Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Deep Purple Members Unite For Charity
There are supergroups and then there's WHOCARES, a band formed for charity by Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain, Deep Purple's Ian Gillan, ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, and Finnish guitarist Linde Lindstrom. WHOCARES are planning to release their debut songs on May 6th. The project is the brainchild of Iommi and Gillan, who invited their A-list hard rock friends to participate in their charitable vision.
The group's songs, called 'Out of My Mind' and 'Holy Water,' will be available as a digital downloads and as a CD single. There will also be a 7" vinyl pressing that will be limited to just 1,000 copies worldwide. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit rebuilding efforts for a music school in Armenia. The CD version will boast a video for 'Out of My Mind,' along with a 40 minute documentary about Iommi and Gillan's two decades long commitment to this cause.