Slash Teams Up With Adam Levine For New Benefit Song and Video
Slash has released a specially remixed song and video version of his track ‘Gotten’ to raise awareness for the plight of homeless youth in Los Angeles, Calif. All the proceeds from this project will benefit the Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN), and you can contribute by simply downloading the song.
This is a new version of a track from Slash’s 2010 debut solo record, with Maroon 5 frontman Levine on vocals, and the video is very effective in getting its message across. LAYN is a non-profit that provides for more than 10,000 runaway and homeless youth on the Los Angeles streets daily. The video was shot in downtown L.A. with an all-star cast, and features Slash himself coming in nicely about three-minutes in with a piercing solo that really brings the song to life.
“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,” explains Slash. “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.”
Donations assist the LAYN in keeping the youth from being exploited or victimized on the streets. Slash can really take the message to the streets if he adds ‘Gotten’ to his setlist while out on the road this May.
Watch Slash’s ‘Gotten’ Video: