Geddy Lee, Bryan Adams Team Up With Other Canadians For COVID-19 Relief

By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta

April 27, 2020

Bryan Adams and Rush bassist/frontman Geddy Lee were among more than a dozen Canadian artists appearing on a star-studded rendition of "Lean On Me" to benefit Canadian organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The news ArtistsCan campaign was multi-fold: to raise funds for the Canadian Red Cross and to pay tribute to the legacy of Bill Withers, who passed away in late-March.

In addition to Adams and Lee, the gaggle of Canadians contributing to the song included Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Avril Lavigne and others.

You can watch the music video for the song in the player above.

Sitting with Lee during the recording of his portion of the cover was his Norwich terrier Lucy.

You can make a donation to ArtistsCan's initiative for COVID-19 relief in Canada here.

As of Monday morning, Canada had nearly 47,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, including over 2,500 COVID-19 deaths, the majority of which are located in the country's Quebec province.

"Lean On Me" was already an anthem for essential workers on the front lines of the battles against COVID-19, but the song became more prevalent after Withers' passing due to heart issues.

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