LAYN Rocks Fundrasier

L.A. Weekly got Slash on the phone was to discuss his involvement with the Los Angeles Youth Network and the LAYN Rocks benefit concert happening this Sunday, November 22 at Avalon in Hollywood. As previously announced, the “Slash & Friends” charity event will be hosted by the aforementioned Lopez and feature performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Perry Farrell, Billy Idol, Travis Barker, Chester Bennington, Andrew Stockdale, Dave Navarro, Tom Morello and some surprise guests. Well, according to our conversation with Slash, one of those surprise guests will be none other than original Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler.

L.A. Weekly: So about the LAYN Rocks benefit…

Slash: Yeah, it’s this Sunday at the Avalon. My wife and I are both big supporters of the Los Angeles Youth Network which is this really cool non profit organization. Basically they take in homeless kids anywhere from 12 to 21 years old and give them a new lease on life. Most of them are either abused or in some kind of deep trouble. They’ve been through a lot at a young age. It gives them the wherewithal to get on their feet, get into the world, be independent and get their shit together. They really take good care of educating these kids on all different levels, housing them, all sorts of stuff. It’s a great support group and I’m just amazed at how the kids have turned out. I’ll go and visit on occasion and see what they’ve got going on. It’s really cool to see the developments so we’re trying to help LAYN stay on its feet because it’s expensive to keep all these kids together.


If your are in the Los Angeles area on the 22nd, get yourself some tickets to support LAYN.  Especially for those of us on the east coast who can’t make it out there. (Interview courtesy of LA Weekly)


~ by jmstone87 on November 20, 2009.

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