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  • "Out of Time"
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The MusiCares MAP Fund provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment, regardless of their financial situation. Bennington was introduced by his Linkin Park co-frontman Mike Shinoda, who spoke about Chester's own recovery and what it has meant to the band.

Accepting the award, Bennington spoke about the joy he and the band get from the charitable work they do, whether it be on behalf of their own Music for Relief organization, MusiCares or simply visiting a sick child at a hospital.

Skateboarding legend and musician Tony Alva was also honored with the Spirit of Giving Award at the event. Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis, who's known Alva since they were kids, was on hand to introduce him and give him his plaque.

Other performers for the evening included Alva's band, Chicken Noodle Project; Norwegian singer Ida Maria, whose band included original Pearl Jam drummer Dave Krusen; rock group Early Morning Rebel, and Beastie Boys DJ Mixmaster Mike. Andy Dick spoke and Mad TV comedian Bobby Lee emceed.

THE WHO: Daltrey Does Pawn

Thursday night’s season premiere of Pawn Stars on The History Channel not only featured Lynyrd Skynyrd performing the show’s new theme song, “Winning Isn’t Everything,” but also an appearance by Roger Daltrey.

The star of the show, Rick Harrison, owner of the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Vegas, is a huge Who fan and he jammed with Daltrey at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, which is held in Vegas. David Fishof, the Fantasy Camp founder, tells us, “The rock stars couldn’t wait to meet Rick. He’s a rock star himself.”

BOSTON STRONG: All-Star Benefit for Marathon Bombing Victims

Boston musicians and a few special guests came together Thursday night in the city’s TD Garden arena for Boston Strong, a benefit concert for One Fund Boston, the fund established to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Boston’s own Boston kicked off the night with “Rock & Roll Band” followed by “Smokin',” “More Than a Feeling” and “Foreplay / Long Time.” Singer Tommy DeCarlo told the sold-out crowd, “Tonight, we are all Boston.”

Among those who followed them were The J. Geils Band, Dropkick Murphys, New Kids on the Block with special guest Boys II Men; country singer Jason Aldean; and comedians Steven Wright and Dane Cook.

Also performing was James Taylor with Carole King, who did an eight-song set that included “You’ve Got a Friend,” which was followed by Jimmy Buffett joining Taylor on “Mexico” before he did a set of his own.

Aerosmith closed out the five-hour-plus show with a seven-song set that included “Train Kept A-Rollin',” “Sweet Emotion,” The Beatles’ “Come Together” and Boston’s unofficial anthem, a cover of The Standells' “Dirty Water.”  Tyler said, "Boston got its heart broken a couple months ago, something real bad, but if they think they can keep us down, they can dream on"

IN OTHER NEWS

Bad Company and Heart will take part in Doobie Brothers manager Bruce Cohn's 27th annual charity weekend -- September 21st and 22nd. Proceeds from this year’s festival will be spread among several charities, including the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation, the Redwood Empire Food Bank, The Guardsmen and Wounded Warriors.

Jack Bruce has signed a deal with Esoteric Antenna for his first studio album in nine years. It will be released next March.

Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog" has been remixed by Teris Zega for the new Jamie Foxx movie, White House Down, which opens on June 28th.

SYSTEM OF A DOWN: Serj's Disarming Time

System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian has added painting to his resume.

Tankian uploaded a clip to YouTube explaining his new "artistic adventure." He calls it Disarming Time Musical Paintings, and says, "I'm writing a piece of music first, as I usually do, and then I am making a painting from it and embedding the music -- with speakers and MP3 players -- within the actual frame of the painting. So this is really exciting for me, 'cause I've never painted in my life before."

Why painting? "The urge came to me in the discovery that music has become so temporal and devalued in the world today -- even though we love music, anyone watching this and myself inclusive. So I wanted to create an exclusive experience. I wanted to create something unique for someone to hold, that they're the only person to get to experience that."

Tankian will reveal more details about the project next month.

