MusiCares MAP Fund concert adds Metallica, Slash, others

Metallica, Slash and Keb’ Mo’ have been added as performers to the 10th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert honoring Ozzy Osbourne and The Village Studios owner Jeff Greenberg.

The event takes place May 12th at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles and all proceeds will benefit the MusiCares Foundation which offers programs and services to members of the music community, including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as 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.

As previously announced, Osbourne will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award by rocker Joe Walsh 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 by comedian Craig Ferguson for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization.

Multi-Grammy-winning artists Keb’ Mo’ and Metallica will perform separately while Slash will take the stage with Osbourne and his touring band. Continuing to celebrate the memory of DJ AM, the evening’s DJ will be Mix Master Mike. Additional performers will be announced shortly.

Ticket options for this special dinner and concert include Living Room Sets that seat ten for $12,500; Individual Floor Seats for $1,250 per person; limited Standing Room Floor Only for $500 per person (Living Room, Floor and Standing Room tickets include VIP buffet); and limited VIP Balcony Seats for $150 per person. For these tickets, contact Wynnie Wynn at 310.392.3777 or General Admission Balcony Seats for $50 per person are available only through AXS at Out of respect to the clients the MusiCares MAP Fund serves, the event will be alcohol-free. This event is made possible with the generous support of Caravents, Goldenvoice, Jackson Limousine Service, and Swing House.

The life and times of the late Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein make an all too brief story of triumph, tragedy and inspiration. His amazing style and innovation were a bridge between the DJ world that preceded him, and the electronic dance music revolution that has transformed the music industry as we know it today. Thanks to the vision and generosity of his mother, Andrea Gross, and his family and colleagues, through the memorial fund created in his name, MusiCares will receive support to provide addiction recovery services to clients.

This crucial financial support provides a means to recognize both DJ AM’s profound contribution to the music industry, and his commitment to sobriety and helping others free themselves of the stigma and challenges of substance abuse. It will provide much-needed resources to help music people receive treatment for their addictions. MusiCares will name the opening DJ set in his honor. It is a fitting tribute given DJ AM was the first celebrity DJ to play at the fifth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert in 2009.


Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.