Los Angeles (US), 20 apr (EFE).- The members of the american group Fountains of Wayne, whose co-founder Adam Schlesinger recently died with coronavirus, announced this Monday that they will meet in a special way as a tribute to his late partner, and will participate in a charity event against the pandemic.
“In tribute to Adam, we’ll play with Sharon Van Etten on ‘Jersey 4 Jersey,'” said the band of power pop in your Twitter account.
Fountains of Wayne will join in this way this virtual event that will be held on Wednesday, April 22, and in the Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Tony Bennett, Whoopi Goldberg, Halsey, Danny DeVito, SZA, and other figures of the show related to New Jersey (U.S.) will be raising funds for the fight against the coronavirus in this state, one of the most affected in the country.
“New Jersey has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus,” said Springsteen last week at the ABC.
“And the people of New Jersey has always taken a step forward in the difficult times,” he added, “The Boss”.
The concert has been planned by the Fund for Assistance against the Pandemic in Nuev6a Jersey (NJPRF, for its acronym in English), who is organizing the assistance to the most vulnerable people by the coronavirus in this state.
This will be the first performance of Fountains of Wayne since 2013.
His latest album in the market was “Sky Full of Holes” (2011).
Schlesinger, who died April 1 at age 52, founded the band alongside Chris Collingwood in the decade of the 90’s.
With a sound that was recovering the energy of power pop and new wave and with a few letters between satirical and sentimental, Schlesinger on bass and Collingwood as a singer, they recruited the guitarist Jody Porter and drummer Brian Young to make a debut in 1996 with the album “Fountains of Wayne”.
“Utopia Parkway” (1999) marked a new step forward for a band that reached its top with “Welcome Interstate Managers” (2003), an album that included the successful and catchy single “Stacy’s Mom”, with which they were candidates for the Grammy for best performance by pop duo or group.
Schlesinger was also a member of the bands Ivy and Tinted Windows, but another very important aspect of his career was the composition for film and television.
For example, the artist was nominated for an Oscar in the best original song for “That Thing You Do!”, the main theme of the musical film “The Wonders” (1996) which was directed by and starred Tom Hanks.
In addition, Schlesinger took three Emmy as a composer (one for the series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and two for hosting the Tony awards), won a Grammy for best album of comedy for his work in “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!”, and he also made his mark in the soundtracks of films like “up to You lyrics, I the music” (2007) and “Damsels in distress” (2011). EFE
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