Dave Navarro recently reunited with Red Hot Chilli Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis for the first time on stage since 1997 as part of the Above Ground benefit show in Los Angeles. . Navarro was fired from the band in 1998. It was also noted that Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new song’s title was leaked.
Anthony Kiedis and Dexter Holland joined Dave Navarro and others
Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis and The Offspring’s Dexter Holland were the surprise guest musicians who performed last night (Monday, December 20) at the third “Above Ground” benefit concert founded by guitarists Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro and Billly Idol’s Billy Morrison at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California.
They joined an all-star bill that included Perry Farrell, Etty Lau Farrell, Corey Taylor Mark McGrath and Franky Perez. The event was hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky and included an art installation by Risk Rock.
Following previous successful events in 2018 and 2019, while sitting out in 2020 due to COVID-19, the evening celebrated the vinyl album as an art form, with the performance of two seminal albums in their entirety, while at the same time raising awareness and funds for the treatment of mental health. Throughout the event, there was an art installation from multi-talented fine artist, sculptor and graffiti pioneer Risk Rock.
It has been revealed that the proceeds from the event will be donated to MusiCares, the leading music charity that acts as a safety net for the music community.
“MusiCares has literally saved more than a few of our friends from dying,” said Navarro and Morrison. “Their role cannot be overstated, and we have precious few organizations that actively step in to help people on the brink. On the frontline, finding and paying for beds in treatment, arranging therapy and counseling, and actually speaking up on a public level about the importance of mental health are all reasons why we continue to do what we can to draw attention to this subject.”