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2011: Dave Gahan to be Honored by MusiCares
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This thread contains all news concering Dave's performance and Award reception at the charity event for the MusiCares foundation, May 6th 2011.

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2011-03-07 - Spinner (US) - Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan to be Honored by Jane's Addiction for MusiCares

http://www.spinner.com/2011/03/07/musicares-dave-gahan-janes-addiction/

Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan to be Honored by Jane's Addiction for MusiCares
by Steve Baltin

Grammy Week 2011 has come and gone, but the Recording Academy's MusiCares -- the charitable wing of the organization dedicated to helping musicians in need -- is a year-round endeavor. And it takes center stage on May 6 in Los Angeles when Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan (pictured) and Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman follow in the footsteps of past honorees like Chris Cornell, Slash, Metallica's James Hetfield and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis in being honored for their sobriety and work for musicians.

Founded in 1989, MusiCares started as a source of aid for musicians seeking recovery from their substance abuse problems, but has expanded in recent years to become more of a general aid to musicians in distress. Because of its role in helping artists, it has continually attracted some of music's biggest names -- including Tom Waits, Metallica, Alice in Chains and more -- to perform at the annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert.

This year is no exception as the night's entertainment -- which will feature Gahan being presented the Stevie Ray Vaughan award and performing with Victor Indrizzo -- will be highlighted by performances from Jane's Addiction, Ozomatli and Paramore (acoustic).

"The MusiCares MAP Fund is an unbelievably important and courageous organization," said Gahan in a release. "They continue to make a momentous commitment to the music community, and I am proud to support their ongoing work in raising awareness and funds."

It is indeed a great cause and often offers some unique musical moments, particularly when honorees are feted musically by other performers. So might we see a bit of Jane's Addiction rocking 'Blasphemous Rumors,' bringing together two continents of alternative music history? We can only hope.

General admission tickets will be available via Ticketmaster outlets starting March 11.

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2011-03-10 - Grammy.org (US) - MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit To Honor Dave Gahan, Kevin Lyman

http://www.grammy.org/musicares/news/musicares-map-fund-benefit-to-honor-dave-gahan-kevin-lyman

MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit To Honor Dave Gahan, Kevin Lyman

