GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal will take part in this year's Rock Against Diabetes event by forming an all-star band of some of the music world's best to perform at the concert. The group's setlist will comprise of a selection of hits from each bandmember as well as a selection of cover hits that are still to be determined."I want to help bring attention, awareness, and hopefully get some people thinking about what they can do to prevent diabetes, or how they can lend a hand to someone living with it," explains Thal when asked why he took the initiative to support the event. "I have been reaching out to musicians to form a group that hasn't ever played together before, something very special just for this one night. This is an important event, and it's a privilege to be able to participate." The second annual Rock Against Diabetes event will be held on August 23 in Las Vegas, at the Deep Rock Drive venue. Other acts confirmed to appear include Y&T, L.A. GUNS, FASTER PUSSYCAT and BANG TANGO. There are a very small amount of VIP tickets available only by auction. To bid on these limited-edition VIP tickets, go to this location. The rest of the world will be able to take in the event from the comfort of their homes, in HD as a fully interactive web broadcast.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends). To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.