Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan and Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman were honored at the 7th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert - a dinner and concert to benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment.
The event was hosted by Greg Behrendt and featured appearances and performances from Jane's Addiction, Paramore, Chester Bennington, Ozomatli, and Vincent Jones.
Even though they couldn't be there, musicians ranging from Bad Religion and Joan Jett to NOFX and Katy Perry sent in video clips to tell how Lyman impacted their careers. Perry's description of her inability to take showers on the Warped Tour in 2008, one of her first major tours, put into perspective just how important the tour has been in helping propel many careers to superstardom.
It was a wonderful night honoring great musicians and great people and of course, all for a great cause. MusiCares offers programs and services to members of the music community including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses, including rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses.
To learn more, visit www.grammy.org/musicares.
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