The seventh annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert will honor Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan and Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 6.
Gahan will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction and recovery process. Lyman will be the recipient of MusiCares' From the Heart Award for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization.
Hosted by comedian Greg Behrendt, the evening will feature a special performance by Gahan, producer/musician Vincent Jones and bassist Martyn LeNoble, as well as performances by alternative rock band Jane's Addiction, two-time GRAMMY winners Ozomatli and a special acoustic performance by Paramore. Adam Bravin and Justin Warfield from She Wants Revenge will DJ live during dinner. Additional performers to be announced.
"Our annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit focuses attention on the disease of addiction and the challenges and rewards of the path to recovery," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and MusiCares. "While substance abuse issues are prevalent in every sector of society, the music industry is a particularly visible microcosm of these struggles, and it is critical that we take this opportunity to generate resources that will provide help to members of the music community in need. Both Dave and Kevin have been steadfast supporters of the MusiCares MAP Fund and champions of recovery, so it is very meaningful that we will be honoring them this year."
"The MusiCares MAP Fund is an unbelievably important and courageous organization," said Gahan. "They continue to make a momentous commitment to the music community, and I am proud to support their ongoing work in raising awareness and funds."
"My work in the music industry continues to be extremely rewarding," said Lyman. "But I've also seen the devastation that addiction brings to artists, crew members and others who work in this business, and that is why I wholeheartedly support the work of MusiCares. For the past two years, they've sent staff members on the road with the Vans Warped Tour to bring information and resources directly to music people, and I know they provide similar resources to artists, festivals and awards shows around the country."
All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.
This special dinner and concert offers Living Room Sets that seat 10 for $12,500, Individual Floor Seats for $1,250 per person, and General Admission Floor — Standing Room Only (limited availability) for $500. Contact Wynnie Wynn for ticket information at 310.392.3777 or wynniew@grammy.com. VIP Balcony Seats for $250 per person and General Admission Balcony Seats for $125 per person are available only through Ticketmaster. Out of respect for the clients the MusiCares MAP Fund serves, the event will be alcohol-free.
One of music's most iconic frontmen, Dave Gahan has become a hero to millions as the voice of Depeche Mode. His commanding vocals helped establish the legendary group's signature sound, which has left an indelible legacy on indie and popular music. Today, Depeche Mode remains among a select premier league of recording artists who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, making them one of the most successful bands in history. With Gahan as their frontman, all of the band's 12 studio releases have reached the Top 10, not only in the UK and United States, but in more than 20 countries around the globe. Gahan, who is renowned for his electric stage presence and high-energy performances, has consistently propelled Depeche Mode's larger than life live shows to new heights. This was truly evident on the band's recent world tour, which spanned 102 shows across 40 countries to more than 2.7 million people, including arenas and stadiums. Although Gahan has fronted Depeche Mode for more than 30 years, 2003 marked his debut as a fully-fledged songwriter for the band. He has also gone on to become an accomplished solo artist in his own right, having releasing two critically acclaimed albums, including 2003's Paper Monsters and 2007's Hourglass.
Kevin Lyman began his career booking bands for his university and as a roadie for then unknown acts such as Bad Religion, the Bangles and the Untouchables. Later he was a promoter representative for seminal punk rock and metal bands, working in many of the legendary L.A. clubs. Lyman is best known as the creator of the Vans Warped Tour, the longest-running music and extreme sports festival in the world today. In addition, he also is co-producer of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Rockstar Energy Drink Taste of Chaos tour and Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown. In 2005, Lyman established the Unite The United Foundation, an organization set up to encourage fans, artists and industry leaders from the music, touring and lifestyle worlds to come together through charitable contributions, events and volunteer efforts in order to work toward positive change in our national community. Since its inception, Unite The United has raised more than $1 million for a variety of causes such as EarthEco International, Hollywood Heart, Keep A Breast Foundation, MusiCares, Music Saves Lives, and Skate 4 Cancer to name a few. In recognition of his philanthropic and eco-friendly efforts, Lyman was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the Billboard Touring Awards in 2009.
MusiCares recently announced the launch of an innovative fundraising campaign aimed at the public to create the world's largest photo mosaic comprised of one million photo tiles. "Be A Part Of The Heart" encourages fans, recording artists, and corporate and media partners to come together to raise awareness and generate resources to help MusiCares continue to provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. Participants can visit www.beapartoftheheart.com and make a contribution of $1 to receive an online tile, where they can upload a photo and include their stories and links to websites and social media platforms. There is no limit to the donation amount and the tiles that go with it. Tiles can be created in honor of loved ones, to commemorate important milestones or holidays, and to engage other members of the public. There is also a place to include text about key musical influences. In addition, the initiative offers a chance to win two tickets to the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The "Be A Part Of The Heart" program will continue throughout 2011 with a special unveiling event and concert to be announced in December.

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2011-03-14 - A ONE TV (Russia) - The Strokes, Dave Gahan, David Lynch, Rise And Fall, Guano Apes

[A report about Dave Gahan going to MusiCares.]

http://www.a1tv.ru/?id=80299&rid=56643&vid=177018

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2011-04-01 - Grammy (U.S.) - Press Release

http://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/press-release/apr-01-2011-956-am

Posted on 04-01-11 CHESTER BENNINGTON, GARY TOVAR AND STEVEN TYLER ADDED TO SEVENTH ANNUAL MUSICARES MAP FUNDSM BENEFIT CONCERT TO HONOR DEPECHE MODE'S DAVE GAHAN AND VANS WARPED TOUR FOUNDER KEVIN LYMAN
Host Greg Behrendt to Join Curt Bisquera, Jane's Addiction, Vincent Jones, Martyn LeNoble, David Levita, Jason Orme, Ozomatli, and Paramore at Club Nokia on May 6 to Raise Funds for MusiCares' Addiction Recovery Services Benefit will Feature a Special Performance by Dave Gahan Adam Bravin and Justin Warfield from She Wants Revenge Will DJ During Dinner

WHO: Honorees: Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan and Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman. Steven Tyler (www.twitter.com/IamStevenT; www.steventyler.com) will present the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award to Gahan for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP FundSM , and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction and recovery process. Concert promoter Gary Tovar will present Lyman will be the recipient of MusiCares' From the Heart Award for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization.

Host: Comedian Greg Behrendt

Performers: Chester Bennington, Curt Bisquera, Dave Gahan, Jane's Addiction, Vincent Jones, Martyn LeNoble, David Levita, Jason Orme, Ozomatli, and Paramore. Adam Bravin and Justin Warfield from She Wants Revenge will DJ during dinner.

