Hollywood Sheriff Productions, the Cancer Research Foundation and the Kind For Cures Collective are presenting the second annual Rockers Against Cancer benefit show this Saturday, January 5 at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., to help raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer. The Green Cross LAX and Timothy Leary Memorial Dispensary are also in collaboration as sponsors. This year’s event features 15 bands, including headliners LEATHERWOLF, LORDZ OF ROCK, MANDY LION and the HOLLYWOOD HUSTLERS. Every event and raffle ticket purchase helps someone fighting cancer. Tickets to the event can be purchased at this location.
This is the second appearance for LEATHERWOLF at the Rockers Against Cancer benefit show and they plan on bringing their legendary triple guitar attack. The bandmembers are Michael Olivieri, Carey Howe, Rob Math, Patrick Guyton and Dean Roberts.
LORDZ OF ROCK, an all-star band, features Robin McCauley (MSG), Robert Sarzo (HURRICANE), Phil Soussan (OZZY OSBOURNE, BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), Teddy “Zig Zag” Andreadis (GUNS N’ ROSES, ALICE COOPER) and Myron Grombacher (PAT BENETAR, RICK DERRINGER).
Mandy Lion‘s band will feature Jimmy Bain (RAINBOW, DIO) and Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD), and Lez Warner (THE CULT).
HOLLYWOOD HUSTLERS, a true rock and roll supergroup with a 10-member lineup, features Ira Black (LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH), Andrew Freeman (LYNCH MOB, THE OFFSPRING), Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, LYNCH MOB), Lonny Pasillas (EMINENT) and Carlos Bates Cruz (STONEBREED), with special guest appearances by Bobby Blotzer (RATT), Chuck Wright (QUIET RIOT, HOUSE OF LORDS), David Victor (BOSTON), Joe Retta (SWEET) and heavy metal violinist Armand Melnbärdis (ROB ROCK, VIO7).
Ira Black has written and produced the song “Rockers Against Cancer” and the video advertisement “The Making Of Rockers Against Cancer” for this year’s benefit. The track and the clip were recorded and co-produced by Robert Daniel Duran at The Sound Bakery and Jereme Ventura of Animus Media in Los Angeles, California.
An advertisement for the event, featuring footage of the recording artists, can be seen below.
The song and advertisement feature:
Ira Black – Guitar
Andrew Freeman – Vocals
Carlos Bates Cruz – Vocals
Marten Andersson – Bass
Scot Coogan – Drums
Bobby Blotzer – Drums
Lonny Pasillas – Drums
Armand Melnbärdis – Seven-string Violin