Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2012
Metal rocker Willie Basse is joining Slash, Rob Zombie, Megadeath, Chickenfoot, Queensryche, Chevelle and more than 60 of rock’s hottest bands at Rocklahoma (http://www.Rocklahoma.com), one of the USA’s biggest rock festivals, in Pryor City, OK, for two shows on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26. But Basse’s performance-with-a-purpose will also raise funds and food for Feed America-NOW, his 501c3 non-profit corporation that collects and redistributes food through local food banks to feed local people in every city that Basse visits.
On May 26, Basse, the former frontman of the pioneering metal band Black Sheep whose past members include Slash, Paul Gilbert (Racer-X), Randy Castillo (Ozzy Osbourne) and James Kottak (The Scorpions), will perform with his namesake Willie Basse band featuring guitar virtuoso Patrick Abbate from Italy. On May 25, Basse will perform with SNEW as they debut “Pull My Stinger”, their new single recorded by Ken Scott (The Beatles, David Bowie).
The massive, three-day festival is expected to draw more than 60,000 rock fans, but Basse isn’t just bringing his Sunset-Strip style of rock-and-roll to the festival. He’s also asking fans to bring cans of food to his show for Feed America-NOW.
As the economy continues to leave Americans impoverished, hunger is now a reality for one in six adult Americans and one in five American children who go to bed hungry every night.
“Come hungry for rock and roll, but leave fulfilled,“ Basse explains. “The face of America’s hungry is changing. Today, there are many hard-working families who are having trouble making ends meet. But by donating funds and food, we all have the power to make a difference. We all have the power to be an everyday hero.”
Following Rocklahoma, Basse and SNEW will perform in Lake of the Ozarks, MO (May 28); Kansas City, MO (May 29); Lincoln, NE (May 30); Denver, CO (May 31); Salt Lake City, UT (June 1) and Las Vegas, NV (June 2).
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