Courtney Love made a live appearance at the Above Ground benefit show in Los Angeles on Monday (April 16) alongside Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Billy Idol, Jesse Hughes from Eagles of Death Metal, Dave Kushner of Velvet Revolver, and many more.
The show was organised by Billy Idol guitarist Billy Morrison and Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, and took place on April 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. It was held to raise money and awareness for MusiCares. The organisation works to provide a safety net in times of critical need for musicians.
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At the concert, Courtney Love performed a cover of The Velvet Underground’s I’m Waiting for the Man’.
The song originally appeared on the band’s classic 1967 debut album ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’.
Speaking about the Above Ground benefit with Yahoo, Dave Navarro explained the importance of the event. “We have lost a lot of friends this year, due to mental health issues,” said the Jane’s Addiction guitarist, referring to the deaths of Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington. Both musicians took their own lives last year.
“I just want to change the playing field [with ‘Above Ground’]” he added, “and let people know that there are options out there. It’s okay to reach out for help.”
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