Motorhead, Slash, Ramones + The Runaways To Be Saluted at 2015 IES Honors
It's looking like quite a week for the annual Indie Entertainment Summit taking place in Los Angeles next month. Organizers have revealed that they will induct Lemmy Kilmister and Motorhead, Slash, Ramones and the Runaways during the IES Honors ceremony saluting rock's trailblazers.
The Indie Entertainment Summit takes place between Aug. 5-8 in the North Hollywood Area of Los Angeles and will feature a mix of cutting edge seminars, workshops, keynote speeches and events that are designed to help artists, managers, producers and labels to navigate the ever-changing music industry.
Two of the major highlights include the Indie Entertainment Summit Honors Ceremony as well as the IES Gear and Tech Expo. During the IES Honors, Lemmy and Motorhead will be inducted by Slash, and the timing is perfect as the band is celebrating their 40th anniversary and will be releasing their new Bad Magic album on Aug. 28. The band also recorded the disc at North Hollywood's NRG Studios, so returning for the IES is a bit of a homecoming.
The North Hollywood location also plays into honoring the Runaways, as Aug. 5 marks the 40th anniversary of the first meeting of singer Cherie Currie with Joan Jett and manager Kim Fowley. As the story goes, Currie was met by Jett and Fowley in North Hollywood and the song "Cherry Bomb" was written on the spot so that she could audition.
The IES Honors will also induct the Ramones in honor of their 40th anniversary and Richie Ramone will lead an all-star jam with special guests at the event. And Slash, who is helping to induct Motorhead, will be inducted and saluted as well. Plus, celebrating the 40th anniversary of IRS Records, there will be a tribute to the label's founders and members of the Go-Go's, Oingo Boing and R.E.M. have been invited as well. The celebration will also feature members of Ozzy Osbourne's band, Metallica and Megadeth making guest appearances.
Meanwhile, on the final day (Aug. 8) of the summit, there will be IES Gear & Tech Expo featuring new apps, hardware, gear and demos, plus another all-star jam is expected to take place.
In order to attend the Indie Entertainment Summit, you must be registered. Be sure to head over to IESfest.com and register to take part in this special music week.
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