COURTNEY LOVE: Bassist Wanted

Courtney Love went a non-traditional route to find a bassist for her upcoming tour.

She tells Bust Magazine, "I put an ad on Craigslist that said, 'Band in the style of Hole looking for bassist in the style of Melissa Auf der Maur.' I got exactly one response. There's just not a lot of chick bass players." Courtney adds that she'll be releasing a new solo album called Died Blonde later this year.

Love's tour starts June 20th in Philadelphia.

PEARL JAM: Get a McCready Bobblehead

The Seattle Mariners are giving away a bobblehead of Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready.

Fans who purchase special tickets to the June 28th game against the Chicago Cubs at Safeco Field will get the bobblehead. A portion of the ticket sales will go to McCready's pet charity, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

McCready will also perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the game.

TOM PETTY: Mike Likes Avoiding the HIts

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell is enjoying going deep into the band's catalog this summer.

Campbell says the amphitheater and festival shows they booked for this year are basically there to finance the runs at New York's Beacon Theater and L.A.'s Fonda Theater. Campbell tells Rolling Stone, "We're doing a couple of other shows to help pay for the party, but these two runs are the main reason we're out here." 

Campbell admits that doing the same hits tour after tour can be difficult. He explains, "There is a part of me after the show -- not during the show, but afterwards -- where I think, 'Well, I kind of wish we didn't have to play the same songs tomorrow night. It would be nice to change it up.' And here we are."

AEROSMITH: Release Date Set

Aerosmith have set July 22nd as the release date for Rock for the Rising Sun, a DVD of their 2011 show in Japan.

Aero were one of the few performers to play there following the catastrophic earthquake that March, and the film combines concert footage with a behind-the-scenes look at not only of the band, but of the devastation. Director Casey Patrick Tebo says, "I have never seen any band I've ever worked for be revered like this band was by the Japanese people. They're bigger than The Rolling Stones, bigger than The Beatles. They're very special over there."

Aerosmith had no idea Tebo was making the film. "I rented a theater in L.A. and showed it to them. When the movie was done, Joe Perry stood up and gave me a hug and started crying. It was a pretty cathartic thing."

Among the 16 songs featured in the film are "Draw the Line," "Love in an Elevator," "Livin' on the Edge," "Hangman Jury," "Mama Kin" and "Toys in the Attic."

See video HERE!

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD: Announces Oklahoma Benefit

Kenny Wayne Shepherd is turning his upcoming show in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma into a benefit concert for tornado victims.

The June 7th show at the Diamond Ballroom is now dubbed We Can Help Moore, and all proceeds will go to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. There are also VIP packages that will include admission to the soundcheck party, a meet-and-greet with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and early admission to the venue.

BRIAN MAY: Brings in Slash to Help

Brian May was in London's Abbey Road Studios on Tuesday, recording a song that will feature Slash. The track will be used in his campaign to stop the killing of badgers in the U.K.

May says, "Great day in Abbey Road Studios. The new badger track is heavy. For a while, I could forget the tragedy beneath. Great talent here... I played most of the guitar, bass and piano, and prepared a 'bed' for Slash to rock out."

Kerry Ellis, who May has been working with recently, will sing.

Headlines for Thurssday,  May  30,  2013

BON JOVI: Fall Tour Leg Added

Bon Jovi have announced a fall leg for their Because We Can Tour. They've also added shows to their summer leg in Cleveland; Saratoga Springs, New York; and Darien Center, New York.

The fall run kicks off on October 2nd in Vancouver and winds down on November 8th in Montreal. Tickets for these shows go on sale on June 8th.

Bon Jovi's summer run begins on July 12th at Chicago's Soldier Field.

AEROSMITH, GEILS, JT & BUFFETT: Coming Together for Boston

Aerosmith, Boston, James Taylor, The J. Geils Band, Carole King, Jimmy Buffett, Godsmack and others will come together tonight, Thursday, for Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration at the TD Garden in Boston.

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