Chad Smith, Geezer Butler to be honored at 2020 Sound and Vision Awards

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler will be honored at the 2020 Sound and Vision Awards, scheduled for May 12 in Los Angeles.

The annual benefit concert is hosted by Adopt the Arts, a music and arts education organization co-founded by former Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum.

Smith and Butler, along with acclaimed visual artist Shepard Fairey, will be recognized at the event for their “meaningful impact on our culture through their music and art.”

The night will also feature performances from GN’R’s Slash and Duff McKagan, Metallica‘s Robert Trujillo, Velvet Revolver’s Dave Kushner, Rob Zombie guitarist John 5, The Cult‘s Billy Duffy, Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens, and Ozzy Osbourne‘s Ordinary Man producer and guitarist Andrew Watt.

“Doing these annual events for Adopt the Arts are always rewarding with so many great artists stepping in to help out,” says Sorum in a statement. “I’m very grateful for all of my musician and artist friends who I’ve met throughout my career that believe in this organization.”

“I feel this year might be our best yet with the great Chad Smith and Geezer Butler along with the incredible Shepard Fairey as our honorees,” he adds. “This show is going to Rock!”

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