VIDEO: Bon Jovi Releases Galvanizing New COVID-19 Anthem ‘Do What You Can’
Song hails from Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ October album “Bon Jovi: 2020”July 23, 2020
Bon Jovi is calling upon Americans to come together during the coronavirus pandemic and help one another.
On Thursday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers released the lyric video for “Do What You Can.” Penned by philanthropist and recent Stern Show guest Jon Bon Jovi, the uplifting anthem is a last-minute addition to their October album “Bon Jovi: 2020.” It celebrates first responders and essential workers while urging listeners to practice social distancing and “do what they can” to help their neighbors in their time of need.
“I am a witness to history,” Jon said in a statement. “I believe the greatest gift of an artist is the ability to use their voice to speak to issues that move us.”
The rocker first debuted “Do What You Can” during April’s “Jersey 4 Jersey” benefit special, which raised nearly $6 million for New Jersey’s pandemic relief fund. As Stern Show listeners may recall, Jon sat down with Howard on the eve of the event and clued fans in on what they could expect from his set. “I’m going to perform that in its entirety for the first time ever and of course I should do ‘Living on a Prayer’ because it’s such an important song for so many people and it brings us back to happier days,” he told Howard.
Jon also opened up during the interview about everything from “Bon Jovi: 2020,” which was originally supposed to arrive in May, to the charitable work he and his wife Dorothea are doing for their community, including scrubbing dishes full time at a restaurant founded by his non-profit organization. Watch a clip from the sit down (below).
Bon Jovi’s “Bon Jovi: 2020” arrives Oct. 2.