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Pantera Raise $100k For MusiCares From Sales Of Limited Edition Social Distancing T-Shirt
Pantera's quintessential power metal album Vulger Display Of Power propelled the band into a new echelon of heavy when it dropped back in 1992. Now, over 28 years later, a redesign of it's iconic cover artwork has made another huge impact, this time raising approximately $100,000 for the MusiCares COVID-19 Releif Fund to help those in the music community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The t-shirt features the album's classic visual of a punch captured at the exact instant of contact reimagined with personal protective equipment, including a mask and a glove, captioned by the appropos "Walk" lyrics: "Be yourself/ By yourself/ Stay away from me." The band generously pledged 40 percent of the net proceeds generated from the sale of the t-shirts to MusiCares while helping to promote social distancing.
Established by the Recording Academy and MusiCares, the COVID-19 Releif Fund to help music creators and professionals affected by the Coronavirus crisis. Thanks to support from various artists, organizations and charites, the fund has raised over $10 million so far, but much more is needed.
Next up for fans of the legendary band, Pantera is now selling their Stay Away From Me cloth mask, pledging 10 percent of the net proceeds from the purchase of the mask will be donated to Crew Nation – Global Relief Fund For Live Music Crews. You can pick yours up here.
Earlier this week, punk heavyweights Social Distortion also went live with sales of a redesign of their debut album cover artwork from Mommy's Little Monster, reimagined by the Mad Twins to promote social distancing, also to benefit MusiCares. You can place your order for the new "Social D" shirt here.
Learn more about how you can donate to or apply for assistance via the Recording Academy's and MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund.
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