Alice Cooper, Foo Fighters Sign on for Aerosmith MusiCares Person of the Year Salute
Let the speculation begin. Some of the big names playing the annual MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, this year saluting Aerosmith, have been revealed. Among those on board for the show include Foo Fighters and Alice Cooper.
Other musicians announced for the salute to Aerosmith include Gary Clark Jr., John Legend, H.E.R., John Mayer, The Jonas Brothers, Emily King and Yola. Greg Phillinganes will serve as the musical direction for the evening and more names are expected to be announced in the lead up to the Jan. 24 event during Grammy Week in Los Angeles.
Given the band's rock leanings, how great would it be to see Foo Fighters or Alice Cooper getting first picks among songs from Aerosmith's catalog? What tracks would you like to see each artist perform?
Aerosmith revealed the news of their MusiCares Person of the Year honor back in October during a show that was part of their Las Vegas Deuces Are Wild residency. The group is being recognized for their considerable philanthropic efforts over five decades and undeniable impact on American music history. Through the years, Aerosmith have shown support for a number of charities around the world, including Steven Tyler’s Janie’s Fund.
Proceeds from the event will aid MusiCares continued efforts to helping musicians with health and human service programs during times of financial, medical and person need. The event will include a reception and silent auction featuring luxury items, VIP experiences and celebrity memorabilia.
The MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony takes place in advance of the actual Grammy ceremony, which takes place two days later on Jan. 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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