The Who's Pete Townshend was honored by MusiCares last week alongside his longtime band manager Bill Curbishley, for his dedication to helping other addicts with the recovery project.
The acknowledgement was part of the MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit, which was held for the first time in New York City this year. Traditionally, the event has been held in LA, home of The Recording Academy and MusiCares.
“The secret for me to be able to do this 50th anniversary tour with The Who, and still kind of put on a reasonable show and be up there and move around and enjoy the music, has been the 30 years that I’ve been clean,” Townshend said in accepting the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication to the MusiCares mission.
Other a-list stars including Bruce Springstien and Billy Idol were onhand to support MusiCares, the charity arm of The Recording Academy. All procedes from the MAP benefit will go town helping people in the music industry have access to treatment, regardless of their financial siutation.
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