Hard rock stars sing for Armenian school
(AFP) – 8 hours ago
Proceeds from the record by singer Gillan and guitarist Iommi's band WhoCares are intended to help rebuild the impoverished school in the Armenian city of Gyumri, which was hit by a massive earthquake in 1988 that killed 25,000 people.
"They fell in love with our country and this disc is an expression of that."
"Both Gillan and Iommi have spent a lot of time in Armenia, fallen in love with the country and the people and have dedicated a lot of work to a nation still shocked after the earthquake," said a statement on Gillan's website.
Deep Purple played a concert in Armenia in 1990 to raise funds after the earthquake, and another charity show for 10,000 people in Yerevan last year.
A version of the band's best-known song "Smoke on the Water" featuring stars from Pink Floyd and Queen was also released as part of the Rock Aid Armenia campaign, which led the authorities in Yerevan to award state honours to the musicians in gratitude.
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