Ringo Starr and over 100 drummers cover “Come Together” by The Beatles
Ringo Starr appears on a new charity cover of The Beatles’ “Come Together”, joined by a cast of over 100 drummers including Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Max Weinberg of the E Street Band and Matt Cameron of Pearl Jam.
“Drum Together” – which supports WhyHunger, a charity working to “end hunger and advance the human right to nutritious food” in the United States and abroad – brings together musicians from rock, pop, music, music and music. jazz and funk, including members of famous and renowned bands. veterans of the session. Viewers can donate to the cause online through one-time or monthly donations.
The list of drummers also includes Stewart Copeland (the police), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Simon Kirke (Bad Company), Mike Portnoy (formerly of Dream Theater), Steve Gadd, Steve Jordan, Bernard Purdie, Gregg Bissonette, Jack Dejohnette, Nic Collins (Genesis), Keith Carlock (Steely Dan), Vinnie Colaiuta and 11-year-old YouTube star Nandi Bushell, among others.
This is no ordinary Beatles cover, neither in scope nor in sound. The clip seamlessly compiles footage of all the drummers remotely following their parts, alongside numerous bassists, guitarists, keyboardists, vocalists, string players, brass sections and auxiliary percussionists. And the result is an expansive 10-minute interpretation of the Abbey route melody, turning to jazz-fusion instrumental breaks and big band grooves.
You can watch the video below.
Several major musicians are listed on the association’s website in the “Artists Against Hunger and Poverty” section, including Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Jackson Browne, Chicago, Yoko Ono, Dead & Company and Michael McDonald.
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