Billy Talent is celebrating 25 years since they started making music by giving something back.
The Canadian band announced Monday that they will be launching the Billy Talent Charity Trust, to be administered by the band’s drummer Aaron Solowoniuk, with their first project to be raising funds for the MS Society of Canada.
“From our start 25 years ago, it’s been important to our band to give back,” Solowoniuk said. “Launching BTCT will give us the opportunity to give to a variety of organizations with values that we believe in. I’ve been living with MS for over 20 years now and I have seen what a great impact the MS Society of Canada has. I am happy to announce that they will be receiving the funds from our first project as BTCT.”
To kick off their fundraising, Billy Talent will be selling commemorative plaques signed by each member of the band, and featuring a gold record, with official artwork from Billy Talent’s singles, studio and live albums, as well as a limited edition photo of the band by Dustin Rabin.
Billy Talent will also be receiving the Legends of Live Special Achievement Award during Canadian Music Week running May 7 to May 13.