Auction Items Announced for ADOPT THE ARTS Benefit Concert, Thursday, May 12 at the Fonda Theatre (Hollywood)‏

ADOPT THE ARTS will launch a live benefit concert and live auction for LAUSD elementary schools on Thursday, May 12 at The Fonda Theatre (6126 Hollywood Boulevard) in Los Angeles (red carpet 6:00-7:15PM, show starts: 7:30PM). Music luminaries will gather to perform with and honor 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees GLENN HUGHES (Deep Purple) and ROBIN ZANDER (Cheap Trick) for their contributions to American art and culture. Proceeds from the concert and auction will be donated to ADOPT THE ARTS music programs in LAUSD elementary schools (see VIP ticket/donation below). Tickets are on-sale now at

Comedian HAL SPARKS will also be a part of the night’sfestivities. Musicians confirmed to perform include ADOPT THE ARTS founder MATT SORUM (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, Hollywood Vampires) along with GEEZER BUTLER (Black Sabbath), STEVE JONES (Sex Pistols),  COREY TAYLOR (Slipknot), GILBY CLARKE (Guns N’ Roses), BILLY DUFFY (The Cult), DEAN DELEO & ROBERT DELEO (Stone Temple Pilots), STEVE LUKATHER (Toto), CHAD SMITH (Red Hot Chili Peppers), FRANKY PEREZ (Apocalyptica), STEVIE SALAS (Mick Jagger), PAUL III (Tina Turner, Disreputable Few), DAMON FOX (Big Elf and The Cult,) and DJ MORTY COYLE.

Intermittent between live performances guests will enjoy a live and silent auction featuring some of the following items from ADOPT THE ARTS supporters.

  • ADOPT THE ARTS: Two Signed Concert Event Guitars (signed by all musicians above).

  • SHEPARD FAIREY: Fine Art piece, “Black Sabbath,” Print on metal (retail $3000.00).

  • WOODY GUTHRIE Signed Canvas Screen Print, 18′ X 24″ (numbered, edition of 450) 2010

  • IGGY POP Signed Raw Power Screen Print, 18′ X 24″ (numbered, edition of 650) 2010

  • BLACK SABBATH Signed Silver Black Crescent Print 18′ X 24″ (numbered, edition of 125) 2013 (

  •  METALLICA: Guitar signed by the band Metallica (pictured above).

  • SLASH: Guitar signed by Slash (Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Guns N’ Roses).

  • JOE PERRY: Guitar signed by Joe Perry (Aerosmith, Hollywood Vampires).

  • BRIAN MAY: Guitar signed by Brian May (QUEEN).

  • DAVE GROHL: Guitar signed by Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters).

  • JOURNEY: Guitar signed by Journey, Paul Reed Smith Se14 played by Neal Schon.

  • MAROON 5: Guitar signed by the band Maroon 5.

  • ELTON JOHN/DAVEY JOHNSTON: Signed guitar from Davey Johnston, legendary Elton John guitarist.

  • MATT SORUM: Three, signed Guns N’ Roses s drumheads signed by Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses).

  • JOAN JETT & CHEAP TRICK: VIP Meet and Greet package at Los Angeles concert, August 23 at The Forum.


  • RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE: deluxe box set.

  • AFRICAN SAFARI: All-inclusive eco-luxury African safari trip.

  • LAGUNA MONTAGE: Two-night luxury hotel stay and lunch with drummer Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses).

  • SAMMY HAGAR: signed cook book, two bottles of Bum Rum and two t-shirts.


    • Four 4.2 oz colognes, “Vintage,” “Artisan,” “Dark Rebel,” “Artisan Acqua.”

    • One pair of Aviator sunglasses (retail $295.00).

    • Signed copy of John Varvatos’ limited edition book, Rock In Fashion (retail $495.00).

    • Weekender duffle bag (retail $1595.00).

  • KLIPTSCH SPEAKER SYSTEM: Kliptsch Designer Speaker System (Retail $1,500).

  • ZALEMARK (jewelry):

    • Sterling 925 Silver: Crayola Colored Inspired Ladies Bracelet set 5.24 cts Natural African Amethysts & White Sapphires (Retail $ 1494.00).

    • Sterling 925 Silver: Crayola Colored Inspired Ladies Ring set with 9mm Princess Cut Natural Madera Citrine & 1.10cts of White Sapphires (Size 7, Retail $ 1632.00).

    • Sterling 925 Silver: Set of 5, Crayola Colored Inspired Ladies Stackable 5 bracelets set (Made in Italy) with magnetic clasps (Retail $ 1215.00).

ADOPT THE ARTS: Benefit Concert and Auction:



(6126 Hollywood Boulevard)


Media check-in, set up on red carpet.


Red carpet begins in front of The Fonda Theatre.


Red carpet ends.


ADOPT THE ARTS concert begins.

Ticket prices for the ADOPT THE ARTS event are below and all donations are tax deductible:

  • Meet & Greet tables & tickets – SOLD OUT!

  • VIP TABLES – $2500 (2 left)

  • Floor Tables – $1500 (2 left)

  • Special floor seating – $125

  • Balcony seating – $75

  • GA/Standing room – $40

Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased at and

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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