CD to Benefit MN Bridge Victims

A three-CD benefit album including previously released and unreleased tracks by Los Lobos, Dick Dale, the Stray Cats, Les Claypool, Lee "Scratch" Perry and George Clinton, guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, cowpunks Jason and the Scorchers, and many more, will hit retail outlets this week. Proceeds from the project--called “Musicians for Minneapolis: 57 Songs for the I-35W Bridge Disaster Relief Effort”--will benefit Minnesota Helps, a disaster fund that aids victims, survivors, rescuers and families affected by the Aug. 2nd, 2007 collapse. The CD will sell for $20.

Also, the Electro-Voice audio company will hold a charity auction to benefit the above, featuring two Les Paul guitars signed by Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wyle, a Dean bass signed by all members of Megadeth, a custom Dick Dale flame guitar, and an Ibanez guitar signed by Steve Vai.