METALLICA, ALICE IN CHAINS Perform At MUSICARES MAP FUND Benefit Concert: Video Available

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was honored at a Hollywood fundraiser on Friday (May 12) for the MusiCares MAP Fund. The non-profit organization aimed at helping music industry professionals with addiction recovery treatment presented Hetfield with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his "devotion to helping other addicts with the recovery process" during its second annual benefit concert at the Music Box/Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood.

The event, which also honored concert promoter Bill Silva, culminated in a three-song set by Hetfield and METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo, along with ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney. They dusted off the ALICE IN CHAINS songs "Would?" and "Them Bones", and finished with the METALLICA ballad "Nothing Else Matters", according to Reuters.

Check out video clips and photos from the event:

Performance (James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo, Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney):

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James Hetfield's speech:

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The complete text of Hetfield's acceptance speech can be found at this location.

The event raised about $300,000 for MAP MusiCares, which is part of the National Academy of Recordings Arts and Sciences, the group that organizes the Grammy Awards.

More pictures from the event are available at Wire Image, Metallica.com.

(Thanks: Trailblazer / Bret6262)

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