Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD), John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON), Glenn Hughes (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, DEEP PURPLE), Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (OZZY OSBOURNE), Billy Morrison (CAMP FREDDY), Steven Adler (GUNS N' ROSES), Kenny Aronoff (CHICKENFOOT), Ginger Fish (ROB ZOMBIE), Tommy Victor (PRONG), Phil Buckman (FILTER), Jack Russell (GREAT WHITE), Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER), Jeff Young (MEGADETH). Tim King (SOIL) and Marky Ramone (RAMONES) are among artists are coming together to support longtime friend and publicist Nancy Sayle, who was struck with primary progressive MS in 2009. This is a severe version of the disease and only 10% are inflicted with this level. She was also diagnosed with a pituitary brain tumor 2012.
While visiting her close and dear friend as well as client, Steve Stevens and his wife Josie Stevens, Nancy informed them of this news and all the medical issues. Knowing that she would not be working as much and facing large amounts of medical bills, Stevens suggested that a benefit was in order to help her. This is an amazing selfless gathering with a lot of love as well as creating the much-needed awareness.
The Rock Against MS benefit concert is being held at the Whisky A Go-Go (8901 W. Sunset Blvd) in West Hollywood, California on Wednesday, March 27. The show will be hosted by Bob Coburn and Gary Moore of KLOS.
Hughes and John 5 made an appearance today (Friday, March 15) on "The Heidi & Frank Show" on KLOS 95.5 FM radio station in Los Angeles, California to discuss the Rock Against MS event. You can now watch the chat below.
About multiple sclerosis: Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. MS interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The advancement, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.1 million worldwide.
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