Music Legends Raise Funds for The Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund

Their songs have been the soundtrack to our lives for decades, and now animal lovers are singing the praises of rock n’ roll icons who have helped enrich the lives of both people and pets through music.

On December 20th Jackson Browne, The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, ELO frontman Jeff Lynne and Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were among the plethora of performers who took to the stage at The Troubadour in West Hollywood to raise the roof while raising funds.  Rolling Stone reports that the jam fest benefited both Little Kids Rock, which provides musical instruments for children, and the Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund, which offers comfort and care for neglected and abused animals, focusing on the aged and those facing difficult medical challenges.

Billed as the first Merry Minstrel Musical Circus: A Holiday Gathering and Goodwill Jamathon, the event was the brainchild of singer and producer Jonathan Wilson and Mike Campbell– songwriter, producer and guitarist for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

Music buffs who missed the medley of acts who belted out classics like “Roll Over Beethoven,” “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” and “Take It Easy” at The Troubadour still have the chance to meet one of the masterminds of the benefit and help a paws cause in the process. Mike Campbell– who is a Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund Board Member– is tuning up for a Rock the Dogs fundraiser, the second annual Clubhouse Dinner raffle, which will take place on January 25, 2013 at the private rental space of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Three winners will enjoy dinner with Mike Campbell and Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund board members at the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Clubhouse; receive domestic or international airfare (up to $500 in value); three nights accommodation in the Los Angeles area; VIP entry as a guest of Mike Campbell to a private event on January 26th, a private guitar lesson with Mike Campbell, to take place at the event.

For more information regarding the clubhouse dinner raffle and Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund’s ongoing efforts to help pets in need:

Mike Campbell talks about The Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund and the upcoming clubhouse dinner in the following clip:

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.