REO Speedwgon's Kevin Cronin lives near Thousand Oaks, California, which, over the last two weeks is trying to come to grips with the mass murder at the Borderline Bar and Grill, and the wildfires that are ravaging the area.
Cronin says REO will donate the proceeds from two shows in Thousand Oaks in January to the Ventura County Community Foundation. The first show is January 12th with the second one to be announced next week. Opening will be Sir, Please, which features Cronin’s twin sons Josh and Shane, who performed at the Borderline not long before the shooting.
Others have also commented on the fires.
Robbie Robertson says, "Malibu was my home for many years. It welcomed my wife, daughters and myself with open arms when we moved from Woodstock, New York. My son was born there. This devastation is heartbreaking. Blessing to the firefighters. Blessing to the residents."
Toto's Steve Lukather says, "At a total loss for words what has happened in California. HUGE respect and thanks to the Firefighters... the true heros! I pray for my friends and family that either lost it all or had to evacuate."
The Rolling Stones: "We are thinking of all those affected by the devastating events that are taking place in California."
Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench commented on President Trump’s weekend remarks about the California firefighters. He says, “You are a sad, pitiful and mean person. Get help.”