Watch Brian May And David Gilmour Record Amazing Music Together
via Rock Aid Armenia /Youtube
Rock Aid Armenia launched like a rocket ship to help those who were affected by the terrible 1988 earthquake in Armenia. But everybody knows that the event was so much more than just a humanitarian effort; it was a rare assembly of legends in the music industry.
Jon Dee, a global activist for charitable causes, conceptualized the project, which included a variety of songs, collections, and a documentary. Specifically to produce and distribute the releases by Rock Aid Armenia, the record label Life-Aid Armenia Records was founded.
In the wake of the devastating earthquake, in 1989, musicians from many different bands (Queen, Pink Floyd, Yes, Rush, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, etc.) came together to help those in need. That project featured “the greatest array of hard rock talent ever assembled,” according to Kerrang.
Below, we can see two guitar icons: Brian May of Queen and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd collaborate on Deep Purple’s most famous song, “Smoke Under Water.” The dynamic of these two musicians is simply intertwined, as both of them have something to offer in the process. Other guitarists who also helped in the recording sessions were Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore, Alex Lifeson, and Chris Squire. Unfortunately, the video wasn’t able to feature them all.
Nevertheless, the greatness of this collaboration still couldn’t compare to anything in this world. You can watch the video here.