Rock and pop stars alike are giving their time and effort to an upcoming album to benefit the Road Recovery charity, which supports music programs and projects aimed at helping at-risk youth.
The lineup for the album, titled Don’t Give Up, is a veritable who’s who, including, Slash, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, and Bad Company drummer Simon Kirk. Don’t Give Up features songs written and recorded by young people involved with Road Recovery’s Trax program, and as well as contributions from the artists we have just mentioned, the album has an array of some of rock and pop’s biggest names.
Some of the other artists who lent their talent for the album include, Peter Frampton, B-52’s singer Fred Schneider, MC5’s Wayne Kramer and pop singer/songwriter Jill Sobule.
In order to raise funds for the album’s promotion, and for future Road Recovery’s programs, the organization has taken a now popular route of launching a PledgeMusic crowd-funding campaign.
As with all successful crowd funding campaigns, the charity is offering a variety of items and experiences for people who contribute money.
Check out some of the incentives. A signed and numbered copy of the Don’t Give Up CD; a poster autographed by Slash, Alice in Chains and other stars; songwriting, guitar or drumming lesson from Kirke; a bass signed by Megadeth‘s David Ellison; a Neil Young Archives box set; and many more.
Road Recovery is an excellent and hard working nonprofit organization that aid’s young people battling addiction and other issues with help from musicians and other celebrities who have been down the very same road. For more information on the charity, visit RoadRecovery.org.