An interesting thing to watch in our culture is how bad-boy-rock music is now mainstream enough that rock stars like Simple Plan are involved in charity work. Whatever happened to the party life? These guys might seem like wet blankets to rock stars of earlier times. They worked with MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), for instance. It says a lot about this younger generation. They are serious. The poor and AIDS in Africa do matter to them. This is why Simple Plan fits so well in this new mythology of rock. On one hand we have debased lyrics from most popular music, but then these guys show up–not to mention Bono and U2. I find this a refreshing change. Read more here in Rolling Stone. Simple Plan Help Out the Kids. The young today are not protesting war, they are fighting a war on poverty. I refuse to be cynical! The more I meet college students and young adults these days, I do feel that they are going to make a difference. Here is proof from an article about Compassion International and study they did about young adults and their views toward the poor. Compassion International Poverty Poll Reveals Optimism Among Young Adults.