Guns N’ Roses to Play 2012 Bridge School Benefit
Guns N’ Roses have answered the call from classic rocker Neil Young, who continues to get the top names in music for his annual Bridge School Benefit. Young, who founded the event, always pulls together an eclectic lineup for two nights of primarily acoustic music.
The event, now in its 26th year, will take place Oct. 21 and 22 in Hillsborough, Calif. The lineup was revealed late Friday night (Sept. 7), with Young and his band Crazy Horse being joined by Guns N’ Roses, Jack White, the Flaming Lips, Sarah McLachlan, Foster the People, Lucinda Williams, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, k.d. lang and Siss Boom Bang, and Gary Clark Jr.
In order to make the announcement reveal, the Bridge School posted on their Facebook page that their goal of $10,000 in donations had to be met. Once it reached the level Friday night, a video featuring some of the students at the Bridge School, using their language technology applications, revealed the participants in the year’s event.
The non-profit organization’s goal is to ensure that youths with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities through the use of augmentative and alternate means of communication and assistive technology applications. Additional donations for the Bridge School may be made here. Ticketing details for the Bridge School Benefit will be announced soon.