Rockers Come Together to Help South Sudan
Slipknot/Stone Sour’s frontman Corey Taylor, Dave Navarro, Dave Lombardo of Slayer, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, John 5 and members of Rob Zombie’s band, along with host Henry Rollins, will take part in the Drop In The Bucket benefit concert to be held at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood. The one-night-only event will be held on November 30, 2011, with proceeds donated to the LA/Uganda-based non-profit to help build water wells and sanitation systems at large rural schools in sub-Saharan Africa.
“In a time when money is suspect, and politics looks a lot like schoolyard bullying, people forget that there are far greater issues going on in the world,” stated Taylor. “One of which is the fact that millions of people live without water on a daily basis when we as Americans treat it like used tissue paper. It’s only common sense to think that if I can do something to not only help, but also raise awareness, then that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Drop in the Bucket is one of the most important and selfless causes I have ever had the privilege to be a part of. And I can only hope that I do some good for it. And to be able to do that by putting on an awesome show with friends like Roy Mayorga, Scott Ian and John 5 just shows how good this business can be sometimes!”
Rollins went to Africa last year to witness the work done by Drop In The Bucket. “Drop In The Bucket is trying to make things better,” said Rollins. “There’s no profit incentive here. It’s only about getting people to water and keeping them alive and healthy.”
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