Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Glenn Hughes and Robin Zander to Be Honored by Adopt the Arts

The Los Angeles based charity Adopt the Arts will hold a special live benefit concert on May 12 at the Fonda Theatre to honor recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick).

The charity, co-founded by Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver) and activist Abby Berman, will raise money for the music programs in Los Angeles elementary schools.

Joining the salute to Hughes and Zander will be Sorum, Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Dean Deleo & Robert Deleo (Stone Temple Pilots), Steve Lukather (Toto), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Franky Perez (Apocalyptica), Stevie Salas (Mick Jagger), Paul III (Tina Turner, Disreputable Few), Damon Fox (Big Elf And The Cult,) and DJ Morty Coyle.

Hughes said "I'm extremely honored to be accepting an award from such an admirable charity, Adopt the Arts. Matt Sorum has gone to great lengths to help create a program for children to have musical instruments in their lives and in turn to provide love and harmony in our lives. I'm humbled and grateful. See you at the event at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday, May 12. I'm really looking forward to performing for you all, let's make it a magical night."

Zander added "All of my career I've been involved in promoting the arts in elementary schools and I'm proud to be part of Adopt the Arts Honors. My thanks goes out to the foundation and I hope that fans everywhere will come and join us for a successful evening of fun, music and fundraising. See you there."

Hal Sparks will host the evening which will also include and auction of memorabilia from the likes of Aerosmith, Metallica, ZZ Top, Foo Fighters and others.

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