ALL-STAR BENEFIT CONCERT FOR MICHELLE MELDRUM ON MAY 26TH
May 3, 2009
ALL-STAR CONCERT @ THE WHISKEY A-GO-GO MAY 26TH – Special Guests LEMMY KILMISTER, ROCKY GEORGE, NICK OLIVERI and MORE!
PERFORMANCES BY: Lizzy Borden, Meldrum w/Gene Hoglan, Phantom Blue (reunion) and others
Michelle Meldrum’s family and son Jake are honoring Michelle and the one year anniversary of her passing with a benefit concert.
On May 18, Michelle Meldrum, leader of the band Meldrum and former Phantom Blue guitarist, was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank in critical condition. She passed away late afternoon Wednesday, May 21, 2008 as a result of a cystic growth on her brain that had restricted oxygen and blood flow to her brain rendering her brain dead.
Meldrum had just completed writing and recording the bands soon to be released album with drummer Gene Hoglan, along with the new lineup Michele Madden (vocals) and Laura Christine (bass). The surviving band members plan to release the album later this year in tribute to their fallen band-mate.
Those who knew Michelle recognize that she lived every moment for the music, and was regarded as both an exceptional guitarist and a nurturer by her associates, friends, family and son.
Location: Tuesday May 26 2009 @ the Whisky A Go Go – 8901 W Sunset Blvd – Hollywood, CADoors: 7:45 pmTickets: $20Limited Tickets at Door, Presale purchase via Paypal on May 1 at www.michellemeldrum.com
Raffle will be held at the event and will include prizes from Motorhead, Kiss, Ozzy, Motley Crue, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Twisted Sister, Meldrum, Gene Hoglan, Tattoo and more.
Auction will be held the week of the event on ebay include some of Michelle’s guitars and gear, collectibles, memorabilia (eBay seller MELDRUM2009).
Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead)
Rocky George (Fishbone/Suicidal Tendencies)
Nick Oliveri (Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator)
Jason McMaster (WatchTower/Dangerous Toys)
John Norum (Europe/Dokken)
Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot)
Phil Varone (Saigon Kick/Skid Row)
Meldrum with Gene Hoglan
Phantom Blue reunion
DJ Will – KNAC Radio
Leah Cevoli (Robot Chicken, Deadwood) – Mistress of Ceremony/Hostess
*Guest lineup subject to addition/change
Sponsors include:KNAC, Sirius Radio, havocTV, Gibson, Marshall, Korg, EMG, Coffin Case, Guitar Center, West La Music, Serious Clothing, Ebay, Yer Cheatin’ Heart Tattoo, So Cal Tattoo, Sneaky Tiki, Song Bird, Portfolio Coffeehouse, Mui Tai, Skateboard Marketing, In Time Touring, Blastwaves, Metal Sludge, Blabbermouth.
Portion of proceeds will be donated to brain research.