Rock Stars Unite for Red Cross Benefit Concert in Hollywood
With a "Who's-Who" list of 80's rockers including Eddie Money, Bobby Kimball (Toto), Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Don Dokken (Dokken), Terry Ilous (Great White/XYZ), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne/Quiet Riot/Whitesnake), Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group/Survivor), Phil Lewis (LA Guns), Richie Kotzen (Poison/Mr. Big), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt/Quiet Riot), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake/Foreigner/Billy Idol), Jeff Paris (hit songwriter for Mr. Big,Vixen, Lita Ford), Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), Michael Thompson and uke artist Ukulele Ray, unite in a benefit concert for the American Red Cross, Thursday, December 15, 8:00pm at The Hard Rock Café in Hollywood.
Dubbed, "UnitedRockers4u," the concert, which will also be live streamed from the landmark Hollywood venue via www.ustream.com, coincides with the release of their charity single, "One Family," featuring the same artist collaberation.
Terry Ilous, lead singer of rock bands XYZ and Great White, is co-author of the "One Family" song and organizer of the landmark concert.
"I wanted to do something that would make an impact on world disaster relief," Ilous said. "The Japan tsunami was the inspiration, and from there we expanded it to reach the world."
The "One Family" song is set for release via iTunes, AMAZON, Rhapsody, Limewire, Napster, eMusic and a variety of other digital distribution platforms Sunday, December 12, followed by the Thursday night acoustic concert.
"One-hundred-percent of the proceeds are going to the American Red Cross," song co-author Jeff Paris said. "It's all we can do to support this cause, yet it's never enough. We hope that people will buy the song, and give during the live-stream, to help others still recovering this holiday season, from the year's many disasters."