DJ AM Memorial Fund To Launch At MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit

Benefit concert honoring Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell and certified interventionist Neil Lasher to launch special addiction recovery fund in honor of the late Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein
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    Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein
May 24, 2012 -- 11:51 am PDT
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The eighth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert will honor Alice In Chains co-founder Jerry Cantrell and certified interventionist and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Senior Consultant Neil Lasher at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 31. Cantrell will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his 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.

The event will feature a special presentation commemorating the official launch of the DJ AM Memorial Fund in honor of the late Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein. In conjunction with his mother Andrea Gross, the fund will assist MusiCares in providing addiction recovery services to its clients. While honoring the musical legacy of the late DJ AM and his commitment to sobriety, the fund will provide much needed resources to help free music people of the stigma and challenges of substance abuse.

Hosted by television personality Steve-O, the benefit concert will feature performances by GRAMMY-nominated band 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 lead guitarist Steve Stevens; singer/songwriter Mark Lanegan (Queens Of The Stone Age, Screaming Trees); and Duff McKagan's Loaded. Artist Moby will DJ during dinner in honor of the late DJ AM.

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.

For MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert special dinner and concert ticket information, contact Wynnie Wynne at 310.392.3777 or wynniew@grammy.com. General admission seats are available via Ticketmaster.