On November 30, Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor, along with Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga, Rob Zombie guitarist John 5, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, among others, gathered to play classic hard rock and metal tunes as a benefit for Drop in the Bucket, an organization that constructs water wells and sanitation systems at large rural schools in sub-Saharan Africa. The show, which also featured comedy and DJ sets, was hosted by Henry Rollins.
Said Taylor, "In a time when money is suspect, and politics looks a lot like schoolyard bullying, people forget that there are far greater issues going on in the world. One of which is the fact that millions of people live without water on a daily basis when we as Americans treat it like used tissue paper. It's only common sense to think that if I can do something to not only help, but also raise awareness, then that's exactly what I'm going to do.
"Drop in the Bucket is one of the most important and selfless causes I have ever had the privilege to be a part of. And I can only hope that I do some good for it. And to be able to do that by putting on an awesome show with friends like Roy Mayorga, Scott Ian and John 5 just shows how good this business can be sometimes!"
The all-star band's set list was as follows:
"Calling Dr. Love" (Kiss cover)
"Fairies Wear Boots" (Black Sabbath cover)
"Everlong" (Foo Fighters cover)
"You Really Got Me" (Kinks cover)
"Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" (AC/DC cover)
"Walk All Over You" (AC/DC cover)
"Unchained" (Van Halen cover)
"Would?" (Alice in Chains cover)
"Heading Out to the Highway" (Judas Priest cover)
"Crazy Train" (Ozzy Osbourne cover)
"Ain't Talkin 'Bout Love" (Van Halen cover)
We've got photos of the performance, taken by Erik Voake; to check those out, click here.
Video was also shot, by Revolver.tv; as soon as that's up, we'll post a link. In the meantime, if you'd like to donate to Drop in the Bucket, head to dropinthebucket.org.