Matt Sorum and Slash Rock For Kids and Duff To Rock With His Kid

09/18/2013
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The members of Velvet Revolver are keeping busy with other projects and lately their activities are revolving around kids. Drummer Matt Sorum hosted a star-filled benefit this past weekend and Duff McKagan's new group Walking Papers has a very special show coming up next month. Slash will also be rocking with kids at a special event later this month.

Sorum recently announced his new charity, Adopt The Arts, a program to help music education in public schools that have suffered due to budget cuts and Sorum held the "Peace Through Music" benefit on Sunday night at the Ray Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The benefit brought in over $275,000 that will go towards the music programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District and improvement of education for underprivileged children in Pakistan.

Sorum was joined at the benefit by his Velvet Revolver and Guns N' Roses bandmate Slash along with former GNR guitarist Gilby Clarke, as well as Shehzad Roy, Macy Gray and Lili Haydn.

While Sorum was raising money for kids in L.A., his Velvet Revolver bandmate Duff McKagan has announced that his new band Walking Papers will be performing a special show in Los Angeles that will also feature his teenage daughter.

Walking Papers will be performing at the Roxy Theater on October 17th. Apart from McKagan, the band also features former Screaming Trees and Mad Season drummer Barrett Martin and The Missionary Position's Jeff Angell and Ben Anderson.

The opening band for the show will be the acoustic duo Pink Slips, which features Jamie Brooks and McKagan's 16-year-old daughter Grace McKagan.

Finally, Slash has also announced a very special kid focused appearance as well. On September 28th, Slash will be joined on stage at the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy in Sioux Falls by kids from the local Boys and Girls Clubs.

Slash and the student band will take the stage together to perform the Guns N' Roses version of the Bob Dylan classic 'Knocking On Heaven's Door'.

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