FLY LIKE AN EAGLE
THE MIRACULOUS LOVE KIDS PRESENT ‘GIRL WITH A GUITAR’ FEATURING SAMMY HAGAR & CHAD KROEGER (NICKELBACK)
ON STEVE MILLER’S ‘FLY LIKE AN EAGLE’
MAY 17, 2021 (KABUL, AFGHANISTAN) – After the runaway success of their unique take on the EURYTHMICS’ “SWEET DREAMS” in 2020, the MIRACULOUS LOVE KIDS / GIRL WITH A GUITAR, led by founder LANNY CORDOLA, have recorded “FLY LIKE AN EAGLE” with singers SAMMY HAGAR and CHAD KROEGER of NICKELBACK. Also featured on the STEVE MILLER classic is bassist NATHAN EAST (STEVIE WONDER, PHIL COLLINS, ERIC CLAPTON), keyboardist RAMI JAFFEE (FOO FIGHTERS, WALLFLOWERS, SOUL ASYLUM), keyboardist GARY GRIFFIN (BRIAN WILSON, THE BEACH BOYS), drummer KRIS MYERS (UMPHREY’S MCGEE), and guitarist TODD SHEA.
THE MIRACULOUS LOVE KIDS, LANNY CORDOLA and actor/musician KIEFER SUTHERLAND are scheduled to appear on ABC’s ‘GMA3’ this Tuesday, May 18 at 1:00 PM ET, to talk about the new song and the group’s mission.
In 2020, the MIRACULOUS LOVE KIDS / GIRL WITH A GUITAR teamed up with guitarist TOM MORELLO (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, AUDIOSLAVE), keyboardist RAMI JAFFEE (FOO FIGHTERS), bassist KATHY VALENTINE (THE GO-GO’S), guitarist VICKI PETERSON (THE BANGLES), singer CHERIE CURRIE (THE RUNAWAYS), guitarist WAYNE KRAMER (MC5), drummer KRIS MYERS (UMPHREY’S MCGEE), along with singer INARA GEORGE and multi-instrumentalist GREG KURSTIN of THE BIRD AND THE BEE, to record a version of “SWEET DREAMS” with unprecedented depth and dimension.
For 2021, Cordola connected with SAMMY HAGAR, a force of pure rock and roll goodness. On this sonic prayer for a more compassionate humanity, the singer’s role in getting the message of the MIRACULOUS LOVE KIDS / GIRL WITH A GUITAR movement to the forefront of global awareness is a win-win for everyone.
“I’m proud of what you’re doing,” the one-time VAN HALEN frontman told the group after completing his vocal track. “Stay strong and fly like an eagle…”
LANNY CORDOLA reflects on why this song was chosen: “The simple yet powerful message behind ‘FLY LIKE AN EAGLE’ has never been more relevant and important, especially in war-torn, poverty stricken places like Afghanistan. With its urgent call to ‘feed the babies who have no food to eat, shoe the children with no shoes on their feet, house the people living in the street,’ the eagle surveys the landscape and realizes that none of us can truly be free until we address the most pressing matters of the human condition — food, clothing, and shelter.”
The girls featured in this video have all suffered from the wreckage of poverty, war, discrimination and other hardships. They have worked the mean streets of Kabul and witnessed firsthand the debris of human cruelty and indifference. Now, through the power of love and music, there is hope, joy and truth emanating from every fiber of their being.
“FLY LIKE AN EAGLE” is dedicated to the nearly 100 Afghan girls who died in a recent school bomb attack in Kabul.
Music at its highest level gives rise to these fundamental human creeds and to the philosophy of the MIRACULOUS LOVE KIDS: “It shouldn’t hurt to be a child.”
According to the United Nations, over 20,000 children perish every day because of poverty and war. The goal of the MIRACULOUS LOVE KIDS / GIRL WITH A GUITAR is to help end this horrible human catastrophe.
“FLY LIKE AN EAGLE”
Produced by Lanny Cordola and Sarmad Ghafoor
Mixed by Sarmad Ghafoor
Video filmed in Kabul, Afghanistan, Los Angeles, California,
and Nashville, Tennessee
Video directed and edited by Hans Fjellestad
Special thanks to Kiefer Sutherland, Shawn Perry, Debbie and Glen Bickerstaff, Tom Rittenhouse, Patti and Randy Smith, John Greenberg, Taylor Guitars, David Lavery, Neil Williams, Daf Records, Paul Reed Smith, Charlie Bolois, Brad Roosa, Tom Consolo, Jon R. Luini, John Rosales, Alastair Watson, Buzzy James, John Dimbat, John Domingue, Irma and Brian Macleod, and the Swagemakers family