METALLICA will perform at the 10th anniversary MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert will honor BLACK SABBATH's Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Ozzy Osbourne, and owner/CEO of the Village studios Jeff Greenberg. Taking place at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 12, Osbourne will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund. He is being recognized for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction recovery process. Greenberg will be the recipient of MusiCares' From the Heart Award for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization. All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.
Says METALLICA in a statement: "We are so proud to be a part of the tenth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert as our dear friend Ozzy Osbourne is presented with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award on Monday, May 12 in Los Angeles.
"It's no secret that Ozzy has been a major presence throughout our entire lives and we are so humbled and honored to be with Ozzy for this special evening.
"The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community as well as offering support groups for working and touring members. James [Hetfield] was the recipient of this award in 2006 and we are proud to continue to support the amazing work that the MAP Fund does. Also joining us in honoring Ozzy that night will be Keb' Mo' and a special performance by Ozzy and his touring band, including Slash on guitar. Joe Walsh will be there to present Ozzy with his award and Jeff Greenberg, owner/CEO of the Village studios, will be receiving the From The Heart Award from Craig Ferguson."
Continuing to celebrate the memory of DJ AM, the evening's DJ will be Mix Master Mike. There will also be a performance by Osbourne and his touring band with special guest Slash on guitar. Additional performers will be announced shortly.
"Ten years ago MusiCares merged with the Musicians' Assistance Program, originally founded by Buddy Arnold, to create the MusiCares MAP Fund," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and MusiCares. "Since then our addiction recovery resources and programs have grown substantially, and this annual benefit provides a meaningful way to recognize artists and industry professionals who are on the front lines in the battle to fight this crippling disease. It's an honor to celebrate Ozzy and Jeff in our 10th anniversary year, and we know it will be an extraordinary evening filled with heartfelt words and serious rock and roll."
"I know firsthand about the ravages of addiction and I also know that the MusiCares MAP Fund is a vital safety net for people in the music industry who need help with substance abuse," said Osbourne. "This organization literally saves lives."
"I've been lucky to spend my life in the music business doing things that I love," said Greenberg. "But I've also seen the serious and, all too often, fatal effects of addiction in our industry, so that's why I am an ardent supporter of the MusiCares MAP Fund."
This special dinner and concert offers Living Room Sets that seat 10 for $12,500, Individual Floor Seats for $1,250 per person, and VIP Balcony Seats for $100 per person. Contact Wynnie Wynn for ticket information at 310.392.3777 or [email protected] General Admission Balcony Seats for $50 per person are available only through AXS at www.axs.com. Out of respect for the clients the MusiCares MAP Fund serves, the event will be alcohol-free.
Osbourne is a multi-platinum Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer/songwriter. His career has spanned more than four decades as both a solo artist and as the lead singer of metal icons BLACK SABBATH, and his music is as relevant today as ever. Since 2011, Osbourne's focus has been with BLACK SABBATH. In June 2013 BLACK SABBATH returned with their critically acclaimed album "13", which debuted at No. 1 in 13 countries. Produced by eight-time Grammy-winning producer Rick Rubin, "13" was the first studio album to feature original BLACK SABBATH members Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Osbourne in 35 years. Earlier this year, the group won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance for the album's lead single "God Is Dead?"
Beyond his music career, Osbourne is a best-selling author ("I Am Ozzy", 2010; "Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy: Advice From Rock's Ultimate Survivor", 2011), advice columnist (The Sunday Times, The London Times and Rolling Stone) and among the first to have a celebrity reality television program ("The Osbournes", which won a 2002 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality) ). That same year, Osbourne was honored by the Hollywood Walk Of Fame with a star on Hollywood Boulevard.