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Heart, Idol To Pay Tribute To Alice In Chains Guitarist

Wednesday, May 9th 2012 12:00

Jerry Cantrell to be given the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at this year's MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert

Cantrell will be honoured at a benefit concert on 31 May at Club Nokia in LA for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction and recovery process.

Heart, Billy Idol and Duff McKagan are amongst the artists that will perform on the night along with Alice In Chains.

"Jerry's role in shaping the world of rock music is profound and ongoing," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and MusiCares. "His artistry as a guitarist is inspiring, and his contributions as a songwriter have earned Alice In Chains millions of fans around the world. And Neil has built an extraordinary career spanning more than 30 years in the music industry, and a parallel career in the field of substance abuse where his name has become synonymous with recovery and survival. But what unites Jerry and Neil are their unwavering support of MusiCares and our recovery programs, and their unselfish capacity to be of service to music people struggling with addiction." 

"From what I've seen, addiction can be an occupational hazard in the music business and I know firsthand how the MusiCares MAP Fund helps artists and members of the music community find the resources for recovery," said Cantrell. "I've been a supporter for a long time, and I'm proud to help raise awareness and funds so this organization can continue to save lives." 


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