Dave Grohl Thanks the BBC
"To all these amazing artists who took the time to learn and sing the words that I scribbled on a bit of hotel stationary nearly 20 years ago - I am beyond humbled. You have no idea."@FooFighters' Dave Grohl sent a message to everyone at the BBC and we couldn't love him more ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Sn5fiFtTJ3— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) April 30, 2020
The BBC tweeted out a copy of the letter Dave Grohl sent them about their choice of his Foo Fighters song "Times Like These" to spearhead a multi-artist fundraising campaign for COVID-19 relief. In his note, he says he "literally had to fight back tears" when he was informed that they requested to use his song "for such an important cause." The song, credited to the BBC Radio One Live Lounge Allstars, entered Britain's midweek chart at number-one this week.
Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam are the latest celebrities to take the ALL-IN Challenge, offering a huge concert package to raise money for charity helping those in need of food during the COVID-19 crisis. You can enter the online raffle to win a round-trip airfare and two tickets to a Pearl Jam show on your birthday (or whatever date is closest to it), a band-signed Fender Telecaster Guitar, and a meet-and-greet with Eddie. You'll also get to watch the second half of the show from the side of the stage and join him on stage during a song.
Needtobreathe have announced a new album -- and that one of their founding members has left the band. The album, Out of Body, will be out this year. They've released two tracks from it, "Hang On" and "Seasons," and those are in the blogs sec at 939theriverradio.com. And, Bo Rinehart, brother of frontman Bear Rinehart, has officially left the group. He didn't take part in recording of the new album.