In news that falls into the "nice idea, but what the hell is the use" category, comes the
announcement of two separate benefit concerts to aid the relief effort from the terror attacks
of last month. Our great neighbors to the north have organized a concert entitled "Music
Without Borders Live." Booked for the event are Alanis Morissette, Our Lady
Peace, The Tragically Hip and Bruce Cockburn. Evidently,
Loverboy, Saga and Triumph had other plans. All of the money for
the October 21 show at Air Canada Center in Toronto (which is being donated for use, free
of charge), including the Ticketmaster charges, will go to the United Nations Donor
program. Nice showing, eh?
Americans are proving they can round up wack bands for a good cause, as well, as The
Scorpions, Sammy Hagar, Hootie and the Blowfish and B.B.
King will come together to rock for the American Red Cross at a self-titled benefit for
the charity on November 19 at the Los Angeles Forum. The promoters plan to add more
acts, which is a good thing if they actually plan to raise any money.