Attendees: President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and MusiCares Foundation® Neil Portnow and MusiCares® Board Chair Emeritus John Branca.

WHAT: The 7th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert — a dinner and concert to benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment. MusiCares offers programs and services to members of the music community including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses, including rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with healthcare professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests and medical/dental screenings. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.

TICKETS: This special dinner and concert offers Living Room Sets that seat 10 for $12,500, Individual Floor Seats for $1,250 per person, and General Admission Floor – Standing Room Only (limited availability) for $500; contact Wynnie Wynn for ticket information at 310.392.3777 or wynniew@grammy.com. VIP Balcony Seats for $250 per person and General Admission Balcony Seats for $125 per person are available only through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com. Out of respect for the clients the MusiCares MAP Fund serves, the event will be alcohol-free. This event is made possible with the generous support of Caravents, Goldenvoice, Jackson Limousine Service, Swing House, and Ticketmaster.

WHERE: Club Nokia
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
*Parking available in Olympic East Garage for $25

WHEN: Friday, May 6, 2011
5:30 p.m.    Media Check-in
6:15 p.m.    Red Carpet Arrivals
7 p.m.         Buffet Dinner
8 p.m.         Awards Presentation & Concert

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2011-04-21 - KROQ (U.S.) - Dave Gahan Talks To Kevin & Bean About MusiCares MAP Benefit

http://kroq.radio.com/2011/04/21/dave-gahan-talks-to-kevin-bean-about-musicares-map-benefit

Dave Gahan Talks To Kevin & Bean About MusiCares MAP Benefit

On Friday, May 6, 2011, Depeche Mode‘s Dave Gahan will be honored at the Seventh Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit at Club Nokia at L.A. Live.
The night will feature performances from Jane’s Addiction, Ozomatli, and acoustic set from Paramore, and Adam Bravin and Justin Warfield from She Wants Revenge will DJ during dinner.
The award will be presented by Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler (who at one point tried to stage an intervention with Gahan), for Gahan’s work with MusiCares’ MAP Fund, an organization that helps people get into drug treatment and recovery. In a nutshell, it’s sober living resources and addiction recovery treatment for those in the music industry that may or may not be able to pay for it.
Gahan says that he still goes to meetings for his recovery, though he’s made it past the point of having thoughts of drugs take over his everyday life. Fifteen years ago it was a bigger struggle, but now he finds comfort in going to see other people in similar situations as he’s been in, and turn their lives around.
As for what Depeche Mode has in the future, Gahan says they will be releasing a remix record in June alone with some accompanying videos. The members of the band have been writing some material on their own in the meantime, so who knows what will happen in the future. A new record is always possible.
Also being honored is Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman.
Click for more info about MusiCares, and the MAP Fund Benefit on May 6th. The event tickets can be purchased here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2C00465545293F55?brand=clubnokia

[Listen to the radio interview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agmORdFLvF4]

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2011-05-07 - MusicCares - Dave Gahan (and Martin Gore) at the MAP Event

[Dave Gahan was rewarded with an award given by Steven Tyler, and gave performance of several of his favourite songs. On May the 16th, Menace uploaded a nice multicam video of the entire evening on YouTube, which is a compilation of all YouTube videos to be found of this night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvbPuY5d52w (link is now dead).]

Songs:
- Cracked Actor
- Dirty Sticky Floors
- I Feel You
- Love Will Tear Up Apart
- Low
- New Rose
- Saw Something
- Personal Jesus

Some photos:


More photos:
http://www.daylife.com/photo/001v1Wzb1s89q?__site=daylife&q=dave+gahan
http://www.life.com/search/?type=images&q0=dave+gahan
http://buscar.lainformacion.com/MusiCares/fotos/1/

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2011-05-07 - Reuters - Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan honored for sobriety

http://www.montrealgazette.com/Depeche+Mode+Dave+Gahan+honored+sobriety/4745687/story.html

Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan honored for sobriety
Steven Tyler among stars at alcohol-free event
By Dean Goodman

