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Guns N' Roses Perform Benefit for Twilight Singers Bassist

September 28, 2009 10:54 AM ET

Members of Guns n' Roses, Weezer, Jane's Addiction and MC5 performed at a benefit concert this weekend at Los Angeles' Roxy to help raise money for Scott Ford, the Twilight Singers bassist and a founding member of the all-star band Camp Freddy. Ford recently underwent surgery to have his teeth pulled out due to a periodontal condition that was poisoning his system and could have resulted in a heart attack. The procedure cost $50,000, and left Ford bankrupt and barely able to talk.

To help their friend pay his medical bills, Duff McKagan, Dave Navarro, Greg Dulli, Weezer's Scott Shriner, MC5's Wayne Kramer, Velvet Revolver's Dave Kushner, Donovan Leitch, the Cult's Billy Morrison and many more staged a concert in Ford's honor to help raise the funds. So far, Ford has raised $8,000 through his Scott Ford Radio site, which features a link for further donations. "Thank you to all you generous folks who have the heart to help out a musician with no health insurance, I really appreciate it," Ford writes.

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