As mentioned in previous posts, a bunch of artists have been occupying their time during this crisis by making albums, streaming shows online and much more. An now on April 22nd, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & many more artists are having a relief show that will be available on Apple music and Apple TC apps. It’ll be available on many other sources as well which you can see more about by clicking right here.
Another interesting read I have stumbled across is an interview Judas Priest recently gave, discussing their album British Steel which came out this day (April 14th) back in 1980!
Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue recently encouraged everyone to keep up the social distancing, posting a picture of himself and his family with some encouraging words and thanking healthcare workers and those working the front lines of the current crisis. He also still hopes the tour with Motley Crue is still gonna happen (kicking off June 18th in Jacksonville, Florida), so no word of that tour being postponed yet. Read more of Sixx’s response right here!
Ozzy Osbourne is doing some good deeds. Ozzy is donating 10 percent of the profits from his tour merchandise to The Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research, which is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
Former Gun N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal released a sweet new instrumental track inspired by the current state of things. The track can be listened to right here. Thal claims the song was inspired by ” The feeling of urgency, that race, completed while in self-isolation.” the song is fittingly titled ‘Planetary Lockdown’
Lastly, a informative article related to the current state of live concerts and the unfortunate truth of if they will ever really be the same after this.
Sources: RollingStone.com, billboard.com, blabbermouth.net, ultimateclassicrock.com