Members of Megadeth, Stone Temple, Pilots and Slayer lead the all-star lineup for rock photographer Kevin Estrada's Rockers Against Trafficking benefit event that will taking place next month.
Helmet, Chris Broderick (Megadeth), Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Dave Lombardo (Philm / Slayer), Phil Sandoval (Armored Saint), Gonzo Sandoval (Armored Saint), Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory), Ann Boleyn (Hellion), Keith St. John (Montrose / Burning Rain), Sin Quirin (Ministry), Edge Of Paradise, Betsy Weiss (Bitch), Rik Fox (Sin / Steeler / W.A.S.P.), Spiders & Snakes, Chris Moore (Cry Wolf), Steve Gaines (Anger As Art / Abaottoir), Shawn Duncan (DC4 / Odin), Matt Duncan (DC4), To Human, Randy Piper (W.A.S.P.), Mandy Lion (WWIII), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Arthur Seay (Unida) are just some of the stars that will take the stage during the Rockers Against Trafficking benefit on April 11th at Paladino's in Tarzana, CA. Chipster sent over these details:
"Besides being a photographer, I am a dad - that is my top priority in life,"
said organizer Estrada. "I have two young daughters that I care about and love very much. For the past few years, human trafficking has been on my radar as we see and hear more and more about this spreading sickness. Young girls, like my daughters, fall victim to this travesty every day - and that worries me."
Last year, Estrada had a birthday party at Paladino's, which resulted in plenty of his rock pals joining in the fun for jam sessions. This year, when talk of having another b-day bash came up, the photographer came up with an idea - make it a benefit to fight human trafficking.
"Our goal is to build awareness and raise funds to support the fight against
"human trafficking here in our own country and abroad," says Estrada. Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world today - second only to drug activity.
"This is tragically happening to nearly two million girls worldwide ever year, some of these girls are as young as 7 years old. This is happening all over the world, and it is also happening right here in our own backyards. Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego are hot spots here in
California." Find more details here.