“God gave me this MS shit to save my life” — Richard Pryor
“Richard Pryor is the best standup comedian of all time.
When he passed away, I felt like I lost a friend and I never met the man.
That’s how great he was.
I am truly honored to be a small part of this event.” — Bill Burr
HOLLYWOOD, CA — March 1, 2017 — Get ready for an All-star studded event as the celebrities’ sweep the Orange Carpet at the 5th ANNUAL ROCK AGAINST MS BENEFIT CONCERT & AWARD SHOW – Hosted by comedians Bill Burr (Breaking Bad/Date Night) and Craig Gass (Sex in the City/Howard Stern Show). This amazing evening is comprised of comedy, music, art and awards – This special night is to raise awareness and educate the public about multiple sclerosis, while raising money to build the first of many MS resource centers across the Nation and outreach program services.
The RAMS Foundation will present seven (7) amazing individuals the Platinum People Award as they honor the humanitarian spirit of extraordinary individuals who have shown courage, compassion, and unselfish character. This list includes artists and crew members who have donated all their time freely for MS and the cause – This year’s recipients are Theresa Larivee (production), Dave Estey (crew), Howie Simon (Nelson), Gretchen Bonaduce (celebrity), Gilby Clarke (Gnr), The Maglieri Family/ Whiskey A Go-Go (Original venue/Supporters/MS family).
This year RAMS has an additional category for the Platinum People Award – This additional award was recently added for public figures that have created awareness and outreach to educate people of this …
As Richard Pryor said “This MS shit.” RAMS is privileged to honor and celebrate the life of the world’s most iconic and influential comedian, RICHARD PRYOR. “Richard’s genius wasn’t just making people laugh, he used his comedy as a way to communicate the truth,” explains Pryor’s wife Jennifer Lee Pryor. “More than anyone, Richard could appreciate RAMS’ mission to not remain silent. RAMS uses every means possible to enlighten, inform and educate the public about MS. Telling the truth is their genius too.”
This evening we are hosting an amazing art exhibition in the Ballroom, with a live art performance on stage during the music! Renowned artist Joey Feldman, rising-star Max Goldsmith and famed performance artist Norton Wisdom will be hosting an art exhibit of powerful paintings and Giclee prints up for sale, with proceeds going to the Rock Against MS Foundation. Norton Wisdom will be performing his art live on stage during the music, capturing the inspiration he gets from the notes.
HEADLINER: ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME MEMBER AND GRAMMY NOMINEE NANCY WILSON OF HEART – TO DEBUT SIDE PROJECT: ROADCASE ROYALE Featuring Liv Warfield Formerly of Prince’s New Power Generation. Joining Wilson (guitar) and Warfield (vocals) are lead guitarist Ryan Waters (the musical director for Liv’s solo work and Prince Protégé) along with HEART members Chris Joyner (keys), Dan Rothchild (bass), and Ben Smith (drums).
FEATURED ARTSTS: STEVEN ADLER (GnR), JERRY CANTRELL (AIC), MIKE INEZ (AIC), GILBY CLARKE (GnR), RUDY SARZO (Ozzy/Whitesnake), JEFF PILSON (Foreigner), JAMES LOMENZO (John Fogerty), JOEL HOEKSTRA (Whitesnake), DUG PINNICK (Kings-X), ROBERT SARZO (Hurricane), SCOTTI HILL (Skid Row), PHIL BUCKMAN (FUEL), MATT STARR (Ace Frehley), RODGER CARTER (John 5), BRUCE WATSON (Foreigner), JOE RETTA (Sweet), ANTHONY “TINY” BIUSO (Cadillac Tramps), HOWIE SIMON (Nelson), MARTY O’BRIEN (Lita Ford), SHAWN DUNCAN (Odin), MICHAEL BLUESTEIN (Foreigner), JOHN ALLEN (Bagpipe Badass) – Featuring QUEEN Nation! MORE ARTISTS TO ANNOUNCE & SPECIAL GUESTS!!!
The Los Angeles Theatre
615 S. Broadway @ 6th Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Platinum VIP w/M&G Package – $250
Silver – $60
Bronze – $35
*** Please email to reserve Wheelchair seating. Day Of Show Add $10
M&G: 6pm/ Doors 7:00/ Show 8:00