Foo Fighters, Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell, Bush’s Gavin Rossdale, and more will take part in the new “Rock ‘N’ Relief” livestream concert.
Curated by singer/songwriter Linda Perry, the livestream supports the CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) organization. Founded by Sean Penn and Ann Lee, CORE works on the frontlines with partners to provide access to free COVID testing and vaccines across Los Angeles. The two-day stream will benefit CORE’s work supporting L.A.’s mobile vaccination program, which brings vaccines directly to communities who need them most.
In addition to previously mentioned performers, the lineup includes Sammy Hagar along with Silversun Pickups, L7, Frances Lion, Juliette Lewis, and the Licks, and more.
Other participating acts of note include Sheryl Crow, Deadmau5, Jewel, Tracy Bonham, Carly Simon, James Blunt, Ziggy Marley, K. Flay, Dawes, Gary Barlow, Shaed, Ozomatli, Miguel, Macy Gray, Aloe Blacc, and Perry herself, who will also co-host alongside KROQ and SiriusXM’s Kat Corbett.
“Our critical mission within this moment of the pandemic is to provide equitable relief services to our local community, and we rely on donations to continue our efforts,” said CORE’s co-founder and CEO Ann Lee. “We are thrilled that Linda Perry has curated such an amazing group of artists to support our cause and bring comfort and joy to people in this time of hardship.”
“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,” said Perry. “When I first put the word out, many jumped on board to contribute; we had over 150 bands submit to play. We are pleased to announce that California Love Drop and Monty’s Good Burger will provide food and beverages to all the digital workers that will be working hard to bring this powerful content to the viewers of this impactful concert series. Our goal is to do everything we can to thank CORE and the self-sacrificing people who keep us safe during this unprecedented crisis.”
Though dates have yet to be announced, the concert will stream via the Amazon Music mobile app and through the Amazon Music Twitch channel. YouTube and Rolling Stone will also stream the event.