Friday, March 30, 2012

Los Angeles Youth Network

Slash is doing his part to support the Los Angeles Youth Network, a non-profit organization which helps runaway and homeless youth on the streets of Los Angeles, CA. The ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist has released a new version of his 2010 single “Gotten,” featuring vocals from Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine, for the charity.

You’ll need to make a minimum donation of $1 on Slash’s website in order to own the new track, with all proceeds going to the Los Angeles Youth Network.

In addition, Slash has created a new video for the track. The nine-minute short film features a storyline that centers on a 16-year-old girl who runs away from home because her mother’s boyfriend is abusive. The girl lives on the street for a time, but eventually returns to the house to rescue her mother.

In addition, the new video packs some additional star power that includes Hellcats actress Amanda “AJ” Milchalka, True Blood actress Kristin Bauer and The Breakfast Club actor Judd Nelson, among others.
“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 in a statement. “The story in this video is just one scenario amid millions of potential situations happening at any given time in Los Angeles alone. Everybody involved with the making of this video selflessly donated their time and talents to this cause. I thank them with all my heart.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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