Former members of the Runaways and Guns N' Roses are among the talent of a benefit concert in L.A.. Called "Rock Against MS," this will mark the second annual show to raise money toward research on multiple sclerosis.
Set to take the stage at the Whisky A Go-Go is a long list of friends of Nancy B. Sayle , a rock publicist afflicted with MS who has begun a fundraising foundation to fight the disease. More than a dozen artists will participate, including former Runaways Lita Ford and Cherie Currie , ex-GunsN' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke , Jack Russell's Great White , former Megadeth bassist James LoMenzo and ex- Filter bassist Phil Buckman .
Also, according to Blabbermouth.net , reps from Guitar Player magazine will be on hand to award Lita Ford with the magazine's Certified Guitar Player award.
Guitar Player editor-in-chief Michael Molenda says that Ford deserves the honor -- which the magazine first bestowed in 2002, with Les Paul as its first recipient -- because she "slugged it out with the boys club in an era where female musicians who liked to rock hard had very few heroes."
"But Lita was there, and man, did she cut a heroic figure," he adds. "She was tough. She was smart. She could write a good song. And she could shred. Since the Runaways in the late 1970s, and throughout her solo career, Lita has been a beacon of cool, and an inspiration for girls AND boys who want to express themselves through the guitar. She is the definition of a certified legend."
The Rock Against MS benefit takes place on March 26.
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