Iggy Pop, Ron Wood Sign On For Benefit Concert
Punk rock icon Iggy Pop and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, no strangers to drug and alcohol abuse, will perform at a fundraiser in Los Angeles next month for musicians struggling with their addictions.
Pop, who turns 62 this month, will be a “special guest” at the fifth annual MusiCares MAP Fund dinner/concert at Club Nokia on May 8.
Wood, 61, also is scheduled to perform at the 2,300-capacity venue, as are the Red Hot Chili Peppers rhythm section of Flea and Chad Smith, Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein, the Mars Volta and Ivan Neville.
Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his charitable endeavors, according to a statement. The event is alcohol-free.
Pop succumbed to heroin and other drugs during the 1970s, and ended up in a mental institution in Los Angeles. Wood has long battled alcoholism.
Individual floor seats for the event are priced at $1,250, and preferred balcony seats at $100, sold through the Recording Academy. Ticketmaster is selling general-admission balcony seats at $50.