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    Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:50:44

    Rock Against MS Event Set for March 26 - It takes place at the Whisky

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    The second annual Rock Against MS event will return to the Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood with a rad lineup. The event is in support of publicist, Nancy B. Sayle. This rock-fueled concert is to help raise awareness and funding for Sayle and her new foundation benefiting those living with MS.

    Guitar Player Magazine will be in the house to present Lita Ford their top award - Inspired by Chet Atkins' phrase "Certified Guitar Player"—and typically bestowed at NAMM during Muriel Anderson's All-Star Guitar Night—this award debuted in 2003 with Les Paul as the first recipient.

    Since then, GP has honored Duane Eddy, Nokie Edwards, Dick Dale, Larry Carlton, Tommy Emmanuel, Mike Stern, Lee Ritenour, Robben Ford, Joe Perry, and others. "Lita Ford slugged it out with the boys club in an era where female musicians who liked to rock hard had very few heroes," says editor-in-chief Michael Molenda. "But Lita was there, and man, did she cut a heroic figure. She was tough. She was smart. She could write a good song. And she could shred. Stinging bends. Fierce vibrato. A great sense of melody and phrasing. Since The Runaways in the late 1970s, and throughout her solo career, Lita has been a beacon of cool, and an inspiration for girls AND boys who want to express themselves through the guitar. She is the definition of a Certified Legend."

    In its finishing stages, the ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION will provide services from a three (3) grant resource system, which will provide daily care, quality of life needs and emergency funding, while assisting people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to live independent and full lives. Additionally, a brick and mortar facility that will be called THE ROCK HOUSE is in the planning stages, and will provide free of charge, multiple programs and opportunities designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those whose lives have been affected by MS.

    What can you do to support this intiative?

    For more info, visit ticketfly.com.

    Visit the Rock Against MS Foundation Facebook page for more info.



    —Katie Sheehan
    03.04.14



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