LOS ANGELES - Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan, a former heroin addict who cheated death during the 1990s, was honored for his sobriety Friday by a charity that helps musicians who have fallen on hard times.
The seventh annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert attracted rock luminaries including Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan, Go-Go’s guitarist Charlotte Caffey, Billy Idol and director Cameron Crowe.
Gahan headlined a performance bill that also featured alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction, pop combo Paramore and Latino ensemble Ozomatli. His bandmate Martin Gore made an unannounced appearance, partnering with Gahan on their big hit Personal Jesus.
Guests paid up to $1,250 each to attend and plenty of screaming Depeche Mode fans packed the relatively cheap $125 seats in the balcony of the downtown club. Dinner was served but alcohol was off the menu.
Also honored was concert promoter Kevin Lyman, the man behind the annual Warped tour of punk and emo bands.
Gahan, 48, told Reuters before the event that he lives a clean life now, although it requires discipline and self-control to avoid giving in to temptation.
“If you sit in a barber’s shop long enough, you’re gonna get a f---in’ haircut,” he said with a laugh.
“I don’t hang out with people that are getting high because I’m not that strong. It’s fun to party and I had a lot of fun, and I kind of used up all my chips in that department.”
Gahan attempted suicide in 1995 by slashing a wrist, following years of drug abuse that had destroyed his second marriage and imperiled his membership of Depeche Mode. The wound was not deep enough to be life-threatening but he was locked up for psychiatric evaluation.
He almost died in 1996 when his heart stopped for several minutes after he overdosed. He finally cleaned up about two years later.
Gahan was introduced at the event by Aerosmith’s Tyler, who has had considerably more difficulty staying clean, as detailed in the memoir he published this week.
“One of the hardest things an addict can do is to get sober and to stay clean,” Tyler told the crowd.
A woman yelled out “One day at a time” and Tyler replied “Yeah, yeah baby!”
Gahan and a pickup band performed a selection of covers, including David Bowie’s Cracked Actor and the Damned’s New Rose.
Depeche Mode, which rose to fame during the 1980s with gloomy songs targeted at disaffected youngsters, wrapped up its most recent world tour in Germany in February 2010. Gahan said he is working on songs for the follow-up to the band’s 2009 album Sounds of the Universe.

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2011-05-07 - Spinner (U.S.) - Steven Tyler, Jane's Addiction Honor Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan for Sobriety

http://www.spinner.com/2011/05/07/steven-tyler-janes-addiction-honor-dave-gahan-sobriety/

Steven Tyler, Jane's Addiction Honor Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan for Sobriety
by Steve Baltin

Over his illustrious career, Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan has won a lot of awards, but the latest, which he was presented with last night at L.A.'s Club Nokia at the annual MAP/Musicares event, left the singer a bit perplexed. "They said they were going to honor me with some kind of award, which I'm still confused about," Gahan told Spinner on the red carpet.
Gahan was given the Stevie Ray Vaughan award, which has been given in the past to Chris Cornell and James Hetfield among others, and while Gahan was modest about it beforehand, the honor, for both sobriety and help to the music community, is a big one. And that was reflected in the night's festivities, which began with Ozomatli, who threw a raucous rendition of Depeche Mode's 'Just Can't get Enough' into their set and Paramore, performing two scaled down songs, both on-hand to pay tribute to the night's other honoree -- Warped tour founder Kevin Lyman, who was cited for his charity work and help to other musicians.
During Paramore's set, frontwoman Hayley Williams said, "Kevin has been kind of a godfather to us." Though Lyman joked in his acceptance speech that Paramore's presence was probably the only thing that kept his older daughter from blowing off the family this night for a Ke$ha show, the night held special significance for him because of his own relationship with Gahan.
"I almost went to work for him once," Lyman told Spinner. "After Lollapalooza I almost went to work for Depeche Mode, but decided to keep doing what I was doing at that point."
After Lyman's presentation the focus turned to Gahan, who had hand selected Jane's Addiction to perform. "They were a big part of my life in Los Angeles musically," Gahan said. "I went out on quite a few shows on the first Lollapalooza tour when Jane's were headlining and I saw them quite a few times in Los Angeles when they were just coming up."
Jane's Addiction were up to the honor, delivering a three-song set highlighted by a gloriously extended, trippy and forceful 'Three Days' that had Steven Tyler shaking his head in admiration and the place on the verge of exploding in rock fury. After the song, Jane's frontman Perry Farrell dedicated the song to Dave, who had requested that one.
Following Jane's, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, a longtime Depeche fan, took the stage for an impressive acoustic version of 'The Messenger,' a song he said was about his oldest child, now 15, nearing the point of going off on their own, but one he thought could also apply to recovery, the theme of the night.
It is a testament to the longevity and influence of Depeche, the wide array of people on hand to pay their respects to Gahan, from Jane's and Bennington to Tyler, who presented Gahan the award. In his brief speech, he paid tribute to the band calling them "one of the most electrifying live bands ever." Gahan, who beforehand told Spinner he was excited to get up and play with some of his L.A. friends, put all his best rock star moves forward during an electrifying 35-minute set that featured the glorious moment of his covering Joy Division's seminal 'Love Will tear Us Apart.' And yes, the frontman of Depeche Mode covering maybe the greatest synth song of all time was as spectactular as it sounds.
Gahan had another surprise though, bringing up Martin L. Gore as a surprise for the fans. The two teamed up for the final 'Personal Jesus.'

