The second annual It Takes a Community benefit concert was held at Look Park this weekend, with the modern rock heroes AARON LEWIS and COREY TAYLOR banding together and raising their voices in a call to aid rural communities. The foundation – founded by Lewis and his wife, Vanessa – focuses on reviving rural communities and school systems throughout the New England area. With last year’s show proving to be a success, this year the second annual concert was expanded into a two-night event.
Performing an eclectic mix of music, Taylor opened his set with a medley of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” and Stone Sour’s “Through Glass” before segueing into covers ranging from Pink Floyd’s “Nobody Home” to Tom Petty’s “You Got Lucky.” In between his unique (and pitch-perfect) acoustic arrangements of these songs, Taylor made room for music from his other bands – with highlights including STONE SOUR’s “Bother” and SLIPKNOT’s “Snuff.” Taylor, too, kept his set kid-friendly, refraining from using expletives (replacing them with the word “bleep”) and ending his set with the night’s biggest surprise. With a choir of children behind Taylor, the singer performed a faithful rendition of the “Spongebob Squarepants Theme Song,” with much of the audience singing along. There are some videos up from the night, which you can see below:
COREY TAYLOR – THROUGH GLASS:
COREY TAYLOR – BOTHER:
COREY TAYLOR – SNUFF:
Also appearing were veteran rockers Tesla and Lo-Pro, who also performed acoustic sets. You kind find out more about the project below:
You can read an interview that TAYLOR and LEWIS did in advance of the above event over AT THIS LOCATION.