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MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert Honors Jerry Cantrell, Neil Lasher, Feat. Alice in Chains et al., 5/31

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The 8th annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert will launch a special partnership with DJ AM Memorial Fund and honors Jerry Cantrell and Neil Lasher, with performances by Alice In Chains, Billy Idol And His Band, Heart, Mark Lanegan, and Duff McKagan's Loaded, all to raise funds for MusiCares' addiction recovery services. Steve-O will host, and Moby will DJ at the live benefit concert tonight, May 31.

Alice In Chains co-founder Jerry Cantrell and certified interventionist and Sony/ATV Music Publishing senior consultant Neil Lasher.Cantrell will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction and recovery process. Lasher will be the recipient of MusiCares 'From The Heart Award for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization. All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.

Performers: Eight-time GRAMMY® nominee Alice In Chains featuring guitarist/vocalist Cantrell, guitarist/vocalist William Duvall, bassist Mike Inez, and drummer Sean Kinney; Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart; Billy Idol with his band featuring drummer Jeremy Colson, bassist Stephen McGrath, guitarist Billy Morrison, keyboardist Derek Sherinian, and longtime lead guitarist Steve Stevens; singer/songwriter, vocalist, and musician Mark Lanegan (Queens Of The Stone Age, Screaming Trees); and Duff McKagan's Loaded (McKagan, Jeff Rouse, Mike Squires, Burke Thomas). Artist Moby will DJ during dinner in honor of the late DJ AM.

Attendees: Actor Chris Bauer ("True Blood"); artist Michael Des Barres; Bob Forrest ("Celebrity Rehab"); Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver); Wayne Kramer (MC5);Corey Parks (Nashville Pussy); MusiCares Board Chair Scott Pascucci; D.H. Peligro (Dead Kennedys); President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and MusiCares Foundation® Neil Portnow; and Matt Sorum (The Cult, Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver,) with his fiancée Ace Harper (Diamond Baby); Brad Smith and Christopher Thorn (Blind Melon); Justin Warfield (She Wants Revenge) and more.

The life and times of Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein were an all too brief story of triumph, tragedy, and inspiration. His amazing style and innovation were a bridge between the DJ world that came before him, and the electronic dance music revolution that has transformed the music industry as we know it today. Thanks to the vision and generosity of his mother Andrea Gross, family, and colleagues, through the Memorial Fund created in his name, MusiCares will be receiving support to provide addiction recovery services to our clients. This crucial financial support is being provided as a means to recognize both DJ AM's profound contribution to the music industry, and his commitment to sobriety, helping others free themselves of the stigma and challenges of substance abuse. It will provide much needed resources to get music people into treatment for their addictions. A special presentation will showcase this partnership, and MusiCares will name the opening DJ set in his honor. It is a fitting tribute given Adam was the first celebrity DJ to play at the fifth annual MusiCares Map Fund benefit concert.

The MusiCares Foundation offers programs and services to members of the music community including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses including rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with healthcare professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms, supported by the Bohemian Foundation, offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.

This special dinner and concert offers Living Room Sets that seat 10 for $12,500, and Individual Floor Seats for $1,250 per person; contact Wynnie Wynn for ticket information at 310.392.3777 or wynniew@grammy.com. General Admission Balcony Seats for $55 per person are available only through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com. VIP Balcony Seats are sold out. Out of respect for the clients the MusiCares MAP Fund serves, the event will be alcohol-free. This event is made possible with the generous support of Caravents, Goldenvoice, Jackson Limousine Service, Swing House, and Ticketmaster.


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