The guitar company is making a donation to the MusiCares fund for every artist who makes a check-in video like Iero’s.
The fund aims to help industry workers impacted by the economic losses during the pandemic.
Further, all Recording Academy Chapters are committing to fundraising in local communities. They’ll also be hosting virtual concerts to crowdfund.
You can learn more about the fund here.
Now, Frank Iero is offering something for fans of My Chemical Romance to check out with a video going deep into his guitar parts. In the video, he starts off by explaining how Fender got in touch with him and talking about the MusiCares fund. From there, he talks about the guitar parts for the two tracks while giving some personal thoughts about the songs.
You can watch the clip below.
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Guitarist @FrankIero of @MCRofficial examines his parts for their songs “Ghost of You” and “Welcome to the Black Parade.” For each artist that creates a Fender Artist Check-in, we make a donation to the @MusiCares COVID-19 relief fund. Watch on IGTV: https://t.co/N9XTTHnhzR pic.twitter.com/jGSYGzPpte
— Fender (@Fender) March 31, 2020
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From his basement jam room, @frankieromustdie of @mychemicalromance gives a tutorial on his guitar parts for their songs “Ghost of You” and “Welcome to the Black Parade.” Be on the lookout for new Artist Check-Ins coming soon. For each artist that participates in a Fender Check-In, we are making a donation to @musicares who has set up a COVID-19 relief fund to support creators affected during this time.
The guitarist also shared a video last week showing him teaching one of his twin daughters Cherry how to play the bass.
In the post, Iero reveals he was “shocked” when Cherry said she wanted to learn how to play the bass and let her pick which song to learn. She went with an obvious choice with “Welcome To The Black Parade.”
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Cherry shocked me this week when she told me she wants to learn to play bass, so rad!!! Here’s a little footage from her first lesson. i told her we could try and learn whatever song she wanted… so armed with a @mikeyway signature @fender Mustang and her uncle @tipgiblets sweet pea pick she chose Welcome to the Black Parade 🤯🖤 #dreamcometrue
Fender also did an extra initiative during the pandemic to give people something to do by offering free guitar lessons.
“With everything happening in the world, music has the power to connect us,” reads the statement on the Fender site. “We want to do our part to see you through–the way we know how.”
If you’re looking for activities to fill your time while practising physical distancing, make sure to check out these ten ways artists are saying you can spend your time.
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