Coming up in December, some of the top rock guitarists — Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde and John 5 — will be staging a benefit show for one of their own — Tony MacAlpine — who was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. Back in August, MacAlpine bowed out of his touring plans to undergo surgery on a tumor in his intestine and he has remained off the road while suffering from colon cancer.
In addition to the trio of guitar greats, The Winery Dogs rhythm section of Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan will join keyboard icon Derek Sherinian as the night’s house band. They’ll be joined by special guests for an all-star jam that will finish out the night. That Metal Show co-host Eddie Trunk will serve as the master of ceremonies at the benefit.
The benefit will take place Dec. 12 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale this Saturday (Nov. 7) at 10AM PT through Live Nation. A concert ticketing page is available with more details at the Wiltern’s website. There will also be a GoFundMe campaign started shortly that will allow fans unable to attend the show a chance to contribute.
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