Tom Morello asking for help to get female guitar students out of Afghanistan

Morello composed an open letter after the Taliban takeover of Kabul, which was sent out to Signboard by previous Home of Lords band member and guitar instructor Lanny Cordola, who runs a program he began in Kabul in 2015 called Woman With a Guitar.

“I’m writing on behalf of some very special girls in Afghanistan who are in grave danger,” Morello composed. “[Girl With a Guitar] takes in street orphans and other girls that have endured significant trauma and uses music as a rehabilitation tool and means of working through their problems, their histories, and their hopes. I’ve had the honor of collaborating with these wonderful kids. Since the Taliban takeover their school has been destroyed and the girls are in hiding. They are at extreme risk because they are widely known to have performed Western music and have been educated by a male American teacher. Anything you could do to help save their lives would be much appreciated.”

Numerous trainees have actually tape-recorded from another location with Brian Wilson, Sammy Hagar, Nick Cavern and Blake Shelton and other artists through the program.

The school has actually closed and the ladies are now in hiding, according to Signboard.

Cordola remains in Pakistan, the report states, attempting to bring 12 Afghan trainees, their households and his chauffeur to security.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.