Rock The Vote To Honor Gabriel, Morissette, Chuck D
Rock The Vote will honor Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morissette, and Public Enemy frontman Chuck D next month at the organization's 10th annual awards ceremony. On Feb. 22 at New York's Roseland Ballroom, MRock The Vote will honor Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morissette, and Public Enemy frontman Chuck D next month at the organization's 10th annual awards ceremony. On Feb. 22 at New York's Roseland Ballroom, Morissette and Gabriel will be bestowed with Patrick Lippert Awards, named for Rock The Vote's late executive director. Chuck D, meanwhile, will be honored with the group's Founder's Award.
Chuck D is being recognized for his continuing work with Rock The Vote, the National Urban League, and various community organizations. Gabriel, meanwhile, is being recognized for his work in human rights, which includes his involvement with WITNESS, the organization he co-founded to allow activists to document abuses worldwide.
Morissette's involvement in various benefit concerts, including events supporting Groundwork, Music Without Borders, and the Bridge School, as well the 1997 Tibetan Freedom Concert, earned her the award.
"I feel honored and blessed to be able to express my humanness, yearnings, and revelations through my art," Morissette said in a statement. "For that to be something that may touch and inspire others, that invites them to define themselves in accordance to me, and that may remind them in some small way of their beauty and the gift that is life is the greatest gift I could possibly imagine."
Presented by Rock The Vote and MTV, the event will be sponsored by Old Spice, L'Oreal, T-Mobile, and 7UP. Tickets for the awards ceremony are available through the Rock The Vote Web site. VIP tickets are priced at $500, while individual tickets cost $150. Performers for the event have not yet been announced.
Last year's ceremony at the House of Blues in Los Angeles honored Dave Matthews, Destiny's Child, "The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin, and National Association of Record Merchandisers president Pam Horovitz. Nelly Furtado, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Glenn Lewis performed.