Picture: Steven Tyler Facebook Page.
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has launched Janie’s Fund – named after Aerosmith song ‘Janie’s Got A Gun’ which was written about child abuse and incest, to support victims of abuse.
Posted on the Janie’s Fun website, Tyler wrote, “An entire community was built around this song’s message. Over the years, I’ve been overwhelmed by the thousands of fans who have sent me letters, telling me their stories and how ‘Janie’s Got A Gun’ affected and inspired them.”
He added: “As a grandfather, I want to focus my energy on things that really matter and leave behind something else in this crazy world along with my music. I am starting Janie’s Fund to give a voice to the millions of victims who haven’t had one and encourage everyone to join me on this mission.”
Tyler has launched a Prizeo page offering rewards for donors. For $5 you will be entered into a draw for The Ultimate VIP Rock Experience, attending his album launch party. A $75,000 will see you become a “Janie’s Angel”, and have the chance to attend a dinner with Tyler and receive “one of his iconic scarf-enrobed mic stands”.
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