The two Marin County residents both have rich musical histories and are two of the Bay Area's most recognizable rock stars. Hagar has been active since the '70s, first fronting Montrose -- the seminal hard-rock band led by the late, great Bay Area guitar great Ronnie Montrose -- before moving to a successful solo career. Hagar would go on to join Van Halen during the '80s after the departure of David Lee Roth, helping elevate the already popular band to even greater global fame as the group notched the biggest hits of its career. Hetfield grew up in Southern California, but moved to the Bay Area with Metallica in order to bring Bay Area bassist Cliff Burton into the fold prior to the band's explosion as one of thrash metal's pioneering forces and its rise to become one of the biggest and most beloved rock bands on the planet.
Last year, Hagar and Hetfield were joined by a variety of guests from the Bay and beyond for the benefit with Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, local guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, Train lead vocalist Pat Monahan and Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson all performing. For the second edition of the concert, they will welcome return appearances by Satriani and Monahan as well as performances by Alice In Chains guitarist/singer Jerry Cantrell, 4 Non-Blondes leader and famed songwriter/producer Linda Perry, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and more. Much like Neil Young's long established and legendary Bridge School Benefit, Acoustic-4-A-Cure will feature plenty of unique, once-in-a-lifetime musical moments with unannounced duets, jams and surprise guests planned.
Friday, May 15, 8 p.m. $60-$125