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Foo Fighters, Sheryl Crow, Deadmau5, Perry Farrell & More Join 'Rock 'N' Relief' Livestream Benefit

Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters
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Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performs at the Rock in Rio on Sept. 29, 2019.

Foo Fighters, Sheryl Crow, Deadmau5, Perry Farrell and many more acts have joined the roster for the upcoming "Rock 'N' Relief" livestream benefit for the CORE organization. The two-day event (March 5-6) organized by producer/songwriter Linda Perry will raise funds for the Sean Penn co-founded CORE Response (Community Organized Relief Effort) mobile COVID-19 vaccination program, which has  been providing access to the coronavirus vaccine in low-income communities in Los Angeles who've been heavily impacted by the COVID pandemic.

Additional acts slated to participate in the event -- which will feature performances from the parking lot of Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium, also a COVID-19 vaccination site -- include: curator Perry, Miguel, Macy Gray, Aloe Blacc, Silversun Pickups, Kevin Bacon, Donita Sparks (L7), Juliette Lewis and the Licks, Jewel, Carly Simon, Sammy Hagar & the Circle, Gavin Rossdale (Bush), James Blunt, K. Flay, Ziggy Marley, Dawes, Ozomatli and many more in a mix of virtual and live performances.

“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,” Perry said in a statement. “When I first put the word out, many jumped on board to contribute; we had over 150 bands submit to play… 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.”

The livestream will be available on Rolling Stone's YouTube channel and Amazon Music's Twitch channel, with SiriusXM/KROQ DJ Kat Corbett hosting the event, which will run from 12:00 p.m.-6:3- p.m. PT.