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Rockers In Recovery Radio/Magazine or The RIR All Star Band - WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY 12 STEP Organization IN ANY Form.
Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll was their mantra, and it could have been their death sentence. Now, decades into recovery from hard-core drug and alcohol addictions, a handful of members from some of the hottest rock bands of the 1970s and '80s are joining forces to prove to musicians and music lovers alike a greater truth: Life after sobriety can still be a rocking good time.
The Rockers In Recovery All Star Band combines cream of the crop musicians, and some serious good time Rock and Roll. We also invite other musicians that are in recovery or support recovery to help carry our message of hope through music. Most importantly the message of “Rockers In Recovery Live Concert Series” is that treatment and education mixed with “HAVING FUN” in recovery is indeed possible!!
"Rockers In Recovery All Star Band" - The group consists of Ricky Byrd of Joan Jett and the Black Hearts, Liberty DeVitto, Billy Joel's former drummer; former Aerosmith guitarist and songwriter Richie Supa; and Todd Rundgren collaborator Kasim Sulton. Each band member pulls in like-minded musicians to support the cause.
Among those who have lent their names and talents are recovery supporters Ian Hunter, Simon Kirke (Bad Co),Michael Des Barres,Billy J Kramer,LaLa Brooks (The Crystals),Handsome Dick Manitoba (The Dictators, Little Steven's Underground Garage),Gene Cornish (The Rascals),Peppy Castro (Blues Magoos),Mark Bosch (Ian Hunter Rant Band,Garland Jeffries),Ross The Boss ( The Dictators),Joe Hurley (Joe Hurley & The Gents, Keith Richards' 'LIFE'), Arno Hecht and Larry Etkin (Uptown Horns),Adam Roth (Billy J. Kramer),Marge Raymond (singer/songwriter/actress) Christine Ohlman (Saturday Night Live band); Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge); Jeff Kazee (Southside Johnny, Bon Jovi); and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes' Jeff Kazee, Chris Anderson, Neal Pawley and Muddy Shews.
The brainchild of South Florida radio and magazine veteran John Hollis, the cause is supported by an online radio station (RIRconcerts.com/radio-station) that broadcasts music, interviews, reviews and news on addiction recovery and other topics to 20,000 to 25,000 listeners a month via a 24-hour, live-streamed Internet signal and 75,000 readers of Rockers In Recovery Magazine.
Rockers In Recovery Inc. non-profit (501(c)(3)(Pending) was created to provide support and funding for musicians and their families suffering from all forms of addiction. Our goal is to provide education and support about addiction, as well as, treatment to those who cannot afford it. We initiate and develop opportunities that encourage interaction between Rockers In Recovery and its fellow donors to help them maintain meaningful and rewarding connections to our organization. More Info Here http://www.rockersinrecovery.org/