SLASH, DUFF McKAGAN, OTHERS RAISE $106K FOR LOS ANGELES SCHOOLS
Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and others performed at a musical benefit and live auction last Monday (January 12th) for Adopt The Arts, a Los Angeles-based charity that preserves and creates arts programs in U.S. public schools.
According to Blabbermouth, the event at legendary Hollywood club The Roxy raised more than $106,000 to fund music programs in L.A. elementary schools.
The benefit, which also served to honor ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons and Allman Brothers Band member Butch Trucks, also featured appearances from ex-Bon Joviguitarist Richie Sambora, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, Edgar Winter, Cult axeman Billy Duffy and more.
Adopt The Arts was founded by Matt Sorum, former Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer.
The musicians played two sets, one of ZZ Top classics and the other of Allman Brothers Band favorites.
Attendees also enjoyed a live and silent auction featuring generous donations and vacation packages from Adopt The Arts supporters.
Sorum played with Slash and McKagan in both Guns and Velvet Revolver.