Los Angeles News
LOS ANGELES—Bruce Springsteen, a.k.a “The Boss,” was named Person of the Year by MusiCares on n Friday, February 8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Prior to the 55th annual Grammy Awards Ceremony, the convention center on S. Figueroa St. (where the Grammys take place) held a reception, silent auction, dinner, and tribute concert in honor of the “Born in the USA” and “Born to Run” singer. The event was hosted by Jon Stewart, and included performances by artists including Alabama Shakes, Jackson Browne, Kenny Chesney, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Jim James, Elton John, Juanes, John Legend, Natalie Maines, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Sting, Eddie Vedder and Neil Young.
According to Springsteen’s official website, the 20-time Grammy winner started the auction with an autographed guitar that reached up to $70,000, signed by artists such as Katy Perry, Emmylou Harris, Tim McGraw, and others. An hour long guitar lesson by Springsteen himself was also included in the auction, in addition to a ride on the side of his Harley, tickets and backstage passes to his concerts, and even a home cooked lasagna meal by his mother.
This year’s MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute was the foundation’s 23rd. The MusiCares foundation has a mission of assisting people in the music industry by providing a range of financial, medical, and personal services with the intent to preserve and improve the “health and welfare of the music community,” according to their official website.
The 2013 Grammys will be held on Sunday, February 10 8:00 p.m. (EST) on CBS.
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