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2011-05-08 - Artisan News Service (U.S.) - DEPECHE MODE DAVE GAHAN HONORED WITH MAP AWARD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82PNUKqzWvQ



Depeche Mode singer joined Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman in being honored by the MAP -- Musician's Assistance Program -- Fund Awards, and he was presented in by Aerosmith singer and American Idol judge Steven Tyler.

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2011-05-08 - Examiner.com (U.S.) - Dave Gahan says it’s a myth that musicians need drugs to be creative

http://www.examiner.com/rock-music-in-national/dave-gahan-says-it-s-a-myth-that-musicians-need-drugs-to-be-creative

Dave Gahan says it’s a myth that musicians need drugs to be creative
By Phyllis Pollack

Artists don’t have to suffer to create art, said Depeche Mode’s lead vocalist Dave Gahan, as he discussed drug addiction on the red carpet at the 7th annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit. Later in the evening, Stevie Ray Vauhan presented Gahan the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award on behalf of the organization.
The May 6, 2010 event was held to raise money for MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides assistance to people who work in music and need help for drug and chemical dependency issues. The Musicians Assistance Program assists those in the music business who have substance abuse problems by providing access to healthcare professionals that are intervention specialists and qualified to treat chemical addiction.
“I mean, look you know,” reflected Gahan when discussing addiction with Examiner.com, “Thing about drugs and rock and roll, it’s that old idea that it is kind of like they goes together. And with that idea, the trouble is that a lot of kids now get into the drugs, and the rock and roll comes after that,” he said of performers whose main priorities are getting wasted, rather than focusing on their art.
“To be honest,” said Gahan, “If you go down that route, drugs are going to take command over everything you’re doing anyway, and that’s been my experience anyway.” The U.K. born vocalist offered the revelation, “I went through a period before I got clean where I don’t think I played a record for like two years. I just didn’t care.”
Despite Depeche Mode selling over 100 million albums, sobriety is among Gahan's greatests accomplishments. Gahan, who experienced a harrowing heroin addiction, has also released works independently of Depeche Mode, including “Paper Monsters” and “Hourglass,” noted, “I hope that by doing this, and by being a part of this and giving MAP support, that it influences musicians.”
Gahan told Examiner.com, “There was a time when I thought I couldn’t perform, that I couldn’t do what I had to do if I wasn’t high, or wasn’t in that kind of state, if you like, but it’s kind of a myth. It’s rubbish.” While going through addiction, recording artists believe they would be unable to function without their substance of choice. Many non-addicted users also share the same belief, simply because of their lack of confidence. The belief that drugs are a necessary as part of the creative process, or what Gahan referred to as the “myth,” has long pervaded, also partially due to the fact that many iconic rock and roll, blues and jazz artists that have created classic works while immersed in a state of drug or alcohol addiction.
Many artists have fought their addictions and won, including Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, Grace Slick and the late Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Famously, others were not so lucky, and lost their lives due to drug and alcohol related mishaps. Had it been formed previous to 1992, the MusiCares MAP program could have saved some of those lives, with its addiction recovery services.
On the red carpet, Neil Portnow, President and CEO of MusiCares and The Recording Academy, addressed MusiCares MAP services and necessary funding by noting, “The need always grows.” He stated, “We always need more resources in order to be able to say to everybody who needs help that we can give it to them. The need grows. We’ve gone through an incredibly difficult recession, which has not, on any level, helped the music community. So raising the money is part of what we need to do to make sure people are okay.”
The problem of addiction is not limited to those who work with rock and roll. It has long struck people who work in other genres of music, as well. Portnow pointed out that substance abuse is clearly not limited to the music business.  “Substance abuse and addiction knows know boundaries, whether it’s music, dance, theater, art or John Q. Public,” he noted. “We have a major problem in this country, and certainly around the world, which needs to be addressed. Our mission obviously is for our own community, so we really specialize and will help the music people that need our help, and we’re there for them.”
When asked if MusiCares MAP services have encouraged more musicians to come out and get help, because the organization has helped reduce the stigma in the music community of having a substance abuse problem, Pornow affirmed that accomplishment. “No doubt about it,” he said. “And that’s the idea and the theory behind having honorees, like we have Dave Gahan tonight. And we’ve had Steven Tyler, Anthony Kiedis, and on and on, people who are well known and have beat this terrible affliction and are on the other side, enjoying life, and want to talk about it.”
