Metallica will perform at the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 12th. This year’s honorees are Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne and Village Studios owner and CEO Jeff Greenberg. Also performing are Keb’Mo and Slash, the latter of whom will join Ozzy and his touring band onstage.
Metallica’s James Hetfield got sober in 2001 and was honored by MusiCares himself in 2006. He told us a while back that it wasn’t until his wife literally threw him out of the house that he realized he needed to get help:
“It started off for the kids, then it became more for me, and eventually, you know, the band came in and saw me there and it was for the band as well, but I knew that I had to get healthy or else everything would go away. And it did. But it took hitting a bottom to do that. So I’m extremely grateful for my wife for pushing hard like she did.”
- Metallica said in a statement, “We are so proud to be a part of the tenth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert . . . It’s no secret that Ozzy has been a major presence throughout our entire lives and we are so humbled and honored to be with Ozzy for this special evening.”
- Ozzy will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund and his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction recovery process.
- Greenberg will receive the From the Heart Award for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization.
- The awards will be presented by talk show host Craig Ferguson and Eagles guitarist
- All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.