The Cruefest Hollywood benefit concert, sponsored by Rock-n-Roll GangStar, took place on Saturday, July 30 at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California to raise money for The Skylar Neil Foundation, a non-profit organization in memory of Skylar Neil, the young daughter of MTLEY CRE frontman Vince Neil, who tragedy died of cancer at the age of 4 in 1995.
The evening began with a press conference at the Sunset Marquis hotel in West Hollywood. Then the action moved up the street to the Whisky A Go Go where several bands, including Daisy De La Hoya, HARDLY DANGEROUS (featuring James Brown's widow Tomirae Brown and Tommy Lee's sister, Athena) and ROSIE AND THE COBRAS, played throughout the day and into the evening as the night led up to the main event an all-star benefit jam including Steven Adler (ADLER'S APPETITE, GUNS N' ROSES), Chip Z'Nuff (ENUFF Z'NUFF, ADLER'S APPETITE), Colby Veil (DOPESNAKE, ex-ADLER'S APPETITE), Stacey Blades (L.A. GUNS), Willie Basse (BLACK SHEEP, CANNED HEAT), Nadir D'Priest (LONDON), Daisy De La Hoya ("Daisy Of Love"), Dan Winton (HOLLYWOOD ROSES) and many more rockers.
Sharise Neil, Skylar's mother and ex-wife of Vince Neil, was an honored guest at the concert.
Several items, including signed guitars, private music lessons and prints signed by all member of MTLEY CRE were also auctioned during the evening to raise additional funds.
The Skylar Neil Foundation's mission is to honor Skylar by raising money and awareness through unique charitable events and grant and award the money raised to medical, research and educational institutions/groups/individuals who are doing breakthrough work to find cures for cancer, AIDS and other diseases. To date, Vince and The Skylar Neil Memorial Foundation have donated millions of dollars to various organizations who share a dedication to this cause.
For more information on how to donate, contact The Skylar Neil Foundation, 2410 Camino Ramon, Ste. 198, San Ramon, CA 94583, call (925) 327-1700 or email [email protected]