Dave Navarro, Duff McKagan + More to Play Rhonda’s Kiss Benefit Show in L.A.
A number of top rockers are gathering together under the moniker Hellcat Saints to take part in an all-star benefit for the Rhonda's Kiss foundation. The organization raises funds for cancer patients that can't afford treatment.
The band was created by Velvet Revolver's Dave Kushner, who called upon a number of his musical friends to participate in the show. Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, Kushner's Velvet Revolver cohort Duff McKagan, drummer extraordinaire Josh Freese, former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, Juliette and the Licks vocalist Juliette Lewis and Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath will be the core band, with a number of surprise guests set to join them onstage at the show. They also promise an "A-List" vocalist will join them at one point during the evening. Meanwhile, comedian Bill Burr will serve as the emcee for the night.
"The goal of the event is to provide an outlet for healing for our family, and to raise money to assist people in need who require financial assistance during cancer treatment," said Marc A. Stefanski, Third Federal chairman and CEO. "We were able to afford the best of care for Rhonda, and we realize not everyone is as fortunate as we are."
Kushner adds, “Many people close to us have been touched personally by cancer, as I know first-hand, as the two most important women in my life have been affected cancer. I believe that regardless of our backgrounds, access to treatment to beat this disease should be available to everyone.”
The event will take place at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 3 and will also feature a VIP Gift Lounge courtesy of Double Platinum (Grammy Foundation, VH1's Save the Music and the Sundance Film Festival). Plus, there will be a talent meet-and-greet and a live auction featuring signed memorabilia and vacation getaways among other items.
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