Paul Stanley and Nikki Sixx touched by incident; PC:Wikimedia
Ever since Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight movie was released way back in 2008, fans have been eagerly awaiting the next chapter in the insanely popular saga. What would have been the culmination of years worth of wait for batmen and batwomen alike, ended – as many of us have heard – in a feverish nightmare as a young gunman opened fire at an unsuspecting crowd during The Dark Knight Rises’ midnight premiere at a Colorado movie theater.
Although the lives of all those touched by the massacre will never be the same, two of rock and roll’s biggest acts are joining forces in order to do what they can in the name of relief.
Motley Crue and KISS first announced their humanitarian efforts during a Denver concert Wednesday night as they told the crowd they would be donating $100,000 to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund.
The money will go specifically to the victims and their families of the July 20 incident where 12 people were killed and 58 others injured.
Although the two bands are better known for their acts of kindness toward the young female demographic, members from both bands were touched in a different way by the senseless incident in Colorado.
“The terror these innocent victims of the Aurora massacre must have experienced and the profound loss their families now face is unimaginable,” added KISS frontman Paul Stanley. “We hope that our small gesture helps inspire others to band together in compassion and financial support for all involved in this unspeakable tragedy.”
“Following the heartbreaking news of the senseless shootings in Colorado, we wanted to do something to help the families and victims,” said Crue bassist Nikki Sixx. “We bonded together with our tour partners and friends Kiss to donate money, but we also hope it inspires others to do the same, no matter how big or small.”
The Aurora Victim Relief Fund was created through a joint effort from Colorado Governor Hickenlooper and the Community First Foundation in order to help out with the immediate and long-term needs of the victims and their families. Those of you who feel the need to help their fellow man affected by this insane shooting can do so by visiting Giving First and dropping off a few dollars their way.