STP and GN'R Members Joining Forces For a MusiCares Benefit Performance

artist: Misc date: 05/07/2013 category: general music news

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STP and GN'R Members Joining Forces For a MusiCares Benefit Performance
Excluding the recently sacked frontman Scott Weiland, the remaining Stone Temple Pilots trio consisting of DeLeo brothers and drummer Eric Kretz has officially confirmed their performance at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit on May 30 Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Honoring the Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington and skateboard icon Tony Alva, the show will also feature the likes of former Guns N' Roses members Slash and Duff McKagan, Mix Master Mike, Tony Alva's Chicken Noodle Project and Ida Maria, as well as presenters Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Andy Dick. Bennington will be awarded with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the fund itself, as well as for his commitment to helping struggling addicts towards recovery. "Chester and Tony are passionate and highly influential artists in their respective professions and each of them has achieved impressive and much-deserved success," stated Neil Portnow, the President/CEO of the Recording Academy and MusiCares. "What unites them around the mission of MusiCares is their willingness to lend their time and talents to raise funds for our organization, and their desire to be of service to music people struggling with addiction. We truly appreciate their steadfast support and committed generosity." As for the Stone Temple Pilots, this might seem like a clear message of the group moving on without their longtime singer. After the initial firing, Weiland has reacted with a series of mixed and even contradicting statements ranging from denial to symphaty.
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