Gustavo Cerati Tribute Planned Two Months After His Death

Gustavo Cerati, 2007.

Gustavo Cerati performs in Bogota, Columbia on November 24, 2007.

Charly Garcia & Fito Paez among those taping the musical tribute 'Siempre Es Hoy' on Tuesday; the special will broadcast at a later date.

Charly Garcia and Fito Paez are among the Argentine artists set to gather in a television studio in Buenos Aires two months to the day after the death of Gustavo Cerati to honor their rock compatriot, collaborator and friend with a tribute to his music.

The homage, which will take the name of Cerati's solo album Siempre es Hoy, will be recorded Tuesday and broadcast at a later date in high-definition by TV Publica, according to media in Buenos Aires.

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Cerati's son, Benito Cerati, will join a lineup that also includes well-known Argentine musicians Ricardo Mollo, Richard Coleman, Leo García, Fernando Nalé, Leandro Fresco, Lisandro Aristimuño, Gonzalo Córdoba and Guillermo Beresñak and the groups Catupecu Machu, Massacre, Eruca Sativa and Rayos Láser. Cerati’s former Soda Stereo bandmates -- Zeta Bosio and Charly Alberti -- were not included in the list of participants.

Musician and producer Tweety Gonzalez, who worked frequently without Cerati throughout his career, is the musical director of the tribute.

Cerati, regarded as one of Latin America's greatest and most influential contemporary artists, died on Sept. 4. He had spent four years in a coma after suffering a stroke while on tour promoting his final album, Fuerza Natural.  He was 55 years old.

According to reports, fans will not have access to the taping of the special, produced with support from the Argentine ministry of Culture and Radio Nacional Rock as well as the public television station.


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