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Alter Bridge Reach Out To Shooting Victim

10/11/2016
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Alter Bridge

(Classic Rock) Alter Bridge reached out to a fan who survived a shooting near a US university and flew him as a guest to one of their gigs. Erik Lasaine was hit by a stray bullet when shots were fired at a party near the University of Illinois on September 25. He survived, but his friend George Korchev died.

Two days after the shooting, Lasaine gave a eulogy to his friend at the university campus and quoted lyrics from Alter Bridge's track Blackbird. The band heard about the eulogy and flew Lasaine and Korchev's girlfriend Samantha Steinberg to their recent gig in Dallas, Texas, where the pair attended a VIP meet and greet with Alter Bridge and attended the soundcheck.

They also got to spend time with the band after the show, during which Alter Bridge had dedicated Blackbird to Korchev. Lasaine tells Billboard: "It totally blew my mind. I was surprised. It was definitely really cool." Read more here.

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