Friday, February 26, 2016

The Stars Are Coming Out For a Benefit For Bernie Worrell

Keyboard great Bernie Worrell of Parliament-Funkadelic is suffering from stage 4 lung cancer and a long list of artists are coming out to help with medical expenses.

On April 4, All the Woo in the World: An All-Star Celebration of Bernie Worrell will be held at Webster Hall in New York as a presentation of the Black Rock Coalition.

Tony Pallagrosi, who is one of the advisers for the show, told the Asbury Park Press "Bernie’s a wonderful person and wonderful musician. He brought the Moog synthesizer into the world of funk."

Playing and appearing at the show:

  • Bootsy Collins
  • Living Colour
  • Rick Springfield
  • Maceo Parker
  • Fred Schneider (B-52's)
  • Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads)
  • Nona Hendryx
  • Sarah Dash
  • Bernard Fowler
  • Steve Scales
  • Bill Laswell
  • Leo Nocentelli (Meters)
  • Ronny Drayton
  • Jonathan Demme
  • Meryl Streep
  • Nelson George
  • Mark Ribler
  • The Woo Warriors
  • Screaming Headless Torsos
  • Paul Schaffer with Will Lee, Felicia Collins & the World's Most Dangerous Band
  • Black Rock Coalition Orchestra
Worrell, 71, is expected to attend with his wife Judie. He was recently diagnosed with the stage 4 lung cancer that has also spread to his liver.

Tickets are $100 for a meet-and-greet and $50 general admission.