Mike Ness will do a solo acoustic performance with Eddie Vedder and Beck as part of a series of benefit shows on February 26th. For more information see the below press release: THE RECORDING ARTISTS COALITION CONFIRMS LINE-UPS FOR “CONCERTS FOR ARTISTS RIGHTS”; FEBRUARY 26 SHOWS TO TAKE PLACE AT FOUR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VENUES Artists from various genres of music will come together to support the RECORDING ARTISTS COALITION’s “Concerts For Artists Rights” to be held Tuesday, February 26 at four venues in the Southern California area. The lineups are as follows: THE EAGLES, BILLY JOEL, STEVIE NICKS, SHERYL CROW will perform at the Forum with tickets for this show going on sale Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 AM at all area Ticketmaster locations. DIXIE CHICKS, TRISHA YEARWOOD, DWIGHT YOAKAM, EMMYLOU HARRIS will come together at the Universal Amphitheatre with tickets going on sale Sunday, January 27 at 1:00pm at the Universal Amphitheater box office and all area Ticketmaster locations. NO DOUBT, THE OFFSPRING, WEEZER will appear at the Long Beach Arena with tickets going on sale Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 PM at all area Ticketmaster locations. BECK, EDDIE VEDDER and MIKE NESS will play the Wiltern with tickets going on sale Friday, January 25 at 6:00 PM at all area Ticketmaster locations. Earlier this week (January 23), RAC and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO (AFTRA) and American Federation of Musicians (AFM) members converged on Sacramento calling on legislators to support Senate Bill 1246 (Murray), legislation to repeal California Labor Code Section 2855, subdivision B, because it unfairly excludes recording artists from the same protection of law afforded all other working persons in California who sign a personal services contract. They came together to repeal the amendment to the state’s “seven-year” statute which amendment exempts musicians from the seven-year limit on entertainment contracts. RAC, AFTRA and AFM members–including Don Henley, Carole King, John Fogerty, Beck, Stevie Nicks, Ray Parker, Jr., Sheryl Crow, the Deftones, Paul Doucette (Matchbox Twenty), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Dexter Holland (Offspring) and Paul Almeida, President of the Department for Professional Employees of the AFL-CIO;John Connolly, President AFTRA; and John Russum, Executive Director AFTRA LA–met with legislators to discuss their support of SB 1246 (Murray). Joining them were Dick Gabriel, National Assistant to the President of American Federation of Musicians; representatives of the Hollywood Entertainment Labor Council; Tom Rankin, President, California Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO; Art Pulaski, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the California Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO; and Miguel Contreras,President, Los Angeles County Labor Federation. RAC represents the economic and creative interests of featured recording artists whose interests are not always directly represented by other organizations or the recording industry. In the past, RAC members have successfully testified before congress to repeal “work for hire”copyright legislation which was detrimental to recording artists.
Mike Ness will do a solo acoustic performance with Eddie Vedder and Beck
Fri, January 25, 2002