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- Posted on May 8th 2009 1:30PM by Christina Fuoco-Karasinski
As part of the celebration, drummer Chad Smith, currently of the Sammy Hagar-helmed band Chickenfoot, bassist Flea and Kiedis will perform alongside Ron Wood and Ivan Neville of the Neville Brothers.
"We're playing Kinks songs, Yardbirds and some Faces," Smith says during an interview with NoiseCreep. "It's really fun. I call it the 'Drug Awards.' Anthony is drug addict of the year. He's being honored. It's recovery stuff. A lot of people that we know are involved in that, so it's going to be great."
Smith is also slated to perform Stooges songs with Iggy Pop, the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones and Flea. A former suburban Detroiter, Smith was preparing to rehearse with the guys, with a break planned to watch his beloved Red Wings beat the Anaheim Ducks, 6-3.
The concert will take place at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Past recipients of the award include Slash and James Hetfield.