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Some of music’s biggest stars are doing their part to entertain fans practicing social distancing and staying at home amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Chris Martin, Keith Urban, Rob Thomas, Pink and married pair David Foster and Katharine McPhee, were just a few of the musicians who shared private concerts on their social media pages Monday, with other stars like John Legend promising to get in on the fun on Tuesday.
The trend appeared to kick off with Thomas, who posted a cover of Crowded House’s hit, “Don’t Dream It’s Over” to his Instagram account, dubbing it “Social Distance Sessions.”
“During these uncertain times the entire world is shutting itself down. Part of that means that people aren’t going out and enjoying live music or any entertainment. I’m kicking this off and I invite all my brothers and sisters in the music world to go on Instagram and share a little something with people to help them while they hunker down in their homes,” Thomas, 48 wrote — challenging his musician friends like John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Alanis Morissette, Chris Daughtry, Gavin DeGraw, Ingrid Michaelson, Brandi Carlile, Cyndi Lauper and the Counting Crows to post their own performances.
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During these uncertain times the entire world is shutting itself down. Part of that means that people aren’t going out and enjoying live music or any entertainment. I’m kicking this off and I invite all my brothers and sisters in the music world to go on Instagram and share a little something with people to help them while they hunker down in their homes. #SocialDistanceSessions #SDSessions Come on @johnmayer @jason_mraz @ingridmichaelson @christrapperofficial @chrisdaughtry @mattnathanson @johnlegend @matthewkoma @countingcrows @abbyandersonmusic @brandicarlile @gavindegraw @alanis @cyndilauper
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Pink soon followed, posting a cover of Bob Dylan’s “To Make You Feel My Love.”
“Free concert slash piano lessons from my heart to yours,” the 40-year-old star wrote.
Martin, 43, took over the Coldplay Instagram for a 30-minute livestream, using the hashtag #TogetherAtHome and playing some of the band’s hit songs like “Trouble,” “A Sky Fulls of Stars,” and “When I Ruled the World.” In between songs, the frontman chatted with fans.
Around the same time, Urban, 52, posted his own 30-minute concert to Instagram, practicing with his band while wife Nicole Kidman looked on.
“I was supposed to be playing tonight and I just thought it would be nice to be able to play anyway,” the country star told his followers. “Even though we can’t be in front of all you …read more