Third Annual Rock Against MS Concert
March 4th at The Whiskey A Go Go
L. Paul Mann
The 2nd Annual Rock Against MS show at the Whisky A Go Go
in West Hollywood, may have been one of the best concerts in Southern California last year, featuring nearly five hours of live music. The show was a rock and roll extravaganza with the goal of raising awareness and money for the fight against multiple sclerosis. The third installment of the prestigious Rock Against MS show is set to take place on March 4, again at the the Whisky. The special show promises to be another amazing night, thanks to the efforts of L.A. publicist Nancy Sayle, who responded to her own diagnosis of MS by calling on her friends in the music business to help in the fight against the disease.
There are a numerous veteran rockers returning this year, including
guitarist Steve Stevens, who is best known for playing with Billy Idol.
Last year Stevens tore the place apart with brilliant covers of songs like
Deep Purple’s “Highway Star” and Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused”,
and he will no doubt be a crowd favorite again this year.
Two more returning artists are Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins
and former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, who last time paired up
for covers of songs by Queen and The Rolling Stones, plus a particularly
amazing version of The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again”. Singer Chas West who last time belted out Led Zep’s “Bring It on Home” and “Ocean Song”, and channeled the spirit of Ozzy with Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” will also be back.
There are also lots of hard rocking artists that are new to this year’s
line-up. Legendary MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer will be
kicking out the jams, drummer Steven Adler will be pounding the skins as
he did at the early Guns N’ Roses’ gigs at the Whisky, and punk rocker Mike
Watt will be all about the bass. Last years special guests included a reunion of the Runaways’ Cherie Currie and Lita Ford and an astounding closing set by The Doors guitarist and Sunset Strip icon Robbie Krieger with an awesome band of friends. This year’s special guests have not yet been announced, but the show will most likely sell out before that much anticipated announcement, with tickets for the intimate club show starting at just $35.00. VIP tickets will get you upstairs to spend the evening with the small army of rock stars.
Tickets are available here [http://www.ticketfly.com/event/778371].
And if you can’t make it in person, you can see it on Pay-Per-View here
For more information: [http://www.whiskyagogo.com/site/event/rock-against-ms/]