Tsunami Tragedy Gets Relief From Musicians

Published: 2005-01-05
As previously reported on Soul Shine, musicians Linkin Park were one of the first bands to publicly raise awareness and donate to the Tsunami Releif Fund. If you thought they were the only musicians in the industry who were willing to do so; think again.

The entire music industry has felt the tragedy and responded compassionately, as Bono cleared rumours on U2's web site that Adam Clayton, who was vacationing in Malaysia during the tragedy was safe, he also encouraged people to give generously to the relief effort. In Canada, Vancouver's Richard's on Richards is hosting a Relief Fund effort with the likes of Ivana Santilli, Sekoya and Kill Kela on January 10th.

Over in the UK, musicians such as Boy George, the Bee Gee's Robin Gibb, and Olivia Newton John have taken part in the release of the single, "Grief Never Grows Old", written by broadcaster Mike Read who hopes to raise approximately $4 million for the Asian Tsunami Relief Fund with its release. Read says, "It's the businesses way of saying 'what can we do? Well we can do this, and keep the profile going and the awareness going, over a period of time."

Writer: Soul Shine Staff



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