Guns N’ Roses has been given the cover treatment by the Detroit Youth Choir, and the cover is simply stunning.
The chorus cover of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” can be heard in the video below. The cover of GN’R is dedicated to the many victims of gun violence.
The cover’s description on YouTube reads, in part, “Finding solutions to make our schools and communities safer from gun violence can’t just be down to the families affected by these tragedies, it’s up to all of us… This rendition was inspired by 11-year-old Uvalde victim Layla Salazar, who was one of nineteen children and two teachers tragically killed at Robb Elementary in Ulvade, Texas. Every morning, as her father Vinnie Salazar drove Layla to school in his truck, they sang “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses together.
Detroit Youth Choir Artistic Director Anthony T. White said in a statement, “This song asks a simple question: ‘Where do we go now?’ While progress has been made, now is not the time for complacency, as the rap lyrics in the song say, “It can’t take 10 years to figure out what’s next.” This version of ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ is a poignant call to action from today’s youth to all adults to stay at the table, respect each other and continue to work together to find solutions to make our schools and communities safer from gun violence.
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