Former Hole vocalist and actress Courtney Love is briefly back on the concert stage this week for an Above Ground event in Los Angeles.
On Monday, April 16, the 53-year-old appeared on a benefit concert that aims to raise fund for MusiCares, a non-profit organization under the Recording Academy. Other attendees include Billy Idol, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, and Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal. and Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction. Billy Morrison of Royal Machines organized the event.
At the benefit concert, Love performed a rendition of "I am Waiting for the Man," a track originally sang by Velvet Underground. She was supported by Navarro on the guitars.
According to the Rolling Stones, this is not the first time that Cobain and Navarro performed the track together. They also performed the track for Navarro and Morrison's hard rock cover act Camp Freddy in 2013.
The benefit concert covered songs from two iconic rock albums: The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground and Kings of the Wild Frontier by Adam and the Ants. The event was first announced back in February with a video message from Navarro and Morrison.
The rest of the show had seen Taylor covered the Adam and the Ants classic "Ant Invasion" while Billy Idol went onstage for "Feed Me To The Lions." Hughes, who recently received backlash for his comments criticizing the survivors of the Feb. 14 Parkland school shooting, performed "Killer in the Home."
"People ask me why I do this," Morrison said during the show. "I do this because I love music. Everyone you see on this stage loves music. That's why we do it."
Watch Love perform "I'm Waiting For The Man" for Above Ground below:
Courtney Love With Rockin'1000
Meanwhile, the widow of the late '90s music icon Kurt Cobain is set to collaborate with Rockin'1000, a group of 1000 different musicians from different countries including Italy, Mexico, United States, Canada, and more.
Rockin'1000 first gained attention when all 1000 rockers learned how to play "Learn To Fly," a 1999 track originally performed by the Foo Fighters.
NME reports that Love will perform with the thousand-strong musicians as a special guest on July 21, Saturday, for That's Live 2018. The event will take place at the Artemio Franchi Stadium in Florence, Italy.
According to a press release, the biggest rock band in the world will perform 18 songs that have become the defining moments in the history of rock. Love will perform a few songs from her own 90s alternative rock band, Hole.
Tickets are now available via the Rockin'1000 official website.