Jane’s Addiction will be one of several bands performing at this year’s MusiCares event. This year’s honoree is Depeche Mode front man Dave Gahan. From Spinner.com:
Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan to be Honored by Jane’s Addiction for MusiCares
Posted on Mar 7th 2011 6:59PM by Steve Baltin
Grammy Week 2011 has come and gone, but the Recording Academy’s MusiCares — the charitable wing of the organization dedicated to helping musicians in need — is a year-round endeavor. And it takes center stage on May 6 in Los Angeles when Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan (pictured) and Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman follow in the footsteps of past honorees like Chris Cornell, Slash, Metallica’s James Hetfield and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis in being honored for their sobriety and work for musicians.
Founded in 1989, MusiCares started as a source of aid for musicians seeking recovery from their substance abuse problems, but has expanded in recent years to become more of a general aid to musicians in distress. Because of its role in helping artists, it has continually attracted some of music’s biggest names — including Tom Waits, Metallica, Alice in Chains and more — to perform at the annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert.
This year is no exception as the night’s entertainment — which will feature Gahan being presented the Stevie Ray Vaughan award and performing with Victor Indrizzo — will be highlighted by performances from Jane’s Addiction, Ozomatli and Paramore (acoustic).
“The MusiCares MAP Fund is an unbelievably important and courageous organization,” said Gahan in a release. “They continue to make a momentous commitment to the music community, and I am proud to support their ongoing work in raising awareness and funds.”
It is indeed a great cause and often offers some unique musical moments, particularly when honorees are feted musically by other performers. So might we see a bit of Jane’s Addiction rocking ‘Blasphemous Rumors,’ bringing together two continents of alternative music history? We can only hope.
General admission tickets will be available via Ticketmaster outlets starting March 11.
Additionally, it sounds like Martyn LeNoble will also be appearing and performing according to what he posted on Facebook:
My dear friend Dave Gahan will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for being awesome and I will have the honor of playing some songs with him (and Victor Indrizzo and Vincent Jones)