BILLY IDOL TO ROCK 11TH ANNUAL MUSICARES BENEFIT

Billy Idol, Joan Jett and more will perform at the 11th Annual MusiCares Map Fund benefit concert at the Best Buy Theater in New York City next month. Proceeds from the event will go toward MusiCares’ programs aimed at helping musicians struggling with addiction.

The event will take place on May 28th and will honor Pete Townshend as well as The Who’s longtime manager/music and film producer Bill Curbishley. Bruce Springsteen will present Townshend with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund and its addiction recovery programs. Doug Morris, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, will present Curbishley with the MusiCares From the Heart Award by for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization.

The 11th Annual MusiCares Map Fund benefit will feature performances from Billy Idol, Joan Jett, Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones and more, who will be announced at a later date. The night will also feature a performance from The Who.

In other news, Joan Jett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last weekend. She opened the ceremony with a three-song set that included the Blackhearts hits “Bad Reputation” and “Crimson and Closer” as well as an update of “Cherry Bomb,” a key track from her time in the groundbreaking Runaways.

The 11th Annual MusiCares Map Fund will take place on May 28th at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square, New York City.


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