The ceremony will mark the honoring of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, who will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his commitment to helping addicts in their recovery process, as well as the longstanding support he has given for the MusiCares MAP Fund in general.
The foundation is dedicated to providing all the members of the music community with an addiction recovery treatment, regardless of their financial status. Bennington gave MusiCares MAP Fund nothing but praises, saying, “MusiCares MAP Fund is an amazing program that takes care of their own, and actually saves lives. It's been so rewarding to support them and see first-hand what they've accomplished for so many artists.”
Slash himself has, of course, battled with addiction illnesses, but has recently been in fine form. He recently played in the U.K. and has started work on yet another album with his band The Conspirators, with Myles Kennedy on vocals.
In March, Slash tweeted: “Started the demo process for the next S/M & the Conspirators record last night; lots of material to work up. It's going 2 be good.”
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