Henry Rollins recruited SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, STONE SOUR drummer Roy Mayorga and members of Rob Zombie's band, including guitarist John 5, for a benefit concert on November 30 at the Avalon in Hollywood, California.
Legendary artist Shepard Fairey, who designed the exclusive poster for the event, was a guest DJ, and Kate Flannery of "The Office" delivered a hilarious musical comedy routine with her ironic lounge act, THE LAMPSHADES.
The setlist was as follows:
01. Calling Dr. Love (KISS cover)
02. Fairies Wear Boots (BLACK SABBATH cover)
03. Everlong (FOO FIGHTERS cover)
04. You Really Got Me (THE KINKS cover)
05. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (AC/DC cover)
06. Walk All Over You (AC/DC cover)
07. Unchained (VAN HALEN cover)
08. Would? (ALICE IN CHAINS cover)
09. Heading Out To The Highway (JUDAS PRIEST cover)
10. Crazy Train (OZZY OSBOURNE cover)
11. Ain't Talkin 'Bout Love (VAN HALEN cover)
Fan-filmed video footage of the event can be seen below.
All proceeds from the show will go to Drop In The Bucket, a Los Angeles- and Gulu, Uganda-based non-profit organization that constructs water wells and sanitation systems at large rural schools in sub-Saharan Africa.
Taylor, hot off his recent book tour for the New York Times bestseller "Seven Deadly Sins", is currently in the middle of a very successful and almost entirely sold-out acoustic tour. He said, "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!"
Rollins, a renowned musician, author and punk rock icon, has worked closely with Drop In The Bucket, traveling to Africa last year to see its work on the ground first-hand. "Drop In The Bucket is trying to make things better," says Rollins. "There's no profit incentive here. It's only about getting people to water and keeping them alive and healthy."
Funds raised at the event will be used to expand Drop In The Bucket's vital programs into the northern region of Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan. This area is on the verge of a major humanitarian crisis due to the sudden influx of returnees coming from North Sudan following South Sudan's recent independence.
Drop In The Bucket believes we can help create a world in which children are safe, healthy, educated and free from fear. And they believe that the key to achieving those ends is clean water and sanitation.
For more information, visit www.dropinthebucket.org.