The Who announced that they’ll give all their earnings from an October 21st concert near Detroit to benefit charities in the Motor City. “The first gig we ever played in the U.S. was in Detroit and we have always had an affinity with this part of the country,” Roger Daltrey said. “Pete and I are very aware of the problems people are having in Michigan and feel we should give something back for all the support we have had over the last 40 years.” The Who ask people attending the concert to “Join Together With the Band” and contribute to the charities as well. Rockheap also cares about people in Detroit and urges them to wear flak jackets and helmets while attending The Who shows in Detroit.
Ice Cream hippies Ben & Jerry have created an ice cream flavor to celebrate the first time Elton John has ever played the state of Vermont. The flavor is called “Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road,” and all proceeds will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Ben & Jerry described it as “an outrageous symphony of decadent chocolate ice cream, peanut butter cookie dough, butter brickle and white chocolate chunks.” We assumed “brickle” was just a made-up word to make a punny tie between the ice cream and John’s hit “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” but butter brickle is actually the stuff that Heath Bars are made of. The flavor is a limited edition, only available at Ben & Jerry’s Vermont Scoop Shops from July 18-25. Well thanks Ben and Jerry for giving the rest of the world a taste and I’m sure you’ll raise a lot of money making it available where cows out populate the people and for a whopping 8 days.