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Alt rock stalwart Henry Rollins has organized a March 8 benefit concert to raise awareness of the case of the West Memphis Three, who many believe were wrongly convicted of murdering three boys in Arkansas in 1993. Proceeds from the show at Los Angeles' Troubadour -- which will feature the Rollins band, Wayne Kramer's Ship of Fools, and Exene Cervenka's Original Sinners -- will be donated to the legal bills the trio is facing in their attempts to obtain a new trial.
Along with the concert, a silent auction featuring autographed items from Rollins Band, the Supersuckers, Cervenka, and others will also be held, and copies of last October's "Free the West Memphis Three" benefit disc (featuring Tom Waits, Long Beach Dub-All Stars, Rocket From The Crypt, and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, among others) will be available.
Tickets for the benefit are available via the Troubadour box office and Ticketmaster.
-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.