B-Roll – Lead singer of “Warrant” Jani Lane
B-Roll – Neil Portnow, Robin Zander from Cheap Trick, cu of a skull ring
B-Roll – Alice Cooper walking down carpet,
Sound Bite: Neil Portnow
It’s a very special night the Map Organization the Music Assistance Program is part of our MusicCares Organization, the mission is to help music people in need in times of Crisis, The Map section of our organization deals with addiction and addiction recovery so literally what we’re doing is raising money tonight that goes with the map fund which will save lives and we’re so thrilled to have people like Alice and Slash who are not only iconic but because they’re willing to talk about this its very meaningful to a community that is suffering with these problems.
B-Roll – Alice Cooper
Sound Bite: Alice Cooper – on getting award
So tonight’s one of those nights that uh last year I presented the Award to Chris Cornell you know and I think anybody that stays in the business long enough will get this award if they stay sober. So uh Steven and I are two candidates. It’s very nice, it’s nice to get an award, its funny cause i used to get awards for really inappropriate behavior and now I’m getting awards for appropriate behavior so I’m confused.
Sound Bite: Alice Cooper – on rock being vulnerable to drugs
Because it’s a party, it’s a constant party, there’s never one serious moment you know when you’re on tour it’s a party, when your in the studio it’s a party when you’re at a party it’s a party, you know what I mean when you’re at home it’s a party, it’s a continuous party and if you’re a drinker you can go from a drinker to an alcoholic pretty easy you just switch that gear and all of a sudden you’re there. Some guys don’t have to go there, I did, I have a very addictive personality so I was stuck with it you know. When I first had my first beer I didn’t know I was an alcoholic, I mean I just thought it was one of the guys didn’t realize that that beer was a trigger, that for 34 years that I was still going to be drinking.
B-Roll – Alice Cooper holding up his album cover, Steven Tyler talking to press, Alice Cooper, Alice Coopers boots, Steven Tyler, cu of Steven Tylers’ Jewelry
Sound Bite: Steven Tyler *** Red Carpet Round Up
I don’t go reaching, (talks) I don’t go reaching for no young kids. No you know what it is the songs is they live forever and the meaning and the feeling you get from them and you look in the audience and there’s 9 year old kids and there’s 90 year old kids and I don’t know its just crazy to me, it freaks me out (talks) Oh my god we were just in Russia, we did Sweden, we did uhm Dubai and Mumbai India and I looked out and I couldn’t believe it, its like 3 year old kids and 12 yr old kids and 30 yr old kids and 40 yr old kids and they all knew the lyrics, its great.
B-Roll – Steven Tyler, Steven Tyler with Alice Cooper and Robin Zander
Sound Bite: Chester Bennington – on event
Uh were here tonight to pay homage to Alice Cooper uhm and uh Map which is really important, I think that’s really, that’s really the main draw here tonight is is Map and MusicCares and its, its uh it’s interesting because there’s so many artists that are uh addicted and alcoholics and its cool to kind of celebrate being sober.
Sound Bite: Chester Bennington – Alice being an influence
Yeah actually you know he always, I never got to see his shows cause I was a little to young when he was touring a lot but uhm you know I’ve seen a lot of video footage and listened to his music and he’s from phoenix as well so its kind of like pretty cool to share that with Alice you know what I mean. Uhm he’s defiantly an influence on me and Slash obviously.
B-Roll - Chester Bennington, MusiCares logo
B-Roll – coming up
Sound Bite: “Blind Melon” – on substance abuse
Brad Smith- well I don’t know what endemic means first (talks) I play bass I play four strings for blind melon.
Rogers Stevens – I think you know uh people rock and roll attracts sort of unhinged type personality a lot of the times and I think the greatest temperaments sometimes can be unstable and who knows. Yeah there’s a lot of escape, yeah there’s a lot of freedom in the life style I suppose and uh some people take it too far.
Christopher Thorn – I think it affects a lot of people but we’re just you know because we’re out there we’re talking to people, we’re doing interviews we talk about substance abuse but there are plenty of construction workers who are dealing with it too so we’re just you know people are asking about it so (talks)
Brad Smith – You’re striking a cord with us though.
Travis Warren – I was gonna say that I think that it’s for bands it’s a high, it’s a high to get up on stage, it’s a high to do this whole thing and I think you know musicians or artists want to maintain that always and I think its very easy to fall into you know.
Glen Graham – Yeah not to mention the fact that uh you know musicians have a tremendous amount of time on their hands.
Rogers Stevens – And a lot of people make it readily available when you’re on the road so you have to be careful.
Sound Bite: Wayne Kramer – on music today
How long do we got? Uhm of course the big thing is how we consume music today we don’t buy pieces of plastic that we take home and put in a machine anymore that’s the main thing, the delivery system, music is alive and well you know there are creative people doing all kinds of wonderful stuff, they’re not, you’re not going to hear about it from record companies in fact I’m not sure there are record companies anymore I think that’s something that used to be but you can find it you know on the internet you can download it and I think were we’re on the verge on a nice creative period because the powers gone back to the artist side and not to the accountants and bean counters and corporate chiefs you know for a while they held the reigns and strangled the life out of you so.
Sound Bite: Wayne Kramer
I would beg to differ with my dear brother Elliott (talks) I think the communal experience is much larger now and it’s a virtual community you know people, somebody in Russia could be downloading you know a crazy new band from Silver Lake and I could be downloading them too and we both hear that music and we both like it we are a community you know and its much bigger now. Its different, Elliott’s right it’s a different sense of the community but there is a community and I think it’s a much larger and ultimately more powerful community.
B-Roll – Blind Melon, shot of theatre
B-Roll – Anthony Kiedis
B-Roll - Anthony Kiedis
Sound Bite: Anthony Kiedis
I don’t know that it is, I think it appears that way, I think human beings are vulnerable to substance abuse I mean life is tough and we’re always looking for little short cuts to make it easier and some of us are constitutionally different than others some people drink and it takes the pressure off and takes the edge off and there’s no problem. Other people start drinking and using to take that edge off and they have a bad reaction to it and it ends up being a bigger problem then the other problem. So I I understand why people are attracted to being loaded uhm I don’t think its not necessarily rock and roll that has a bigger problem then other walks of life its just we’re a little more in the lime light perhaps.
B-Roll - Anthony Kiedis, guy getting out of limo, white guy short blonde hair talking, MusiCares Logo, traffic b-roll
B-Roll – MusiCares on theatre sign, rock stars on red carpet, capital records
Sound Bite: Tommy Davidson – ***Red Carpet Round Up
Making chicks scream first of all hey you see that hahahaha.
B-Roll – Slash with wife Perla Ferrar
Description: MusicCares Foundation Honoring Alice Cooper & Slash
Keywords: red carpet
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