Courtney Love, Perry Farrell + More Salute Fleetwood Mac at Los Angeles Benefit Show
There's a lot of love and good will generated for classic rock favorites Fleetwood Mac over the years, as was evidenced during the first of a two-night Fleetwood Mac Fest benefit staged at Hollywood's Fonda Theater Tuesday night (Feb. 9) featuring artists from a variety of genres.
As can be seen in the fan-shot video above, Courtney Love introduced her performance stating, "This is a b-side of a Fleetwood Mac song that I happen to love so much" before launching into "Silver Springs." Love clearly enjoyed the performance, showing a little leg, dropping to her knees during a break in the vocals and even delivering some signature Stevie Nicks twirls as she performed. Surprisingly, Love did not perform "Gold Dust Woman," a track her band Hole covered for The Crow: City of Angels soundtrack years ago.
The honor of performing that track went to Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell and he and his wife Etty Lau Farrell. The couple appeared in perfect harmony both singing and rocking along to the haunting beat of "Gold Dust Woman" in the fan-shot video seen below.
Also representing the hard rock genre at the event was Emily Armstrong, vocalist for Dead Sara, who took on the Stevie Nicks favorite "Edge of Seventeen." In the fan-shot video below, Armstrong captures the attitude and closely mirrors Nicks' intense vocal styling for the track.
As stated, the evening was organized as a tribute to Fleetwood Mac with performers from all sorts of genres. The lineup included The Dead Weather's Alison Mosshart, Mark Ronson, Carly Rae Jepsen, Butch Walker, Cold War Kids, Joanna Newsom, KT Tunstall, Weezer's Brian Bell, Juliette Lewis, Jamestown Revival, Phases, Karen Elson and many more. Many of those artists can be seen taking part in the all-star finale rendition of "The Chain" below.
Proceeds from the event went to a pair of charities -- the Sweet Relief Foundation and Josh Homme's the Sweet Stuff Foundation. A second night of Fleetwood Mac Fest will take place this evening at The Fonda in Hollywood.
Watch Perry and Etty Lau Farrell Rock "Gold Dust Woman"
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