BILLY IDOL AND HIS BAND, HEART, MARK LANEGAN, AND DUFF MCKAGAN ADDED TO EIGHTH ANNUAL MUSICARES MAP FUND® BENEFIT CONCERT HONORING JERRY CANTRELL AND NEIL LASHER

WHO:

Honorees: Alice In Chains co-founder Jerry Cantrell and certified interventionist and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Senior Consultant Neil Lasher. Cantrell will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and 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. 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.

Host: Television personality Steve-O.

Performers: Eight-time GRAMMY® nominee 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 longtime lead guitarist Steve Stevens; bassist Duff McKagan (Loaded, Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver); singer/songwriter, vocalist, and musician Mark Lanegan (Queens Of The Stone Age, Screaming Trees). Artist Moby will DJ during dinner.

WHAT:

The MusiCares Foundation® offers programs and services to members of the music community including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses including rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with healthcare professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms, supported by the Bohemian Foundation, offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.

TICKETS:

This special dinner and concert offers Living Room Sets that seat 10 for $12,500, Individual Floor

Seats for $1,250 per person, and VIP Balcony Seats for $100 per person; contact Wynnie Wynn for ticket information at 310.392.3777 or wynniew@grammy.com. General Admission Balcony Seats for $55 per person are available only through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com.

Out of respect for the clients the MusiCares MAP Fund serves, the event will be alcohol-free. This event is made possible with the generous support of Caravents, Goldenvoice, Jackson Limousine Service, Swing House, and Ticketmaster.

WHERE:

Club Nokia
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
*Parking available in Olympic East Garage for $25

WHEN:

Thursday, May 31, 2012

5:30 p.m. Media Check-in
6:15 p.m. Red Carpet Arrivals
7 p.m. Buffet Dinner
8 p.m. Awards Presentation & Concert


MEDIA R.S.V.P. MANDATORY: christina.cassidy@grammy.com or 310.581.8670 (email preferred)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you are interested in covering this event, you MUST request credentials no later than 5 p.m. PST on Thursday, May 24. Credentials will be picked up at media check-in on the day of the event. ALL MEDIA MUST BRING PHOTO I.D. All crews must be self-contained, ENG crews. All satellite truck/van parking must be coordinated with Christina Cassidy no later than May 24. ALL MEDIA MUST BE CREDENTIALED for this event.

NOTE: To plug into mult-box, media must bring XLR cable with a deck.

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit www.musicares.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like "MusiCares" on Facebook at www.facebook.com/musicares and follow @MusiCares on Twitter at www.twitter.com/musicares.

Media Contacts:

Hannah Berryman/MusiCares Foundation/310.392.3777/internfdncomms1@grammy.com
Christina Cassidy/MusiCares Foundation/310.392.3777/christina.cassidy@grammy.com

For Alice In Chains and Duff McKagan:
Michael Moses/BWR Public Relations/310.248.6171/mmoses@bwr-la.com

For Moby:
Adam vanWestrienen/Mute/646.502.7462/adam@mute.com

For Steve-O:
Marcel Pariseau/True Public Relations/323.957.0730/marcel@truepublicrelations.com