When news of the Sandy Hook school shootings in Connecticut broke in December, legendary singer/songwriter Jim Peterik did what he does best, he wrote a song.
Peterik - a Grammy Award-winner - wrote the song "Newtown(You're Not Alone)" with singer/songwriter Marc Scherer and it's now available on iTunes.
Instead of a somber ballad, the sorrowful song goes against all expectations and is surprisingly upbeat. A music video was just filmed in Aurora on January 27th and will be released soon.
Local rock star Jim Peterik is best-known for his groups The Ides Of March & Survivor, while local rock star Marc Scherer is best known for the group Love Craft. Joe Jammer Wright - a 3rd local rock star & legendary guitarist - is also on the song and he's best-known for working with Jerry Lee Lewis & Stealers Wheel and touring with Led Zeppelin.
Jim Peterik won a Grammy Award (and Oscar nomination) for his Survivor song "Eye Of The Tiger" from the movie Rocky III...among his many other hits is "Vehicle" with The Ides Of March.
100% of the proceeds will support the "Sandy Hook School Support Fund" of Newtown, Connecticut. For more details on the artists - or to download "Newtown (You’re Not Alone)" - please visit the links below.