jeudi, décembre 30, 2004

Linkin Park

Linkin Park Donate $100,000 To Tsunami Victims and Families

by Paul Cashmere

30 December 2004

Linkin Park has formed 'Music For Relief', a charity to raise money for victims and families of the Tsunami which torn through South-East Asia on Sunday.

'Music For Relief' will donate all proceeds to the Red Cross to assist with relief efforts.

The kick-start the appeal, the band has donated $100,000 towards the cause. "We are fortunate to be in a position to help, but this needs to be a broader effort -- both by our fans and by other musicians" says LP's Brad Delson. "If one of our fans can donate $10, then that's going to help. We are also going to appeal to our musical peers by asking them to donate as well. The bottom line is the more we can do, and the quicker we can do it, the more lives we can save."

Linkin Park played in some of the devastated areas earlier this year. Their shows in Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia were the biggest rock concerts in those countries in the past 10 years.

Delson says "The outpouring of emotion from our fans there was overwhelming -- it really affected us. We opened 'Music For Relief' so that our fellow musicians and fans can give in this time of need to the families of the over 70,000 people who have perished. This money will also be used to aid the millions left homeless by this natural disaster, it's our way of giving back to the people who so desperately need it."

Fans can donate to 'Music For Relief' at