Tracii Guns Joins 'A Higher Consciousness' Benefit
"It kind of came to me in an odd way," the Guns N' Roses co-founder and L.A. Guns leader tells Noisecreep. "I've been watching the TV with everything that's going on in Haiti. It's such a dire situation; it's horrifying. I thought, 'How can I get involved and make a difference and at least try to raise, ya know, $25 or something?' Within 24 hours, I got an email from the organizers inviting me to take part."
It was a no-brainer for Guns. "When I read about the organization, it seemed about recognizing human life on a different level. Rather than the who-wins thing, which seems what's happening these days," Guns says of the India-based foundation. Although Guns isn't a Buddhist, he believes in the practices of non-violence and equality. "First of all, it's peaceful people trying to make the world a peaceful place," he says of the foundation. "Then, some of the funds will go to Haiti."
The show is a sort of unofficial launch for the Grammy awards, which are Jan. 31, and, well, also a good excuse to get together with a bunch of musicians and play. "The things I love the most [are] playing and playing with different people. That's why I got involved, playing with people for a good cause. I'm in."
Tickets for the show are available via the Drukpa Charitable Foundation Web site and at MusicToday.