Elton John World News: Battle of The Bands Will Help Fight Cancer

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Friday 30 March 2012 @ 16:01 - GMT

Shred Kids Cancer, a nonprofit organisation that raises money to fight pediatric cancer, has invited the Ben Babylon Band to perform at Shredfest 4, in West Hollywood on Saturday, April 7.

Several other Southern California artists are also set to perform at this battle-of-the-bands music showcase, at the world-famous House of BluesBen Babylon is the son of the late Guy Babylon, Eltons long-time keyboardist and arranger. This will mark the second time that he has performed at Shredfest.

Ben is looking forward to playing his new single Contradiction and two other original songs with his band, Alex Arnaout, Jagger Krusen and Brian Schwartz. Other participating bands are Stereo Union, Sabrina Lentini Band, Common Gesture, Death of a Century, False Puppet and Aftershock, with special guest SLATR. Celebrity judges will include bassist Shavo Odadjian from System of a Down, dancer and singer Carrie Ann Inaba from ABCs Dancing with the Stars, DJ Lethal from Limp Bizkit and House of Pain, guitarist Dave Kushner from Velvet Revolver, and others to be announced. 

The judges arent the only ones who will get the celebrity treatment. Audience members will get to walk a red carpet when they arrive, posing for professional photographers along the way.

The concert will include a silent auction of one-of-a-kind items. Proceeds will benefit Mattel Childrens Hospital at the UCLA Medical Center.

Shred Kids Cancer will take place from noon-3:00 p.m. at the House of Blues, 8430 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA, and tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

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