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Members of Slipknot, Anthrax and Slayer to Play Concert to Benefit Africa

Corey Taylor
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Ex-Black Flag and Rollins Band frontman Henry Rollins has recruited Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and members of Rob Zombie‘s band, including guitarist John 5, for a benefit concert Nov. 30 at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, Calif.

All proceeds from the show will go to Drop In the Bucket, a Los Angeles and Gulu, Uganda, based nonprofit organization that constructs water wells and sanitation systems at large rural schools in sub-Saharan Africa.

Last year, Rollins traveled to Africa to observe Drop in the Bucket’s lifesaving operations.”Drop in the bucket is trying to make things better,” Rollins said. “There’s no profit incentive here. It’s only about getting people to water and keeping them alive and healthy.”

Taylor, who is in the middle of an acoustic tour, said was honored to be asked to perform at the event.”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,” he said. “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.”

Artist Shepard Fairey, who designed the exclusive poster for the event, will DJ the show, and Kate Flannery of ‘The Office’ will perform a comedy routine with her lounge spoof the Lampshades.

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