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If you've ever dreamed of owning a bass played by PRIMUS frontman Les Claypool, you now have a chance - and one that benefits a worthy cause. Two years ago, Claypool's nephew, Matthew was diagnosed with a rare form of infant leukemia at only two months old. Matthew is currently undergoing bone marrow transplant therapy at St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, TN. "Watching my younger brother and his wife go through one of the most heart aching situations that any parent can endure has been gut-wrenching," Claypool said.

Published in James' Journal
Thursday, May 24 2012 09:13

DC Entertainment says "We Can Be Heroes"

''We Can Be Heroes..." 

If you're like me, those four words should be enough to put David Bowie in your head (or maybe The Wallflowers) for the rest of the morning. For DC Dentertainment, home to DC Comics (my favorite publisher growing up) and countless iconic Superheroes, those words represent lending a hand to countries in the 'Horn' of Africa - Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya - as they face their worst drought in 60 years.

Published in James' Journal

If you didn't snag tickets to see GUNS N' ROSES at one of their ''up close and personal'' shows, you've now got a chance to catch the band online as they stream this Sunday's performance at the HOUSE OF BLUES here in Chicago. For only $5, you can take part in a pay-per-view livestream from GunsNRoses.com to benefit FEEDING AMERICA, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. Through the leadership of Feeding America, proceeds from domestic-based subscribers will be allocated throughout the U.S. Full details and times below... let's just hope that Axl shows up on time for this one...

Published in Music for Grownups

RIFF ROCKIT released his self-titled debut album last month, bestowing his conceptual form of ''kindie rock'' upon the little ones far and wide. As the music was hitting the market, Rockit's real-life alter-ego EVAN MICHAEL  was finalizing plans for something even more important - a run at raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Michael was first diagnosed with an extremely aggressive form of Leukemia (AML) just 15 years ago, and fortunately he's been cancer-free for 11 years after ''initially undergoing chemotherapy, two years of remission, a full disease relapse in 2000, and receiving the allogenic bone marrow transplant that finally saved his life.''

Published in Family Music
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