Shredder, songwriter and man with the most recognizable ringlets ever Slash is using his guitar chops for good. He's supporting the Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN), which builds awareness about homelessness among teens in L.A. Fans can join Slash’s crusade to help the organization by downloading the track of a special mix of his song “Gotten,” which features the vocals styling of the newly single and always studly Adam Levine. 100% of proceeds from the song goes to LAYN.
The song was released on Slash's self titled solo album two years ago but he made a new music video for it. The vid shows just how quickly and easily a young person can suddenly find herself alone in the streets. It also has cameos from some of Slash’s celebrity friends, including '80s bad boy Judd Nelson from “The Breakfast Club.”
“This video was created to make people take notice of the homeless teen epidemic which is rampant in L.A. as well as in the rest of the country,” said Slash. “The story in this video is just one scenario amid millions of potential situations happening at any given time in Los Angeles alone."
According to the Department of Education, there are approximately 1.6 to 1.8 million homeless young people living in the United States. Fortunately, LAYN provides outreach, food, shelter and educational environments for more than 10,000 adolescents who find themselves in homeless situations.
Slash is known as one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time. He's even being inducted into the the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, later this month. We're stoked to see this guitar god give back and it's easy for you to do so too by taking action below!
Download the song for any price that's $10 and up and 100% of proceeds will go to the Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN).
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