"I've seen firsthand the physical and emotional toll addiction takes on people—not just myself, but so many other artists and friends as well."


Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis Will Be Feted
at MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert
The fifth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert will honor Red Hot Chili Peppers co-founder and frontman Anthony Kiedis at Club Nokia on Friday, May 8. Kiedis 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. All proceeds will benefit the fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.

Hosted by comic and He's Just Not That Into You author Greg Behrendt, the evening will feature a performance by Kiedis along with Chili Peppers bandmates Flea and Chad Smith, as well as performances by Thelonious Monster vocalist and Celebrity Rehab participant Bob Forrest with his son Elijah Forrest, musician/producer Josh Klinghoffer, The Mars Volta, the Neville Brothers' Ivan Neville and Iggy Pop. DJ AM will perform live during dinner. Additional artists will be announced shortly.

Commented Kiedis: "I've seen firsthand the physical and emotional toll addiction takes on people—not just myself, but so many other artists and friends as well. The pain of addiction is leveled only by the promise of sobriety, and the MusiCares MAP Fund provides access to the kind of resources that can help people genuinely change their lives. I'm proud to be honored and help raise funds for this critical work."

Said Recording Academy and MusiCares Prexy Neil Portnow: "Addiction exists in all communities and across all socioeconomic lines, but too often the challenges of making a life in music can lead people down the heartbreaking path of dependence. When circumstances such as the economy and shifts in our industry come into play, the need for our services can become greater than ever. MusiCares exists to offer a beacon of hope and critical resources for members of the music community who are struggling with addiction. Anthony is a strong supporter of our cause, and this is a perfect opportunity to recognize and honor his commitment."

This special dinner and concert offers Living Room Sets that seat 10 for $12.5k, Individual Floor Seats for $1,250 per person, and Preferred Balcony Seats for $100. Contact Wynnie Wynn at 310.392.3777 or [email protected] for tickets and info. General admission balcony tickets are available for $50 each at www.ticketmaster.com. Out of respect for the clients the MusiCares MAP Fund serves, the event will be alcohol-free.

This year's MusiCares MAP Fund benefit is chaired by Cliff Burnstein, MusiCares Board President John Branca, Todd Ficeto, Peter Mensch, and Mary Pattiz. The evening is made possible with the support of Goldenvoice, Jackson Limousine Service, Swing House and Ticketmaster.