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!”

Ministry, Tenacious D, Stitched Up Heart, Etc. Members Added To Second Annual “Above Ground” Benefit Concert

More artists have been added to the second annual “Above Ground” benefit concert. The event will take place at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on September 16 and the updated lineup includes: Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Billy Idol, Billy Morrison (Billy Idol), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Jack Black (Tenacious D), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Juliette Lewis, Steve Vai, Mike Garson (David Bowie), Brad Wilk (Prophets Of Rage/Rage Against The Machine), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Carmine Rojas (David Bowie), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Franky Perez (Deadland Ritual), Twiggy, Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), Mixi Demner (Stitched Up Heart), Jason Christopher (Prong), Etty Lauy Farrell (Kind Heaven Orchestra), Erik Eldenius (Billy Idol), Paul Trudeau (Billy Idol), Donovan Leitch, and Julie Mintz. As previously reported, the all-star band will be playing David Bowie’s “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars” and The Stooges’ self-titled debut album in full. Profits will be donated to MusiCares.

Nikki Sixx, Scott Ian, Etc. Perform AC/DC & Mötley Crüe Classics At “AC/DC Comedy & Rock Show: A Tribute To Bon Scott”

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Rudy Sarzo, Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), etc. all took part in the “AC/DC Comedy & Rock Show: A Tribute To Bon Scott” event on April 3 at the Avalon in Hollywood, California. Rock and roll comedian Dean Delray organized the show, which featured comedy from him, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, and Joey Diaz, as well as the all-star band playing AC/DC’s “Powerage” in full. It wasn’t just limited to “Powerage” though. The artists also rocked tracks like “Night Prowler” off of “Highway To Hell” and Mötley Crüe’s “Live Wire.”

Anthrax, Mötley Crüe, Etc. Members To Perform AC/DC’s “Powerage” In Full At “AC/DC Comedy & Rock Show: A Tribute To Bon Scott”

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Rudy Sarzo, Jesse Hughes (Eagles Of Death Metal), Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), etc. are all set to perform at the “AC/DC Comedy & Rock Show: A Tribute To Bon Scott” event on April 3 at the Avalon in Hollywood, California. Rock and roll comedian Dean Delray organized the show, which will feature comedy from him, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, and Joey Diaz, followed by the all-star band playing AC/DC’s “Powerage” in full.

Slipknot, Anthrax, Etc. Members Perform Prince & Judas Priest Songs At “Strange 80’s”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Scott Ian (Anthrax) and his wife Pearl Aday, Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), Jinxx (Black Veil Brides), Michael Starr (Steel Panther), and more formed as part of the “Strange 80’s” event at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, CA yesterday (May 14). You can see some footage of Taylor and more talking on Prince‘s “1999” & “Let’s Go Crazy” and Judas Priest‘s “Electric Eye” below: