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ABOVE GROUND - RAISING AWARENESS AND FUNDS TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH

Courtney Love, Dave Navarro, Billy Idol Are Covering the Velvet Underground and Adam Ant for Charity


Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes and Slipknot's Corey Taylor are also involved in the project benefitting mental health


 


After a year in which he saw peers take their own lives after mental health struggles, Dave Navarro is assembling a who's who of music stars for a mental health charity concert.

Together with guitarist Billy Morrison, Navarro has recruited Billy Idol, Courtney Love, Slipknot's Corey Taylor and Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes for an event titled Above Ground.

The concert, set to take place April 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, will find the musicians covering the Velvet Underground's 1967 LP The Velvet Underground & Nico and Adam and the Ants' 1980 LP Kings of the Wild Frontier.

"After losing too many friends to suicide and depression, and having suffered personally with a wide range of mental health issues, we want to raise awareness and funds for the treatment of mental health," Morrison said in a video.

Navarro added that the two albums will be performed "in their entirety — exactly as they were recorded and released on vinyl."

You can find their preview video here.

Tickets for the performance are available via Ticketmaster.



 

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