Rock stars Quiet Riot, Eddie Money and SKUM will join to host a benefit for CHARLEE, an organization that aids abused, abandoned and neglected children and troubled families in Miami-Dade County.
The Colony Theatre in Miami will rock on March 5 with the rockumentary “SKUM Rocks” premiering, narrated by Alice Cooper. The long-awaited film, labeled as one of the most important rock and roll films of the past 20 years, tells the story of the 1980s band SKUM, one of the strangest acts in rock history. Early on, SKUM was based in Miami as members Hart Baur, Pat Burke and John Eaton attended local high schools. They ultimately lost a chance to become superstars in rock and roll after losing their master music tapes in a Miami carjacking.
The band eventually filed for bankruptcy and the film chronicles the story.
The film also captures the greats of rock and roll, television and film with 50-plus celebrity cameos by stars, including Jon Stewart, Paul Stanley, Kevin Bacon and Brian Johnson.
“Everyone came on board for this project,” said Baur, SKUM lead singer-producer. “People knew this story had to be told and it seems like everybody jumped onboard.”
The red carpet film premiere at the Colony Theatre starts at 6 p.m. Popular Big 105 radio personality Paul Castronovo will be master of ceremonies for the event. Rock and roll stars Quiet Riot, Eddie Money and Skum are featured acts for the after-party concert at Downtown’s Grand Central. The party runs 6-11 p.m. Tickets for the film are $25 and $50 for the concert. Film tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com/e/skum-rocksfilm-premiere-concertafter-party-tickets- 15138994139; party tickets at grandcentralmiami.ticketfly.com/event/751793.
For information about CHARLEE, go to charlee.org/wp-content/themes/charlee/assets/skumrocknew.pdf.