The effects of MusiCares' MAP services extend way past the music business, Portnow pointed out, by noting, “So when millions of fans can hear these artists talk about it, then they have hope, too. Those that are suffering and struggling and don’t know what to do, they can say, ‘Well, one of my heroes has made it,’ and this sets an example of someone realizing, ‘If he can do it,” or “If she can do it, then I can do it.’
‘Celebrity Rehab’s’ Bob Forrest, was also present and spoke at the event. A drug counselor, he is no stranger to music. Forrest's work in music has included fronting bands and penning works for two bands, The Bicycle Thief and Thelonious Monster, as well as releasing a solo album. Forrest, who also seen on ‘Sober House,’ with Dr. Drew Pinsky, has lived life both sides of the fence, having had issues with alcohol in the past.
On the red carpet, Forrest told Examiner.com that the popularity of ‘Celebrity Rehab,’ has created a rather strange issue. “Well, it’s pretty crazy,” Forrest said. “Now it’s getting to the point where people just want to be on a TV show that aren’t even drug addicts, and we kicked one of them off.”
As far as how he feels about celebrities going public about their substance abuse problems, Forrest responded, “The whole secrecy and privacy and shadows and anonymity has got to go. It’s just a disease like any other disease. And when you participate it when you’re a well person, by participating in the secrecy and all that, you’re participating in the disease, itself, is how I feel about it.”
When it comes to the secrecy and open secrecy that permeates the music business, Forrest feels so strongly against enabling addicts that he added, “Yeah, we should call people out. I’ll call people out. Steven Tyler calls people out. Let’s start calling people out.”
When asked whether he had any experiences with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, who had overcome alcohol and drug dependencies, Forrest was quick to reply. Forrest recalled, “I met him the first time he ever came to L.A. When his first album came out, he played at a place called Cathe de Grande, a little bar in Hollywood. It was so packed, you couldn’t see, you had to stand on chairs. This friend of mine Bill, was friends with him, and we went out drinking with him. And it was just this guitar player from Texas, and there were a million of them, but he was amazing to watch him play. To see the legend he became is pretty amazing.”
When Examiner.com asked about the death of ‘Rehab’ alumna and former Alice In Chains drummer Mike Starr, who died of a drug overdose on March 8, Forrest replied, “Nothing good can come of something like that, unless it has some impact on somebody else. That’s why I’m so against the secrecy of it.”
He emphasized, “Mike Starr died from drugs. And there’s a lot of kids doing drugs, a lot of other musicians doing drugs. Two of the people in my band died of drugs.” He added, “One of my best friends,’ his band’s guitarist died of drugs. Most of my friends almost died of drugs. People die of drugs.”
Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins was among the many artists who showed up to support the MusiCares MAP event. Corgan told Examiner.com that addiction is about control. He noted, "I think with (recovery) programs, you have to accept that there are powers in the world higher than yourself, and I think particularly for people who are successful in music or in the movies, it's very difficult for them, because they've built themselves up with their ego." He remarked, "That's very hard for artists to accept. So I think once they can accept it, that there is something bigger in the universe than us, whether it's a construct or a God, I think that's where the healing actually begins."
The evening was capped by a benefit concert at AEG's Club Nokia in Gahan’s and Lyman’s honor. Vans Warped Tour originator Kevin Lyman was also saluted at the star-studded event by receiving the Heart Award.
Those present were treated to a sets performed by Ozomatli, Paramour, Jane’s Addiction, and Linkin Park’s vocalist Chester Bennington.
Gahan’s notable performance included a rendition of David Bowie's "Crack Actor" and Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart." The long performance culminated in a surprise appearance from Depeche Mode’s Martin L. Gore, for a rendition of the band’s hit single “Personal Jesus.”
Paramour's set included their hit "That's What You Get," with the bands vocalist Hayle Williams stating Lyman has been "the Godfather of our band since day one. That's why we we're on the Warped Tour again next year."
Jane's Addiction's loud, powerful, hyperkinetic performance of material showed that Perry Farrell and and Dave Navarro are still in top form.
Linkin Park's Bennington performed a song called "The Message," a song he wrote for his daughter, noting, "I think the lyrics of this song can also be applied to recovery."
Gahan relayed a story about Tyler. "I was in Chicago, I think, in a bar. I was drinking. He (Tyler) wasn't." He confessed that Tyler was "annoying me. He was f*&^$%# with my drinking."
A video tribute to Lyman was also shown, featuring the likes of TSOl's Jack Grisham, "Fat" Mike Burnett of NOFX, Katy Perry and Joan Jett, who thanked Lyman for "creating this amazing tour," adding that the trek "forced record companies to take this music seriously."
Forrest indtroduced Gary Tovar to make a speech honoring Lyman, as well.
Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.
MusiCares offers programs and services to members of the music community including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses, including rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with healthcare professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests and medical/dental screenings.
Those wishing to make a donation to the MusiCares MAP Fund may do so by going to their website at www.grammy.org/musicares/donate.

