Members of American Me, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Those Who Lie Beneath, and More Team Up for Chris Cornell Tribute Album to Benefit The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
Here’s a chance to get some cool music and support a great cause:
Portland, OR’s Rose City Collective was initially formed in 2015 to perform a benefit show for The Ghost Inside following that band’s horrific bus crash. Featuring members of prominent Portland area bands like American Me, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Those Who Lie Beneath, Across the Sun, and Sacrificer, the collective performed a benefit show which raised a whopping $2,000 for The Ghost Inside. Earlier this year, they did another show, this time in honor of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, which managed to raise $2,300 for The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention. Whether or not you appreciate the bands for which these musicians are best known, you can’t deny that this has been an excellent use of their status in the music community.
As of today, the Rose City Collective is no longer limiting its fundraising efforts to benefit shows: they’ve recorded a seven-track tribute to Chris Cornell, featuring covers of such Soundgarden classics as “Black Hole Sun” and “Outshined,” and will donate 100% of the proceeds, once again, to The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention. I say again: not a single penny is going into the pockets of these musicians. In a statement, the group says “we felt it was our civic duty to make this record.” There’s absolutely nothing in it for them, other than the satisfaction of helping those who need help.
Incidentally, the album is really good. Personally, I’m especially fond of the “Pretty Noose” cover, which utilizes female vocals and speedy double-kick drums to inject some new life into an old gem.
I strongly encourage you to buy the album, which is just five bucks. Whatever you were going to use that five bucks for, this is surely better. Purchase and stream links are below.