Mott The Hoople - Stars Line Up For Another Sandy Benefit At Chris Noth's Club09 January 2013
Mott The Hoople star Ian Hunter and Bad Company's Simon Kirke are joining forces with some of the world's greatest session musicians to perform at a benefit concert to aid the victims of superstorm Sandy.
Sex & The City star Chris Noth will host the Rockers In Recovery gig at his New York club The Cutting Room on 25 January (13).
Joining Hunter and Kirke onstage will be Roger Daltrey's longtime guitarist Ricky Byrd, drummer Liberty DeVitto, bass legend Kasim Sulton, Gary U.S. Bonds, Billy J. Kramer and The Rascals' Gene Cornish.
Byrd, who organised the charity gig to benefit The Graybeards, a non-profit Rockaway Beach-based organisation, the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department and The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department, says, "I live right in the middle of this disaster, but luckily, I have a house to repair. Unfortunately, there are many who no longer have a home, and are not being taken care of by insurance.
"I called some of my rock 'n' roll friends to help raise the roof and raise some money to help those who are less fortunate. We're hoping these funds can help them with much needed repairs."
Sandy lashed the U.S. east coast in October (12) and left hundreds homeless and millions without power.
Rockers In Recovery is a Florida-based organisation dedicated to addiction recovery through music, events and festivals taking place within a clean and sober community.