Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, his girlfriend Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies, Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick and Suicidal Tendencies’ bassist Roberto “Ra” Diaz joined forces to record a cover of the 1975 Kiss classic ‘C’mon And Love Me’.
Benante posted the performance to his YouTube channel, which showcased the artists rocking out from their own homes while in quarantine.
“Here is a song we put together to help remember fallen musician and Kiss super-fan David Z,” Benante wrote in reference to musician David Zablidowsky, who died in 2017 after an automobile accident.
“In an industry not always known for its quality of character, Dave Z shone like a bright light in the darkness. With every musical collaboration, from the arenas to the clubs, Dave forged lasting friendships, valued people over pettiness, never held a grudge and approached it all with a playful smile.
“This video debuted last night July 14th (3 years from his passing) as part of an elaborate and moving online fundraiser for David Z Foundation, started by Dave’s brother @pauliezofficial. Paulie’s nonprofit organization helps bring music education — which has been discarded from most US school systems — to deserving kids,” the description continued.
“Visit David Z Foundation on FB to view the entire event with many great performances and testimonials (5 hrs worth!) and for info on supporting.
“While the three of us — Charlie, Alex and Ra — have done several videos of music that’s a bit more complex (RUSH, Dave’s other favourite band), we enjoyed the chance to let loose by covering Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter. ‘C’mon And Love Me’ is a 70’s Kiss tune full of swaggering macho male innuendo, but here it gets a feminine makeover, courtesy of our vocalist, the lovely Carla Harvey.”
“We hope you enjoy this track dedicated to Dave Z, whose Kiss fandom was, much like his own personality and musicianship, larger than life,” they concluded.