The 2nd Annual Rock Against MS returns to the Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood with yet another All-Star line up (Lita Ford, Cherie Curry, Kenny Aronoff, Gilby Clarke, James Lomenzo, Jack Russell’s Great White, Phil Buckman, August Zadra, Bobby Rock, Marty O'Brien, Mitch Perry, Erik Eldenius and more). Rock stars are returning to support long-time friend and publicist, Nancy B. Sayle, specifically to help raise awareness and funding for Sayle and her new foundation benefiting those living with MS.
Guitar Player Magazine will be in attendance to present Lita Ford their top award, Inspired by Chet Atkins’ phrase “Certified Guitar Player”—and typically bestowed at NAMM during Muriel Anderson’s All-Star Guitar Night—this award debuted in 2003 with Les Paul as the first recipient. Since then, GP has honored Duane Eddy, Nokie Edwards, Dick Dale, Larry Carlton, Tommy Emmanuel, Mike Stern, Lee Ritenour, Robben Ford, Joe Perry, and others. "Lita Ford slugged it out with the boys club in an era where female musicians who liked to rock hard had very few heroes," says Guitar Player Editor in Chief Michael Molenda. "But Lita was there, and man, did she cut a heroic figure. She was tough. She was smart. She could write a good song. And she could shred. Stinging bends. Fierce vibrato. A great sense of melody and phrasing. Since the Runaways in the late 1970s, and throughout her solo career, Lita has been a beacon of cool, and an inspiration for girls and boys who want to express themselves through the guitar. She is the definition of a Certified Legend."
In its finishing stages, the Rock Against MS Foundation will provide services from a three (3) grant resource system, which will provide daily care, quality of life needs and emergency funding, while assisting people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to live independent and full lives. Additionally, a brick and mortar facility we will call THE ROCK HOUSE is in the planning stages, and will provide free of charge, multiple programs and opportunities designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those whose lives have been affected by MS.
The event kicks off March 26 at the Whiskey in Hollywood. Red Carpet VIP Meet & Greet begins at 6pm with doors opening at 7pm.
For ticket information, visit http://ticketf.ly/1mf2eJl.
Event sponsors include: 95.5 Klos, Guitar Center,Monster Energy Drink, Schecter Guitars, D’addario, Evans, Sir, Pro Mark, Whisky A Go-Go, Rainbow Bar & Grill
For more information, go to www.facebook.com/rockagainstMSfoundation