Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Jack Black (Tenacious-D), Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Dave Kushner of (Velvet Revolver) are among the musicians who took part in the inaugural “Strange 80s” benefit concert on Sunday, May 14 at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Hosted by Finn Wolfhard of the Netflix hit “Stranger Things”, “Strange 80s” featured performances by Finn and a rotating cast of rock stars and celebrities covering the timeless anthems of the ’80s.
Taylor sang classic Prince songs “Let’s Go Crazy” and “1999”, but the unforgettable performance that slayed everyone at the event was the Judas Priest classic “Electric Eye”. Performed as a duet by Corey Taylor and Nik Frost (The Bangkok Five, Breaking Arrows), Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver) on guitar, Cody Jones on lead guitar, Ronnie Elvis James (The Shocker, Cig, Hillbilly Herald) on bass, and Kelly Hagerman (Broken, Daisy Chamber) on drums. Video performance can be seen below.
All proceeds went to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund to provide financial assistance to career musicians and music industry workers in need due to illness, disability or age-related problems.
In addition to a full concert of musicians and actors covering anthems of the ’80s, “Strange 80s” featured a silent auction offering exclusive, big-ticket items and experiences.