WhoCares cares. Indeed.
"Some twenty years ago when the call came, I thought, well at least I've helped but it was going to Armenia and seeing the actual devastation caused by the earthquake that really made me realize that funds were still needed. Despite all the money that was raised last time, here was a music school doing their best, forgotten, in basic tin sheds."
- Tony Iommi
LONDON (VVN Music)—Normally, if someone says who cares, you don’t pay a lot of attention but the new hard rock/metal supergroup calling themselves WhoCares won’t let themselves go unnoticed.
Built around Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) and Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell), the group also features bassist Jason Newsted (Metallica), keyboard player Jon Lord (Deep Purple, Whitesnake), drummer Nicko McBain (Iron Maiden) and Linde Lindstrom (HIM).
The artists have come together to record a single, Out of My Mind/Holy Water, which will be released on May 6 and will benefit the rebuilding of a music school in Gyumri, Armenia which was destroyed by an earthquake back in 1988. Gillan and Iommi were part of a fundraising effort in 1989 called Rock Aid Armenia that released an album and a cover version of Smoke on the Water.