The metal titans have covered Turn The Page plenty of times in the past of course, though this particular rendition was to help “raise sorely needed funds to veterans services groups across the country”.
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Speaking of the event – which also included Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Alice Cooper and more – organiser Joe Walsh explained: “For the past three years, we’ve held this glorious traveling circus in cities across the country with a day-long rock’n’roll festival and jobs fair to support our veterans and their families. Typically, we fill up an arena, play for five hours, and raise a bunch of money – nearly $1.5 million to date – to help our veterans get the care and support they deserve. But because of COVID this year, we’re going virtual as so many things are.
“Our veterans community already suffers from increased poverty rates, mental health issues, re-entry difficulties and personal crises in the best of times,” he continued. “During this pandemic, they are especially vulnerable. I’m proud of this nationwide tradition we have built and I can’t think of a better way to remember and honour the men and women who have served our country this holiday season than by helping us raise funds to support their essential and basic needs.”
Check out Papa Het’s cover below, and see more about VetsAid here.
Posted on December 15th 2020, 5:38p.m.