ALICE COOPER To Present Stevie Ray Vaughan Award To CHRIS CORNELL

Veteran rocker Alice Cooper will present the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award to former AUDIOSLAVE/SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell for Cornell's "dedication an support of the MusiCares MAP Fund and his devotion to helping other addicts with the recovery process" at the third-annual MusiCares Map Fund Benefit concert, which is set to take place May 11 in Hollywood, CA.

The MusiCares MAP Fund provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.

The benefit will also honor independent music promoter Jeff McClusky with the MusiCares From the Heart Award for his work with the organization.

The dinner will feature performances by Cornell, ARMY OF ANYONE, DEPECHE MODE singer David Gahan and others.

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was last year's recipient of the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award.

Cornell went through rehab for alcohol and painkillers in early 2002.

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