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Former Soundgarden and Audioslave singer Chris Cornell will be honoured at a dinner and concert on May 11 for his efforts to help recovering addicts.

Cornell, who has himself struggled with alcoholism, is to receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award during the third annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert.

The MusiCares Foundation provide a safety net for music people in times of need, including access to addiction recovery treatment.

Cornell will also perform during the event in the run-up to the release his second solo album, “Carry On,” on June 5. Other performers will include David Gahan of Depeche Mode, blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and the band Army of Anyone.

The event is open to the public, with ticket prices ranging from $100 for a balcony seat through to $10,000 for a table of 10 at the front.

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