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2011-05-08 - ROCKERRAZZI 98.7 FM (U.S.) - Interview with Dave Gahan

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2011-05-08 - Hollywoodreporter (U.S.) - Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan Recognized for His Commitment to Sobriety

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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/depeche-modes-dave-gahan-recognized-186431

Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan Recognized for His Commitment to Sobriety
by Shirley Halperin

The intersection of rock and roll and recovery was the focus of a benefit concert and dinner held at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia on Friday night.
The seventh annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit honored Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan and Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, for their support of the organization and efforts on behalf of sobriety. Aerosmith frontman and American Idol judge Steven Tyler presented Gahan with the Stevie Ray Vaughan award. Concert promoter Gary Tovar introduced Lyman, recipient of the MusiCares From the Heart Award.
Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides emergency aid for music professionals in times of need, often in the form of financial assistance to help with basic living costs and medical expenses. The organization also focuses heavily on addiction and treatment, as evidenced by the event’s dry bar.
Ultimately, it didn’t matter much -- the array of talent was plenty intoxicating, particularly the eight-song closer by Gahan, which included a spot-on cover of Joy Division’s poignant “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (see video),  and renditions of David Bowie's "Cracked Actor," Mark Lanegan's "Low," and the Damned's "New Rose," in addition to his band's "Personal Jesus." Jane’s Addiction also provided plenty of punch with the classic “Stop,” one of three songs the band delivered during its mini-set. Other performers included Linkin’ Park’s Chester Bennington, who played acoustic guitar on the moving “The Messenger,” off his band’s latest album, 2010’s A Thousand Suns. Pop-rockers Paramore also opted to go unplugged for their hit “That's What You Get.”
Ozomatli opened the show with a rousing horn and percussion-led rendition of the Depeche Mode 1981 favorite “Just Can’t Get Enough.” The L.A.-based Latin rockers joked that they were among the throngs who rioted in 1990, when some 20,000 fans showed up to Wherehouse Music (then located across from the Beverly Center) for a Depeche signing. They also credited Gahan’s music for getting several band members laid during those formative years.
In speaking of Lyman, Paramore’s Hayley Williams described someone who’s “been like the godfather of our band… and always believed in us. It's why we're here and doing Warped Tour again this year." Also recognizing the career-launching power of Warped was Katy Perry, who cracked about the trek’s “grungy, smelly, raucous” vibe, via video. “I learned a lot,” said Perry. “I still am, but I’m taking more showers… Thanks for taking me, a pop girl, to all the punk rockers. I survived.”
Of course, when it comes to tales of survival, few rock stars have the drug and recovery pedigree of Tyler, a recipient of the Vaughan award in 2005. In introducing Gahan, after spotting longtime MAP supporter Bob Forrest (of Celebrity Rehab fame) in the crowd, Tyler poignantly described a disease that’s taken so many musicians’ lives and livelihood. “At the end of the day, one of the hardest things an addict can do is to get sober and to stay clean,” he said. “It's harder than being a musician, it's harder than being a rock star, it's harder than selling more than 100 million albums worldwide -- all of which Dave has done as well as other unmentionables as Depeche Mode's frontman.”
In accepting the honor, Gahan recounted a moment spent under the influence. “[Steven] accosted me in a bar one night somewhere like Chicago; He wasn't drinking and I was,” Gahan began. “I was tying one on and this guy was sort of annoyingly talking to me. Apparently it was Steven Tyler f--king with my drinking. Anyway, that was a long time ago and I'm blessed to be here.”

