Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Rolling Stones featured on One World Together At Home benefit album

The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder and Billie Joe Armstrong are just some of the artists featured on “One World: Together At Home: The Album”, a newly-released collection of live in-home performances from the April 18 broadcast in support of the fight against COVID-19.

Proceeds from the compilation – which presents 79 songs from the 8-hour event curated by Lady Gaga and streamed live by hennemusic – will be donated to Global Citizen in support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, powered by the UN Foundation.

“With the generous support of artists, record labels and the world’s biggest streaming services, One World: Together At Home The Album will continue to generate support for the healthcare and other frontline workers around the world who are helping to save lives,” says Hugh Evans, Co-Founder and CEO of Global Citizen. “With this album, fans will be able to revisit their favorite performances, while those who may have missed the live event will be able to experience the community created by this historic global event.”

The Rolling Stones performed their 1969 classic, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, on “One World: Together At Home”, which raised $127.9 million from corporate donations in support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

As of April 7, the WHO has purchased and shipped more than 2 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to 133 countries; this has included more than 970,000 N95 masks, 1 million boxes of gloves, 115,000 gowns and 34,000 face shields. The WHO has also shipped 1.5 million diagnostic kits to 126 countries, with shipments to another 10 countries.

With over 7,000 staff across 150 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been positioned to lead and coordinate the global response, aiding critical prevention, detection, and response efforts to help the most vulnerable and at-risk countries to prepare and respond to the pandemic.

The Rolling Stones recently postponed their No Filter North American tour amid the coronavirus pandemic; the 15-date series was scheduled to open May 8 in San Diego, CA.

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