Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler & Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith To Be Honored At Adopt The Arts’ Eighth Annual Benefit Concert

Adopt The Arts, the organization co-founded by Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.), have announced that their 2020 benefit concert will be held at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA on May 12. The show will launch this year’s “Sound And Vision Awards,” which will honor Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and visual artist Shepard Fairey. In addition to Sorum, the event will also feature performances from Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Dave Kushner (ex-Velvet Revolver), John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), and producer Andrew Watt (Post Malone, Ozzy Osbourne). Sorum said the following:

“Doing these annual events for Adopt the Arts are always rewarding with so many great artists stepping in to help out. I’m very grateful for all of my musician and artist friends who I’ve met throughout my career that believe in this organization. I feel this year might be our best yet with the great Chad Smith and Geezer Butler along with the incredible Shepard Fairey as our honorees. This show is going to Rock!”

Ozzy Osbourne Premieres New Song “Ordinary Man” Feat. Elton John & Slash

Ozzy Osbourne has premiered a new song titled “Ordinary Man.” The song, which features Elton John and Slash (Guns N’ Roses), serves as the title track of Osbourne’s new album, which will be released on February 21. That effort was recorded with producer Andrew Watt on guitar, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass, and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. It also includes guest appearances from Post Malone and Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine). Osbourne had the following to say about the title track:

“It all just came together. Slash is a dear friend of mine, as is Elton. When I was writing ‘Ordinary Man,’ it reminded me of an old Elton song and I said to Sharon, ‘I wonder if he would sing on it?’ We asked and lo and behold, he agreed and sings and play piano on the song.”

Ozzy Osbourne To Release New Album “Ordinary Man” In February, Elton John To Be Featured On The Title Track

Ozzy Osbourne will officially release his new album “Ordinary Man” on February 21. That effort was recorded with producer Andrew Watt on guitar, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan on bass, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith on drums. The title track, which features Elton John, will be released tonight at midnight.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Working On New Album With Returning Guitarist John Frusciante

Red Hot Chili Peppers recently reunited with guitarist John Frusciante and now it looks like they are working on a new album as well. Drummer Chad Smith confirmed the news during an interview with Rolling Stone:

“I was given strict orders for this interview: ‘DON’T TALK ABOUT THE BAND.’ But, yes, John is back in the band, and everyone knows that. We’re psyched. The festivals are the only shows booked. For now, we’ll mostly be concentrating on new songs and writing a new record. We’re all real excited to make new music.”

Slash, Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Etc. To Guest On Don Felder’s New Album “American Rock ‘N’ Roll”

Don Felder (ex-Eagles) will be releasing his new album “American Rock ‘N’ Roll” on April 5 and the effort will feature a number of guests including Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Sammy Hagar (Chickenfoot, ex-Van Halen, etc.), Joe Satriani (Chickenfoot, etc.), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot), and Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac). You can check out the title tack from the effort, which features Slash, Fleetwood, and Smith below:

[via Rolling Stone]

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses, Pearl Jam, Etc. Members To Perform At “Will Ferrell’s Best Night Of Your Life” Benefit

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith has recruited a number of artists to participate in an all-star jam at “Will Ferrell’s Best Night Of Your Life” benefit. The group, who will perform under the moniker “Chad Smith’s Super Mega Funktastic Jam Rock All Stars,” will feature Smith, along with Chris Martin (Coldplay), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band), and Brad Paisley. “Will Ferrell’s Best Night of Your Life” will take place on October 6 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA and it will be hosted by Ferrell himself. The event will feature music as well as the following comedians: Jerry Seinfeld, Samantha Bee, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien, Jim Jefferies, Michelle Wolf, Zooey Deschanel, Kumail Nanjiani, Jerrod Carmichael, and Brody Stevens.

[via BraveWords]

Foo Fighters Joined Onstage By Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) & John Travolta At Wantagh, NY Show

During their July 14 show in Wantagh, NY, Foo Fighters were joined onstage by Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and John Travolta. Smith performed a cover of Faces’ “Stay With Me” with the band, while Travolta took the stage during a partial cover of the “Grease” song “You’re The One That I Want.”