Legendary songwriter, producer, and former 4 Non Blondes frontwoman, Linda Perry, is curating and co-headlining a star-studded, two-day live-stream event, featuring performances by Sheryl Crow, Foo Fighters, Ziggy Marley, and Gary Barlow, among many others. The Rock ‘N’ Relief concert will raise awareness and funds for the life-saving programs of CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) – a non-profit organization founded by Sean Penn and Ann Lee, that has been providing access to free testing and vaccines across Los Angeles.
In addition to the above artists, Rock ‘N’ Relief will also include performances by Deadmau5, Miguel, Jewel, Carly Simon with David Saw, James Blunt, Kevin Bacon, Perry Farrell, Macy Gray, Silversun Pickups, Sammy Hagar, Gavin Rossdale, Pete Yorn, and Tracy Bonham, among many others. DJ Kat Corbett, of SiriusXM & KROQ, will serve as the event’s host.
“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. When I first put the word out, many jumped on board to contribute; we had over 150 bands submit to play,” said Perry said in a statement.
She continued, “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.”
CORE’s Co-Founder and CEO, Ann Lee, added, “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. 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.”
While dates have not yet been announced for the benefit, Rock ‘N’ Relief is set to stream live via Amazon Music and the platform’s Twitch channel, as well as through Rolling Stone, and YouTube.
Perry, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015, recently co-wrote “A Beautiful Noise,” for Brandi Carlile and Alicia Keys. The two artists performed the soulful tune on Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy.