News: Stephen Perkins, Matt Starr, and Steven Adler Among the Participants in Third-Annual “Rock Against MS??? Benefit Concert
The third-annual Rock Against MS returns to the Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood with yet another amazing all-star lineup. The rock-fueled concert will help raise funding for notable publicist Nancy B. Sayle, as well as for the new foundation benefiting those living with MS.
The benefit takes place on Wednesday, March 4, 2014 at the Whiskey A Go-Go on 8901 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069. A VIP Meet and Greet begins at 6 pm, doors open at 7 pm, and the show starts at 8 pm.
The concert will feature Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Steven Adler (GnR), Blasko (Ozzy), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addition), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Mike Watt (Stooges/Firehouse), Gilby Clarke (GnR), Billy Morrison (Billy Idol), Jeff Pilson (Foreigner/Dokken), Gretchen Bonaduce, Phil X (Bon Jovi), Phil Buckman (Filter), Marty O’Brien (Lita Ford), Erik Eldenius (Billy Idol), Joe Retta (the Sweet), Johnny Griparic (Slash’s Snakepit/Walter Trout), Matt Starr (Ace Frehley), Rober Sarzo (Hurricane/Queensryche), Joey Allen (Warrant), Chas West (Bonham), and more. A surprise special guest set is also planned.
In its finishing stages, the Rock Against MS Foundation will provide services from a three-grant resource system which will provide daily care, quality-of-life needs, and emergency funding, while assisting people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to live independent and full lives. Additionally, a brick-and-mortar facility, called the Rock House, is in the planning stages and will provide multiple programs and opportunities designed to heal the mind, body, and spirit of those whose lives have been affected by MS.
General admission tickets: $35
Floor with pre-show meet-and-greet: $100
Balcony with VIP meet-and-greet: $150
VIP reserved booth for four people with meet-and-greet: $500
VIP reserved booth for eight people with meet-and-greet: $1,000
Purchase tickets at www.ticketfly.com/event/778371.
Can’t attend in person? Online pay-per-view tickets start at $15 at www.stageit.com/rock_against_ms/3rd_annual_rock_against_ms_benefit_concert/44556.
Sponsors include 95.5 KLOS, Guitar Center, Monster Energy Drink, Schecter Guitars, D’Addario, Evans, Sir, Promark, Whisky A Go-Go, and Rainbow Bar and Grill.
Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system. MS interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The advancement, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of twenty and fifty, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the US and 2.1 million worldwide.
For more information, go to www.facebook.com/rockagainstMSfoundation.