE.
Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder is among the artists who will be performing as part of the Tibet House US virtual benefit concert on February 17. The event, which is being curated by composer and artistic director Philip Glass, will stream via Mandolin and it will also feature: Phoebe Bridgers, Brittany Howard, Valerie June, Angélique Kidjo, Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, Rubin Kodheli, and more. Tickets can be found HERE.
A number of artists will be taking part in a virtual benefit concert for Landmine Marathon’s Ryan Butler, who is currently recovering from a liver transplant. The event will take place tomorrow (November 21) and tickets can be found at butlerfest.net. The following musicians will perform: Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World), Exhumed, Dropdead, Fall Silent, Papa M, A Lunn (Panopticon), Bobb Bruno (Best Coast), Where Eagles Dare, Danny Marianino (North Side Kings), Bro Loaf, Goya, Lago, Sorrower, Pointbreak, Ugly, Dead History, and Impregnator.
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Pearl Jam are among the artists that are set to perform during a virtual COVID-19 relief concert for All In WA, the nonprofit started by Washington governor Jay Inslee. The event, which will also feature Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), Brandi Carlile, Macklemore, Dave Matthews, and more, will broadcast on June 10 at 7:00 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel and on Seattle-area NBC affiliates. Amazon will serve as the sponsor and the company’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos will be matching all donations with a maximum of $25 million.
Alice Cooper and Joan Jett And The Blackhearts will be performing as part of the “Cleveland Rocks: From Our Living Rooms” benefit show to raise money for the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. The event will air on Fox 8 WJW on April 15 at 7 p.m. and it will also feature: Jason Mraz, Ben Folds with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, Michael Stanley, and more. Members of the fund will also match $50,000 for viewer donations during the show.