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Cara Mastrey to Visit KNAC.COM Today to Discuss Tawn Mastrey Hepatitis C Aware Project

By Newsferatu, Writer
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 7:43 AM


Today at 5:30pm Pacific Time

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Tune in today at 5:30pm Pacific Time when Tawn Mastrey's sister, Cara Mastrey visits KNAC.COM to update Junkman on the Tawn Mastrey Foundation, and the Tawn Mastrey Hepatitis C Aware Project which has initial offers of help from many a rock star whom Tawn's life and passing touched in an indelible way.

The following press release provides more information on the project:

Groundwork is being laid for The Tawn Mastrey Hepatitis C Aware Project. The non profit Foundation is on a mission to assemble devoted, generous friends of the late great, DJ Tawn Mastrey, with the goal of creating a compilation album of tracks recorded and donated by the formidable cache of musicians with whom Tawn interacted over her magnificent 30 year career that began in the freeform 70s at San Jose’s KSJO and included several years at Pure Rock 105.5 KNAC in Long Beach, CA.

The Hepatitis C Awareness Compilation album is a not a musical epitaph but a loud and lovely celebration of one amazing woman’s life and her eternal love of rock n’ roll. There are more than190 million people in the world today infected with Hepatitis C today, and the majority are unaware of it and are spreading the disease. This figure will triple by 2012, if nothing is done to wake people up, get tested and live consciously.

“The Tawn I knew and adored was personable, charming, enchanting, loving, funny, ballsy, bossy, generous, and inspiring,” recalls her sister, Cara Mastrey. “Tawn was kind to everyone she met. She made strangers and friends alike feel important. And if their music rocked, she was not afraid to tell the world through her sexy airwave voice and professional media influence.”

Black Sabbath drummer, Bill Ward, recently crowned Tawn with the venerable title, "Queen Ambassador of Heavy Metal Music.”

“A few days before Tawn died, Cara Mastrey, Tawn's sister asked her, ‘what can I do for you?’” “Desperately weak, she whispered in my ear, ‘please, get the word out to stop the spread of Hep C. Do it through my music friends. I know they’ll help.”

We’re talking about raising awareness here, using the power of rock and celebrity to help others avoid the horrific medical ordeal and premature departure that so inevitably accompanies this nefarious affliction. Cara and the Tawn Mastrey Foundation are reaching out to you to help us with this grand task. So far, the responses from the artist community have been incredible. The following individuals and/or bands have confirmed their participation in the project.

Sammy Hagar has offered a live version of the Montrose classic, "Rock Candy'” with Neal Schon on lead guitar.

The following artists have also acknowledged to Cara their desire to participate.

  • Sammy Hagar
  • Ronnie Montrose
  • Slash
  • Tom Morello/ Rage Against the Machine & Nightwatchman
  • Rudy Sarzo/ White Snake, Quiet Riot, Ozzy
  • Nadir D Priest/ London
  • Fergie Fredrickson /Singer of Toto
  • Eric Bloom / Blue Oyster Cult
  • Shark Island
  • Ratt
  • XYZ
  • Billy Sheehan/ Mr. Big, David Lee Roth, etc
  • L.A Guns
  • Rhino Bucket
  • Metal Knights
  • Witch
  • Dodd
  • and more...
“I know this is just the beginning,” says Cara. “Tawn knew so many great musicians. She did so much for hard rock music during her long career. I hope anyone and everyone who wants to contribute to this album will contact me.”

Cara also reports that Remy Maxwell, (KNAC, 93X now Sirius), has offered to mix a portion of the record in Minneapolis while Stew Herrera from KNAC and KLOS 95.5, has offered to engineer other tracks in Los Angeles. Veteran DJ, Paul ‘The Lobster’ Wells is also onboard. “I’m in the process of assembling my sister’s audio archives,” reports Cara. “Her vocal presence in the form of carefully selected air checks and sound bites will be very much a part of this wondrous recording.”

On August 20th, Tawn's birthday, her family and friends will be planting a tree for the Leather Nun’s in Landsboro, Minnesota where Tawn had her fondest memories with her family. We’re also planning an eBay auction, collecting memorabilia from famous friends. Alice Cooper has already donated a signed cane.” "Ozzy is donating a signed guitar and Rock Photographer Neil Zlozower is donating 2 photos.

For more information, please visit the following websites. And thank you all for taking the time to read this message.

www.tawnmastreybenefit.com
www.myspace.com/mastreyproductions
www.myspace.com/mastreycara


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