LIVE RECORDING OF DAVID COOK’S ‘IDOL’ PERFORMANCE WILL BE SOLD ON iTUNES TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHARITY
All Proceeds From Sale of Live Version of ‘Permanent’ Will Be Donated To D.C.-Based Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure
Exactly one year after winning the seventh season of “American Idol,” David Cook returns to the most popular television series in America on Wednesday night to perform “Permanent,” — a song he wrote with Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida. The studio version of “Permanent” appears on his platinum-selling debut album for 19 Recordings/RCA Records, “David Cook.” The live recording will be available for purchase on iTunes immediately after the live broadcast. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to finding a cure for brain cancer.
Earlier this month, Cook raised money and awareness for ABC2 by running in the organization’s 5K “Race for Hope” in the District of Columbia. Now, the live recording of “Permanent” will be available as a charity single on iTunes for one month, raising more money to benefit ABC2. The organization uses an entrepreneurial venture philanthropy approach to bring more treatments to patients sooner by stimulating new research and accelerating the development of new therapies for brain cancer. ABC2 looks forward to the day when all patients who are diagnosed with brain cancer can be told they have a manageable disease.
ABC2 provides researchers with the pivotal support they need to make critical breakthroughs. The organization funds novel translational research aimed at finding the fastest possible route to a cure. ABC2’s partners range from medical research centers to early-stage biotechnology companies to large multi-national pharmaceutical companies. Since brain cancer affects a relatively small portion of the population, ABC2 recognizes the importance of investing in the early stages of the most novel sectors of the discovery and development pipeline, in order to “buy down the risk” for its partners and speed progress of innovative new treatments to the clinic.
What do a group of musically inclined kids and Queensrÿche have in common? They are all about to get ShipRocked! More than a dozen students from The Paul Green School of Rock Music in Kansas City, Missouri will join Queensrÿche, Tesla, Skid Row and many more onboard ShipRocked: a five day rock and roll cruise to Jamaica and Grand Cayman, departing from Fort Lauderdale on November 15th. During the cruise, the kids will not only get to hang out with their musical mentors, but they will also get to perform onboard for them…twice!
The students from the School of Rock are singing for their supper and raising money to attend this special cruise. “American Idol” winner and Kansas City native David Cook recently lent his support by autographing a Les Paul guitar donated by Gibson for a special raffle – tickets are only $5 each, and can be purchased at any Kansas City School of Rock show or by calling (816) 842-ROCK. Not to be outdone, Queensrÿche recently dropped by the school for a quick photo-op and mini-concert to help raise awareness for the fundraiser, performing three songs before being joined by the school’s “house band” for an additional three tracks.
Paul Green founded the first School of Rock in Philadelphia in 1998. Since that time, satellite campuses have opened across America, helping students develop stage presence and musical skill. Students at the School of Rock take part in both private lessons and larger jams to prepare for a capstone performance. Students have performed at major concerts and festivals around the world and are proud to add Shiprocked to the list. For more information, visit http://www.schoolofrock.com, or the KC school’s fundraising site at http://www.schoolofrockkc.com.
For ShipRocked reservations or additional information about the cruise, visit www.getshiprocked.com, or call (877) 855-5502.
Congratulations to David Cook for winning American Idol Season 7. After seven seasons, finally a rock guy wins American Idol. Cook won over David Archuleta by 12 Million Votes.
Some of the highlights from David Cook’s performances are below!
Performing The Beatles Day Tripper (Whitesnake Arrangement)
Performing Lionel Richie’s Hello
Performing Free’s All Right Now
Performing Aerosmith’s Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
Performing Bon Jovi’s Living on A Prayer