Axl Rose, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Duff McKagan Records Song For Kids

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In a recent revelation that has excited music fans around the globe, a studio session involving some of the biggest names in rock music has come to light. Zak Starkey, taking to Instagram, disclosed a star-studded collaboration that includes Axl Rose, Slash, Elton John, Duff McKagan, and himself. This ensemble, collaborating on a single project, indicates a musical powerhouse sure to captivate listeners.

From Rock in Rio to Charity Records

The roots of this project trace back to an unlikely moment during the Who and GnR’s performance at Rock in Rio. Starkey narrated, “Around 3 pm on the day of the Who and GNR show at Rock in Rio – Duff [McKagan] and I went in a local studio and cut bass for a cover of T. Rex’s ‘Children of the Revolution’ -original by T. Rex is playing on the post. My dad played drums in LA (while I fudged the bass). Then, in Rio, Duff cut bass. A couple of weeks after the tour, we cut guitars in NYC with Slash – sent the track with Sshh guide vocal to Elton [John], who played amazing piano.”

The purpose behind this extraordinary partnership is more heartwarming than the music itself. The final record aims to assist sick children, channeling proceeds to Teen Cancer charities without the influence of profit-driven major record labels. “Sshh went to hang with Axl, who said he’d like to sing it -wow!-Axl killed it – amazing vocals – he’s mixing the track now, I believe (hope), and we will auction the record for Teen Cancer without greedy bean counting majors wanting 75% (I won’t say which label but f*ck me this is for sick kids). Produced by me and Sshh, it’s a full album with more than one Beatle. A Smith, a Pretender, an Ashcroft, an Iggy, and many more…. Soon come.”


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Music Icons Unite

Fan response to this news has been overwhelmingly positive, with many expressing enthusiasm for the project and its charitable goals. One fan remarked, “That’s a fantastic idea! Congratulations to you, Sshh, and everyone involved; children who need treatment will finally receive all the help they need.” Another echoed these sentiments, saying, “This is great and for such a good cause! Thank you!” The project attracted universal acclaim for its mission to aid sick children, showing the power of music to make a real-world impact.

This isn’t the first time these iconic musicians have used their talents for charity. In the past, they, along with other legendary artists like Ringo Starr and Elton John, contributed to the ‘Nobody’s Child: Romanian Angel Appeal’ to support Romanian orphans. This history of charitable work only adds to the anticipation and support for their upcoming album.

As details about this secret studio session and the resultant album continue to emerge, the music world watches keenly. It’s not just the combination of top-tier musicians that excites people, but the compassionate cause they are rallying behind. The union of Axl Rose, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Duff McKagan, and others for the sake of charity underscores the potential of music to do good in the world. With this project, these artists not only contribute their musical talents but also their hearts, aiming to bring relief to those in need.

As Zak Starkey aptly put it, “Soon come.” The music community awaits the release of this album, not only for the unparalleled musical experience it promises but also for the positive impact it is set to make in the lives of children battling cancer. Through their talents and generosity, these artists are setting an impressive example of how music can transcend entertainment and become a vehicle for meaningful change.