ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell is going to be honored at the eighth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 31st. He will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction and recovery process.
Neil Portnow, the president/CEO of The Recording Academy and MusiCares, comments:
Jerry’s role in shaping the world of rock music is profound and ongoing. His artistry as a guitarist is inspiring, and his contributions as a songwriter have earned Alice in Chains millions of fans around the world. And Neil has built an extraordinary career spanning more than 30 years in the music industry, and a parallel career in the field of substance abuse where his name has become synonymous with recovery and survival. But what unites Jerry and Neil are their unwavering support ofMusiCares and our recovery programs, and their unselfish capacity to be of service to music people struggling with addiction.
Cantrell also comments:
From what I’ve seen, addiction can be an occupational hazard in the music business and I know firsthand how the MusiCares MAP Fund helps artists and members of the music community find the resources for recovery. I’ve been a supporter for a long time, and I’m proud to help raise awareness and funds so this organization can continue to save lives.
The event will also feature a special performance by ALICE IN CHAINS.