Monday, November 9, 2009

Autism Speaks at Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe Boston will host a Rock-N-Roll Benefit for Autism Awareness on Saturday, December 12 at 7 p.m.

The event will feature live music by Boston-based band SLIP KID, with Gary Cherone.

Cherone is the lead singer of the rock band Extreme and former lead singer of the band Van Halen.

SLIP KID is a The Who tribute band, made up of veterans of the Boston music scene, with Gary's former Extreme bandmate, singer/songwriter Paul Mangone on bass, Dana Spellman, on drums, Jeff Calder on the keyboard and on guitar, Gary's brother Mark Cherone.

The event will also include a silent auction with proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization.