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New Jersey Benefit Concert Featuring Lou Gramm and Marty Balin Taking Place Friday Night

Image courtesy of Courtesy of Slick Aguilar (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Courtesy of Slick Aguilar (via ABC News Radio)

Just a reminder that ex- Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm and former Jefferson Airplane / Jefferson Starship singer Marty Balin will be performing at a special benefit concert on Friday night at the Victoria Theater at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.  The show will raise funds for longtime Jefferson Starship guitarist Slick Aguilar , who underwent a liver transplant last summer.

Aguilar found out a few years ago that he was suffering from hepatitis C, which is why he had to have the life-saving liver operation.  He currently is taking extremely expensive drugs to treat the disease.

In an interview with New Jersey's Star-Ledger newspaper, Aguilar reveals that his medical bills have exceeded $1 million since his liver problems began, including one medication that costs $1,000 per pill.

"I have to take it two times a day for 84 days," he says.  "What's that? $168,000 just for one drug."

Gramm, meanwhile, who suffered his own major health crisis in the 1990s when he underwent an operation to treat a brain tumor, says he's only too happy to be taking part in the concert.

"I had my life saved," the singer tells the Star-Ledger .  "So when I was asked to do this, I got a pang in my heart that was undeniable.  I'm a Christian man, and when I can help, I will."

The concert also will feature a silent auction offering autographed rock 'n' roll memorabilia.  In addition to helping Aguilar pay his medical bills, the show will raise awareness about hepatitis C and organ donation.

A similar concert for Aguilar was held in San Francisco in February 2013 that featured performances by Balin, David Crosby , Big Brother and the Holding Company and current members of the Jefferson Starship.

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