All-female tribute to Temple of the Dog to benefit Union Rescue Mission


Los Angeles (May 2021): On May 28th, five female musicians will release a cover of
the classic ‘Hunger Strike,’ in honor of World Hunger Day.

Leah Martin-Brown (Evol Walks), VK Lynne (The Spider Accomplice), Alex Nicole
Windsor (Shiragirl), Raine Palladino (Shiragirl), and B.B. Kates (The Drained) met
through Gritty In Pink, a community to empower women in music.

“We had been wanting to do a collaboration for awhile,” Lynne explains, “and here in
LA, homelessness and hunger have ballooned in the pandemic. It seemed like a natural
fit to use our platform to highlight those issues and, at the same time, raise funds to
donate towards the cause.”

The single will be available through all major music services (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon,
etc.) and all proceeds will be donated to L.A.’s Union Rescue Mission. (Union Rescue
Mission (URM) is one of the largest missions of its kind in America – bringing help and
hope to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness in Downtown Los

Leah Martin-Brown, currently in Europe working on a new album, sings the late Chris
Cornell’s melody, while VK Lynne, co-founder of women’s metal collective Eve’s
Apple, handles the parts of Eddie Vedder. Guitar duties are deftly undertaken by Alex
Nicole Windsor, who is sponsored by Ernie Ball, while Warped Tour alum Raine
Palladino holds down the beat on the drum throne. B.B. Kates, sponsored by Fender
and GHS Strings, rounds out the lineup on bass.

A video, shot in socially distant fashion, accompanies the release. The song itself can
be pre-ordered here:–bb-kates

The song’s audio was mixed and mastered by Colin McGeoch of Matte Black Audio,
and video editing was done by Sean McHugh.