Def Leppard’s Rick Allen, Billy Idol and Poison’s Bret Michaels are among the stars set to perform at an upcoming global streaming event for Musicians In Need.
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and Big Love Benefit Concert announced that Rick Allen, Billy Idol, Tommy Shaw of Styx, Wynonna Judd, Myles Kennedy, Matt Sorum, Clayton Q, Allman Betts Band, Bret Michaels, Lee Loughnane, Chicago, Sammy Hagar and more will appear for the global streaming event “The Big Love Benefit Concert” for musicians in need. The show will take place Saturday, January 23, at 6pm (PT)/9pm (ET).
Allen and singer/songwriter Lauren Monroe are set to host the virtual benefit concert, with all proceeds going to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund which provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.
Allen said, “We endeavor on a daily basis, through our music and through our 501C3 Raven Drum Foundation Project Resiliency, to serve, educate and empower people and communities recovering from crisis, We cannot envision a more important and useful way in which to give back than this benefit concert.”
The musicians in need show will stream globally on nugs.net. For tickets and more information, check out the event’s official website.
Elsewhere in Def Leppard news, the legendary British rockers have revealed that their new ‘Def Leppard Vault’ is set to open on January 13.
The ‘Def Leppard Vault’ is set to gather the band’s history in a digital museum, including special installations covering the band’s history from 1977 up to the present day. It includes an online collection of the band’s artefacts, stories and rarities, curated by Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell.
Fans can sign up at the Def Leppard Vault website, after which they will receive a special code to access the various curiosities upon its opening.
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