As they prepare for “ABOVE GROUND” this Monday, April 16 at The Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles, event organizers Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol) will make appearances on “KTLA Morning News” and “Jonesy’s Jukebox” tomorrow (Thursday, April 12) to talk about their one-night-only charity event, celebrating the vinyl album as an art form while raising awareness and funds for the treatment of mental health, with the profits being donated to MusiCares®, a charity of the Recording Academy™.
For those in the Los Angeles area, tune in tomorrow morning to KTLA (channel 5) to watch Navarro and Morrison during the 10am hour of the morning news and then adjust your radio to 95.5FM KLOS at 12pm noon to hear the guys chat and perform with Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols on his afternoon show, “Jonesy’s Jukebox.” All can listen live to “Jonesy’s Jukebox” online via the KLOS website www.955klos.com.
ABOVE GROUND–presented by Navarro and Morrison in partnership with Revolver Gallery–is an immersive evening of art and music. The two guitarists, along with a who’s who of musicians (see below), will perform two seminal albums in their entirety–first Kings Of The Wild Frontier by Adam and The Ants with a special guest appearance by Marco Pirroni of Adam and The Ants and then The Velvet Underground & Nico by Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground–with completely different stage sets and production for each album’s performance. During the intermission between performances, there will be speeches from people in the mental health field, including Bob Forrest and Dr. Drew, and a small memorabilia auction hosted by Steve-O. The night will also feature fire breathing, go-go dancers, ascension suspension, drum circle lead by Stephen Perkins, and a performance by Mistress Isabella Sinclaire, along with a display of Andy Warhol art from Revolver Gallery. Representatives from MusiCares (currently focusing on the mental health arena and all the challenges that are faced in that field) will also be present at the event.
Joining Navarro and Morrison throughout the evening will be (in alphabetical order): Billy Duffy (The Cult), Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle), Billy Idol, Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Courtney Love (Hole), Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), Erik Eldenius (Billy Idol), Franky Perez, Jenny Vee (Eagles of Death Metal), Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads, The Modern Lovers), Jesse Hughes (Eagles of Death Metal), Josh Freese (The Vandals, Devo, A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails), Lili Haydn, Marco Pirroni (Adam and The Ants), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Macy Gray, Paul Trudeau (Billy Idol), Steve Isaacs (The Panic Channel), and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), with more to be revealed.
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A friend and ally of the music community, MusiCares was established by the Recording Academy™ to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people. A four-star charity and safety net in times of need, MusiCares offers confidential preventative, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteer professionals, our dedicated team works across the country to ensure the music community has the resources and support it needs.