BY: JOEY REAMS
While the world slowly recovers from the Coronavirus, concerts are still virtual. Although that’s not what any of us genuinely want, it’s enough to get us by for the time being. One such concert happened over the weekend: Rock and Roll Relief. A handful of bands performed, including Foo Fighters, K. Flay, Silversun Pickups, and Sammy Hagar. This benefit concert occurred over two days with a drive-in performance of several artists at the Dodgers Stadium parking lot in Los Angeles. All of this was put on by Linda Perry to support Sean Penn’s CORE Response (Community Organized Relief Effort), which will raise money for CORE’s mobile COVID-19 Vaccination program for low-income communities.
“As a mother and fellow member of this community, I wanted to do something to lift spirits and send a positive message of hope and humanity to all the healthcare workers and those on the front lines, as well as raise awareness and funds to support CORE and their relief efforts,” Linda Perry said in a statement. “When I first put the word out, many jumped on board to contribute; we had over 150 bands submit to play… We are extremely overwhelmed by the level of support we are getting from these rebel artists who are generously donating their time and so grateful for the backing from the biggest players in the media space. Can’t wait to get the word out and provide much-needed funding for CORE while entertaining and lifting the spirits of the nation.”
One silver lining from this being online is that the concert is available to watch on Youtube. Even better, you can still donate to CORE Response by following this link. Check out the entire day two below, where you can see many of the performances, including Foo Fighter’s covering Andy Gibb’s “Shadow Dancing.”