The former ‘Full House’ actor is recruited by Mike Love to help The Beach Boys with their new song ‘This Shall Too Pass’ to raise money for the hungry amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
The Beach Boys star Mike Love has reteamed with actor pal John Stamos to offer fans an uplifting new song to raise their spirits amid the coronavirus doom and gloom.
“Fuller House” star Stamos, who has often toured with Love’s Beach Boys, appears on “This Too Shall Pass”, which the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer wrote “as a fun way to encourage positivity during this unprecedented time.”
Stamos also produced the song’s video which, like the track, dropped on Friday, May 1, 2020.
Proceeds from download sales of “This Too Shall Pass” will benefit Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund to help food banks across the country as they support communities impacted by the pandemic.
“A lifetime of performing to millions of people all over the world and suddenly everything came to a halt,” said Love. “I’ve lived through enough good times and bad to know that eventually, this too shall pass, and better days are yet to come. With today being May Day, new beginnings are around (the) corner and as the lyrics of this song say, ‘We’ll get back to havin’ fun, fun, fun in the sun.’ ”
Stamos, who drums on the track, tells WENN, “I’m really proud of Mike for writing this song. About three weeks into the pandemic, Mike, his wife Jacquelyne and I discussed out how to contribute to the crisis. I suggested he do a parody of one of his songs like Neil Diamond did with Sweet Caroline. He insisted on doing something original and then he started singing This Too Shall Pass. I thought it was really special.”
“At 79 years old, he could be on a boat counting his royalty cheques on the way to Kokomo, but not Mike. He continues to challenge himself and care deeply about the world and the people in it. That’s why it was so important for him to do something new, and say something hopeful.”