The 6th Annual Rock Against MS Benefit Concert and Award Show
The Los Angeles Theater – 3/31/18
A very worthy cause brought out a bevy of talent to honor and support those people who suffer from the debilitating disease, Multiple Sclerosis.
Organized by founder, Nancy B. Sayle, the 6th Annual Rock Against MS Benefit came to the amazing Los Angeles Theater (Opened in 1931 and Co-funded by Charlie Chaplin) where it was host to a star studded evening of tributes, awards and ROCK!
The concert, featuring Jack Russell’s Great White and Actress/Singer, Juliette Lewis, paid tribute to artists that have passed away recently, including Glen Campbell, Malcolm Young (AC/DC), Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), Tom Petty, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Gregg Allman, J. Geils, and Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave)
The evening began with a steady stream of celebrities, musicians and pets walking the “Orange Carpet”
Those in attendance included…
Founder, Nancy B. Sayle
Hosts: Hal Sparks (Zero 1, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy) and Comedian Craig Gass (The Howard Stern Show, Family Guy)
A throng of celebrities that included…
The bands and musicians came out in force to support Nancy and her cause. Most of the evening was dedicated to musicians that we have recently lost and their songs filled the beautiful theater.
In no particular order, the Setlist for the night included…
J Geils Band – Centerfold
Glen Campbell – Southern Nights
Chuck Berry – Roll Over Beethoven
David Cassidy – I Think I Love You
Allman Brothers – Midnight Rider
AC/DC – Thunderstruck
Linkin Park – Numb, One More Light
Deep Purple – Stormbringer
Styx – Renegade
During the concert Nancy handed out “Richard Pryor Platinum People Awards” (named after the beloved comedian who passed away from MS in 2005) to several individuals that have helped and supported her and her cause throughout the years. Recipients included, Lynn Ring, Carolina Berto, Jennifer Jacobson and Ramin Delijani.
Later on, Donia Menza (Sister of drummer, the late Nick Menza) helped Nancy present awards to Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), Anthony Tiny Biuso (Bulletboys) and Todd Morse (The Offspring).
Jack Russell’s Great White
Call It Rock N’ Roll
All Over Now
Lady Red Light
Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin)
Mary Jane’s Last Dance
Juliette Lewis and The Licks
Stop Dragging My Heart Around
Hal Sparks and Zero 1
The evening was capped off with a great tribute to the late Soundgarden and Audioslave singer, Chris Cornell
Black Hole Sun
Throughout the evening, renowned performance artist, Norton Wisdom, created pieces of art at the side of the stage. Driven by the music being played and his imagination he whipped up some amazing improvisational light paintings