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Chester Bennington with special guests, Tony Alva and his band Chicken Noodle Project, Early Morning Rebel, Ida Maria Band, and Slash have been announced as performers for the ninth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 30.
Bennington will be presented with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award by Linkin Park vocalist/producer Mike Shinoda for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, and for his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process. Alva will be presented with the MusiCares From the Heart Award by Anthony Kiedis, lead vocalist of multi-GRAMMY-winning band Red Hot Chili Peppers, for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization. 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.
Hosted by comedian Bobby Lee, the evening will feature performances by Bennington with special guests; Alva and his band Chicken Noodle Project featuring Ray Barbee and Matt Rainwater; Early Morning Rebel featuring vocalist Nathan James, guitarist Dustin Bath and drummer Joshua Mervin; musician/songwriter Ida Maria with drummer Dave Krusen, bassist Jenni Tarma and guitarist Stefan Tornby; and GRAMMY-winning musician/songwriter Slash. Mix Master Mike will DJ and comedian Andy Dick will make a special appearance.
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