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