Billy Talent Raises Over $3,000 For Kids Help Phone

Published: 2005-02-02
Many people across the continent are familiar with alt-rock band Billy Talent's haunting new single 'Nothing To Lose'. Relaying the lyrics of the song into visuals, the video depicts a youth who commits suicide due to the pressures teens can face on a daily basis. The Toronto quartet is well aware that North American youth just need someone to talk to, and as such have used the song as way to help support the Kids Help Phone.

Not only does their video list the number for the organization (that'd be 1-800-668-6868), but Billy Talent decided that for every spin 'Nothing To Lose' receives, they will donate $1.00 to help keep the Kids Help Phone running. So far the band has raised $3,145 for the program, and seeing that 'Nothing To Lose' is the most popular single of Talent's career to date, more is on its way.

"As a band we are so amazed how generous everyone has been with our cause and want to thank everyone at every radio station and television stations especially MuchMusic, MusiquePlus and MTV for playing the song," says lead singer Ben Kowalewicz. "Most importantly we want to thank all the fans that have supported us and requested the song."

Manned by professional counsellors, Kids Help Line and Parent Help Line helps literally hundreds of thousands of people each year. In 2003 they answered nearly 360,000 calls from Canadians, discussing issues like loneliness and suicide. Go to www.kidshelpphone.ca for more information.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt

   

 

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I love the way Billy Talent put this song in a way that young teens can look at as a way to understand what some kids might be going through. I LOVE this video&song! I love you Billy Talent! Billy Talent ROX! I love the music and your style and every friggin thing about you!
Posted by: Anonymous on February 02, 2005
Wow! This is a splendiferous achievement! Music is a great way to inspire and that is what Billy Talent is doing... I will now shamelessly state that Ben is hot!
Posted by: Anonymous on February 09, 2005
THEIR MUSIC ROCKS, I REALLY LIKE EVERY SONG ON THEIR CD, BUT RIVER BELOW IS PRETTY AWESOME, AND LINE AND SINKER, AND CUT THE CURTAINS, AND OBVIOUSLY NOTHING 2 LOSE!!! THEY R AN AWESOME BAND AND WILL GO FAR. REALLY<<< FAR. I think they r cool cuz they also r like anti-war and stuff.
Posted by: Anonymous on June 30, 2005
Wow! that is great! billy talent is the best band i think i have ever heard of.. I think they are as good live as on c.d. That is absolutely Awesome of them to raise that amount of money for the kids help phone! that video is awesome.. so it the song!Ohh and ben is really hott lol!
Posted by: Anonymous on July 26, 2005
I think what they're doing is spunky. Keep it up dudes! I love you guys, Ben is hot!!!
Posted by: Anonymous on August 17, 2005
First song I ever heard by billy talent was "Nothing 2 lose", and WOW. I just fell in love I wanted 2 know more songs, more about the band, see the videos. The lyrics in that song, are just so...wonderful they say it like it is. thats how it should be
Posted by: Anonymous on August 30, 2005
That was awesome of them to raise that much for Kids Help Phone.
ROCK ON!
Posted by: Anonymous on July 01, 2006
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