Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler are set to be honored at the 2020 Sound & Vision gala and awards ceremony, scheduled to be held on May 12 at the Avalon Theatre in Los Angeles.
The upcoming event is the eighth installment of an annual benefit concert hosted by the music & arts education organization Adopt the Arts, co-founded by former Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum.
Smith and Butler, along with acclaimed visual artist Shepard Fairey, will be recognized at the event for their “meaningful impact on our culture through their music and art.”
There will be performances from Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan, Metallica‘s Robert Trujillo, Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens, Velvet Revolver’s Dave Kushner, Rob Zombie guitarist John 5, The Cult‘s Billy Duffy and Ozzy Osbourne‘s Ordinary Man producer and guitarist Andrew Watt.
“Doing these annual events for Adopt the Arts are always rewarding with so many great artists stepping in to help out,” Sorum said. “I’m very grateful for all of my musician and artist friends who I’ve met throughout my career that believe in this organization.”
“I feel this year might be our best yet with the great Chad Smith and Geezer Butler along with the incredible Shepard Fairey as our honorees. This show is going to Rock!,” he added.
ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons, late Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks, Cheap Trick‘s Robin Zander, ex-Deep Purple bassist/singer Glenn Hughes, Sammy Hagar and Moby are some of the previous honorees.
Adopt the Arts describes the honorees as “individuals who embody the qualities we want to instill in our students: unbridled creativity, hard work and dedication, singular focus, and a love of the arts.”
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