In episode 39 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch talks to former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick about the Rock For Ruben benefit taking place in Los Angeles on August 20th. Bruce also reflects on the late Eric Carr and the recent passing of guitarist Dick Wagner. Follow Bruce Kulick on Twitter: @brucekulick
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KENNY ARONOFF, BRUCE KULICK, GILBY CLARKE (GnR) & ELLIOTT EASTON (The Cars) and JAMES LOMENZO JOINS RICK SPRINGFIELD - ALONG WITH JOHN 5 TO ROCK FOR CANCER AT:
THE HOUSE OF BLUES, SUNSET STRIP - WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20TH
TONY SCOTT OF 95.5 KLOS TO M/C THE NIGHTS FESTIVITIES
HUGE SILENT AUCTION OF ROCK MEMORABILIA
Special Benefit Concert for Ricks Springfield’s Good Friend and Guitar Tech Ruben Velasco
LOS ANGELES (August 18, 2014) - Rick Springfield is hosting a oonce in a lifetime benefit concert tagged “Rock For Ruben” in benefit for his good friend and guitar tech Ruben Velasco. Joining Springfield is Kenny Aronoff (Drum God), Bruce Kulick (KISS, Gilby Clarke (GnR) and James Lomenzo (John Fogerty, Megadeth), to perform an all-star set of Rubens favorite band in the world KISS!
Rick Springfield and band will perform a full concert along with John 5 (Rob Zombie) joining Springfield on stage for some serious shredding on some classic Van Halen tunes! Elliott Easton (the Cars) will slide in and give you just what you needed to rock out! More special guests to be announced in the following weeks to come. This is not a usual Springfield concert 'Expect tthe unexpected' This night will close with a HUGE surprise!
The concert’s goal is to raise money to help pay for medical expenses associated with Ruben’s battle against cancer. “Ruben Velasco, our friend and guitar tech extraordinaire is fighting for his life,” says Springfield. “He has been diagnosed with fourth stage cancer and has a lot of medical expenses coming up in his fight. Any and all donations would be loved and welcomed.”
This special benefit concert for Ruben will be held on August 20, 2014 at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. The event will also include some exclusive VIP opportunities such as a private pre-concert dinner with Rick and only 18 guests. For further details on the "Rock for Ruben" benefit concert, please visit:http://rickspringfield.com/rock-for-ruben.
Ruben's favorite animal charity organization, Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary, is also accepting individual donations on his behalf and will channel 100% of your donation directly to Ruben. Donations can be made at:www.youcaring.com/rubenscancerfund.
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