Billy Ray Cyrus to Appear at 'The Beatles' 50th at the Bowl'
Last night (Wednesday, Aug. 20), the award-winning, multi-platinum American singer, songwriter and actor BILLY RAY CYRUS dropped by the House of Blues to perform at "Rock For Ruben," a benefit concert for the renowned industry guitar tech Ruben Velasco. CYRUSjoined friends Rick Springfield and John 5 (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson) to lend his support forRuben as he undergoes treatment for with Stage IV cancer (photos below). During the show,CYRUS sat in with Jason Charles Miller and performed hits "Where I'm Gonna Live" and"Some Gave All." The all-star backing band also included Bruce Kulick (Kiss lead guitarist for 12 years), Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, John Fogerty); Gilby Clarke (Guns 'N Roses, Candy), James Lomenzo (White Lion, Megadeth, John Fogerty) and Elliot Easton (The Cars). To help pay for Ruben's medical expenses, his favorite charity organization, Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary, is accepting individual donations on his behalf and will channel 100% of your donation directly to Ruben. Donations can be made at: www.youcaring.com/rubenscancerfund.
Next on tap, CYRUS will perform all weekend long at "the Beatles' 50th At The Bowl." It's been 50 years since the Beatles took Los Angeles by storm with their first concert at the Hollywood Bowl on August 23 1964. Beatlemania returns to the Bowl stage with a re-creation of that iconic performance Friday and Saturday, August 22-23 (8p), as well as Sunday, August 24 (7:30p).CYRUS will join Ringmaster Dave Stewart (co-founder of the Eurythmics), Michelle Branch(Saturday and Sunday), singer songwriter activist Mary Lambert (Friday and Sunday), Martina McBride (Saturday and Sunday), soul singer Allen Stone (all nights), R&B singer Liv Warfieldand more. Producer/television personality Bob Eubanks--who brought the Fab Four to the Bowl 50 years ago--will be on hand all three evenings to participate in the festivities.