Finger: Forget ‘Farnham’ For Floods
News posted Monday, January 17 2011 at 03:00 PM.
A mere two months after calling it quits “for good”, Powderfinger have turned down the chance to reform.
Following the recent flood disaster in Brisbane and regional Queensland, some politicians and media types including independent state MP Rob Messenger thought it’d be a good idea for the band to “dust off” their guitars for a once-off benefit show. "This is a once-in-hundred-year natural disaster, Powderfinger is Queensland music," Messenger told ABC Radio last week.
But despite being flattered by the suggestion, the band insist they’re not doing John Farnhams anytime soon. They will, however, release a never-before-heard Powderfinger song with all proceeds going to The Premier's Flood Relief Appeal.
“We played together for the last time in November and intend to keep it that way. We do however want to help so we are currently planning to release a never-before-heard Powderfinger song with all proceeds going towards raising the hopes and finances of those recovering from the disaster by donation to The Premier's Flood Relief Appeal …
“We know that Fingers fans are extraordinarily generous and we appeal to you to help out one more time by purchasing our song, or donating to one of the suitable funds. All the best and we hope you are safe and well.”