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2011-05-09 - Grammy (U.S.) - 7th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit

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7th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit
Martin Gore and Dave Gahan perform at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert
By Jamie Harvey

Welcome to The Set List. Here you'll find the latest concert recaps for many of your favorite, or maybe not so favorite, artists. In this special installment of The Set List, we're bringing you the scoop from the seventh annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit, honoring Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan and Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman. As always, our bloggers will do their best to provide you with every detail of the show, from which artists performed to who made a guest appearance. Hey, it'll be like you were there. And if you like what you read and want to know more, you can learn all about the MusiCares Foundation here. Feel free to drop us a comment and let us know your thoughts and/or questions. Oh, and rock on.

There's something about a benefit show featuring great music for a great cause — something intangible that makes for a truly unique experience. The seventh annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert, honoring Depeche Mode lead vocalist Dave Gahan and Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 6 was such an occasion.
Featuring an all-star performance lineup, the benefit raised money and awareness for the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment. We often fall in love with music from musicians who bare their souls on record and onstage, and this event was full of artists who've not only battled their own addictions, but people who have exposed their emotional and physical weaknesses for the sake of their art. I felt humbled to have been in attendance.
After a DJ set by Justin Warfield and Adam Bravin of She Wants Revenge, comedian Greg Behrendt was the first to take the stage, warming up the theater with an array of self-deprecating jokes in anticipation of the first performers of the night, Ozomatli. Within their two-song set, Ozomatli honored both Lyman and Gahan, the former by thanking him for giving them their first big tour, and the latter for assisting them in losing their virginity. Their final song, on which they were joined by a brass band, wrapped into a cover of "Just Can't Get Enough," a song on Depeche Mode's 1981 debut album, Speak & Spell.
Behrendt returned for more laughs as the stage was set for Paramore. The four-piece band played an acoustic set while seated in chairs, highlighting lead singer Hayley Williams' vocals.
Next up was a series of video clips sent in by musicians ranging from Bad Religion and Joan Jett to NOFX and Katy Perry — with each artist discussing Lyman's impact on them. Perry's description of her inability to take showers on the Warped Tour in 2008, one of her first major tours, put into perspective just how important the tour has been in helping propel many careers to superstardom. Concert promoter Gary Tovar then presented Lyman with the MusiCares From The Heart Award. In his acceptance speech, Lyman thanked his family and mentioned how he followed his passion for music.
Bob Forrest from "Celebrity Rehab" tackled the tough subject of addiction and introduced Jane's Addiction, whose three-song set had the crowd dancing in their seats. "I've known both these guys a long time," said lead singer Perry Farrell of Gahan and Lyman between songs, "and I'm glad they're still alive."
Chester Bennington's solo acoustic song, "The Messenger," was one of the most heartfelt performances of the show. The Linkin Park lead vocalist introduced the song of perseverance as a letter he wrote to his kids, and a song that also works for those battling addiction. Bennington also admitted that playing an instrument while singing was a bit of a foreign concept to him.
Legendary Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler presented Gahan with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award, sing-songing his line, "And you know you'll be alright." The crowd was in rapt anticipation as Gahan walked onstage. His acceptance speech included an anecdote about Tyler soberly interrupting his drinking at a bar one night.
Gahan's band, including keyboardist Vincent Jones and bassist Martyn LeNoble, joined him for a longer-than-expected set of pure magic, including a mix of his solo work, Depeche Mode songs and covers that seemed meaningful to him. I can assure you that "I Feel You" segueing into a cover of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" will remain one of my concert highlights forever, and that's coming from a girl who goes to 100 shows a year.
The grand finale featured a surprise appearance by bandmate Martin Gore, who took the stage to play guitar and sing background vocals on the Depeche Mode hit "Personal Jesus." As everyone in the crowd was on their feet, singing "reach out and touch faith" with their hands in the air, I was reminded of how unifying and healing music can be.

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2011-05-09 - MrJor004 - Leader of Depeche Mode, Dave Gahan at MusiCares Benefit

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Leader of Depeche Mode, Dave Gahan honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughn Award at the 7th Annual MusiCares Benefit Concert. Hosted by Comedian Greg Behrendt, also in the house were Christina Aplegate, singers Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Martin Gore, Hayley Williams of Paramore and Ozomatli.