Watch Corey Feldman perform ‘Take A Stand‘ live on TODAY

Watch Corey Feldman perform ‘Take A Stand‘ live on TODAY

“We’re doing something new that hasn’t been done before,” he told TODAY’s Tamron Hall. “But it’s all about innovation and being an artist, and we can’t be afraid to share our art. … This song is for America.”

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Corey Feldman on TODAY on Thursday

And he did not disappoint with his second performance, in which he started out with several more layers of clothing than he ended up with by song’s end.


Both performances have been in support of his new double CD, “Angelic 2 the Core,” which was released in June.

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His September show made headlines across the country that wavered between outright admiration and poking fun, but in general could be summed up as “gobsmacked.”


Celebrities lined up on social media to praise him, including Pink and “Stand By Me” co-star Jerry O’Connell. But others weren’t so kind, and as Feldman explained on Thursday, words from a friend helped make him feel better after social media lit up.

The friend reminded him that many of the greats — from Kiss to Nirvana — were not necessarily appreciated right away.

“That really turned it around for me,” he said. “I’m like, you know, you’re right: a lot of people get hate in the beginning.”


Corey unleashed!

But it was all in a day’s work for Feldman, who has passion to spare, as he explained in a heartfelt essay exclusively written for TODAY.

“As an artist, I’ve been bullied, I’ve been picked on strictly because I spread a message of love,” he wrote. “As an artist, if I fail and make mistakes, that’s when my critics have a field day.


Feldman dedicated the performance to America. “I’m not letting the bullies get to us,” he told Tamron Hall.

“However, the most painful part is when you get it all right, and remember all the parts, yet you open your computer, and read comments that would tear a hole through any commoners’ hearts.”

“I must keep moving forward, no matter what. Baring my heart through my song. But just like the rest of you, I only strive to belong.”

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7 comments to Watch Corey Feldman perform ‘Take A Stand‘ live on TODAY

  • Donn  says:

    Hay, man, new song is really good with a great message. Do your thing, man, and keep keeping on. Your artistic expression is yours and I thank you for sharing it with us.

  • ambromg  says:

    Great message for today’s current affairs! Keep rocking on, rock star!

  • Chuck Peterka  says:

    HUGS, Dude!
    From an ol’ GrandPa in Pennsylvania!
    Thanks for the songs and stories!
    Our kids and grandkids know you as a true hero!!!

  • John Barrows  says:

    Hey as a long time fan I love your music even has an 80’s style that we grew up with. As well as keeping up with whats going on in this world today. Keep up the good fight you got this man. All together we can change this world into something to be proud of.

  • Franks  says:

    Hey Dude, loved that performance and the song! Keep it up. Showed real character to get back there and do it again, even better this time. Lotsa love.

  • Kris Childers  says:

    Love the new album!!

  • Sala Reeves  says:

    When’s the tour?

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