As reported by, 80s metal legends Y&T will be holding a special New Year's Eve Benefit Concert for original bassist Phil Kennemore who is battling metastatic cancer. The event will be held on December 31st at The Avalon in Santa, Clara, CA. Doors are at 8PM and tickets are $75. 100% of the proceeds will go to Phil Kennemore.

Of the special guests who have volunteered to perform are Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate and Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer. Others include Don Dokken (Dokken), Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell), Sean McNabb (Dokken, Montrose), Loren Gold (Roger Daltrey), and Paul Bostaph (Testament, Slayer).

Friends who have donated items/services to help include:

Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Joey Allen, Erik Turner from Warrant, Jeff Scott Soto (Journey, Yngwie Malmsteen), Tigertailz, Timothy Drury (ex-Whitesnake).

Very special guest performances and unique auction items will be available at the event. Other auction items will be available at the Y&T web site. For more info visit