Foo Fighters, Gaslight Anthem Lend Music to Hurricane Sandy Documentary


Story by Cat Badra

A new documentary about the Hurricane Sandy disaster features music of Foo Fighters, Gaslight Anthem

Foo Fighters and the Gaslight Anthem are using their music for the greater good, as both bands have donated songs to be used in a new documentary called “Beach 119,” which documents the experiences of the residents of Beach 119th Street in The Rockaways as they pick up the pieces of their lives following Hurricane Sandy.

Specifically, Foo Fighters’ track “Home” appears in the video short, as well as Gaslight Anthem’s “National Anthem.” Other artists donating their music to the cause include Cary Brothers and Staind guitarist Mike Mushok.

“I spotted desperate pleas on social media from dying cell phones in the hours after the storm made landfall,” the film’s co-director, Marcie Allen, said in an official statement. “People were cut off from help. No gas, transportation, electricity, food and, in some cases, clothes and imperative medical needs.”

She added: “This documentary is to give these survivors a voice to tell their story. Beach 119 is a story of humanity. Strangers came together in a time of need.”

For more on the documentary, visit the “Beach 119” website.

Watch the ‘Beach 119’ Short Featuring the Music of Foo Fighters, Gaslight Anthem and more:

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