Some San Francisco rock royalty -- including Sammy Hagar, Metallica's James Hetfield and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong -- are joining forces for Acoustic-4-a-Cure, a benefit concert for the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children`s Hospital.
The lineup will also include Hagar's Chickenfoot bandmate Joe Satriani, Heart's Nancy Wilson, Train frontman Pat Monahan and singer-songwriter Scott Matthews, with more to be named later.
As the show takes place May 15 at the Fillmore in San Francisco, and as the title indicates the musicians will play acoustically in various formations.
The show was Hagar's idea and will be administered through his Hagar Family Foundation, and he says in a statement that, "I've seen first-hand the great work they're doing and how vital community support is. I ran the idea of a benefit concert by James (Hetfield), and we quickly had an amazing lineup of artists on board...and now we've got an epic event -- the first of many, hopefully -- so we can keep their research and programs funded and on the path to a cure."
Tickets are currently on sale, and more information is available at www.acousticforacure.org.