Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the 10th anniversary MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 12.
Osbourne will be recognized for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction recovery process.
The rocker joins the list of previous honorees including Anthony Kiedis, James Hetfield, Chris Cornell, Alice Cooper and Jerry Cantrell.
"I know firsthand about the ravages of addiction,” says Ozzy, “and I also know that the MusiCares MAP Fund is a vital safety net for people in the music industry who need help with substance abuse. This organization literally saves lives."
Ozzy and his touring band will perform at the event with special guest Slash; additional performers will be announced shortly.
All proceeds from the May 12th event will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.
General Admission Balcony Seats for $50 per person are available only through AXS beginning at 10 a.m. PT on March 7 at www.axs.com. Out of respect for the clients the MusiCares MAP Fund serves, the event will be alcohol-free.
Ozzy and Black Sabbath return to live action with a series of North American shows on their “13” world tour, starting March 31 in New York.
The trek includes a 3-week Canadian tour that begins April 3 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and wraps April 22 in Edmonton, Alberta; it is followed by a Los Angeles stop at the Hollywood Bowl on April 26.
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