Billy Morrison (Billy Idol, ex-The Cult) and Janes’s Addiction man Dave Navarro are putting on this Above Ground benefit for the second year, in the process raising funds and awareness for causes that help those suffering with mental health issues. “Suicide, depression, mental illness obviously affects people that aren’t in the music business, but we obviously were affected by Scott [Weiland], Chester [Bennington], Chris [Cornell] and others,” Morrison told us last year. The theme seems to be performing classic albums in their entirety — last year we got Adam & the Ants’ Kings of the Wild Frontier and the Velvet Underground’s debut. This time, we get The Stooges’ debut, and Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust… Guests include Billy Idol, Perry Farrell, Juliette Lewis, Wayne Kramer and more. But it’s all about the cause.
Above Ground takes place at 8 p.m. on Monday, September 16 at the Fonda Theatre.