Standing six feet apart, the Rolling Stones (Jagger, Richards, Watts, Wood) will play a tune during tomorrow’s two-hour telecast “Together at Home”, which begins at 8 pm (on both coasts). Other performers will include Eddie Vedder, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez, Kacey Musgraves, Billie Joe Armstrong, Chris Martin, Sam Smith, Lang Lang, Alanis Morissette, Burna Boy and Stevie Wonder.
All well and good but there’s no special current if a band is performing inside a closed studio or in someone’s living room or whatever. No audience or lighting effects or big arena means NO JUICE.
Participating outlets will include ABC, NBC, ViacomCBS Networks, iHeartMedia and Bell Media networks, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Yahoo, Twitch, Amazon Prime Video, Apple Music, Roblox, Tidal, Alibaba, beIN Media Group, LiveXLive, Tencent, TuneIn, AXS TV, beIN Media Group, MultiChoice Group and RTE. BBC One will air the fucking thing on Sunday night.
A streaming-only, six-hour pre-telecast special will also happen tomorrow, beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern and 11 am Pacific. Performers will include Sheryl Crow and the Killers, Adam Lambert, Andra Day, Annie Lennox, Ben Platt, Charlie Puth, Christine and the Queens, Common, Ellie Goulding, Hozier, Jack Johnson, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie Reyez, Juanes, Kesha, Lady Antebellum, Liam Payne, Luis Fonsi, Maren Morris, Michael Bublé, Niall Horan, etc.