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QotSA’s Josh Homme, Alice Cooper & more playing benefit concert to restore historic Palm Springs venue

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Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and Alice Cooper are among the artists playing Rock the Plaza, an upcoming fundraising concert supporting the restoration of the historic Plaza Theatre in Palm Springs, California.

The show takes place November 11 and is being presented by the Save the Plaza Theatre initiative. The city-run campaign aims to bring the venue, which first opened in 1936, back to its “former glory” following years of disrepair.

Other artists on the lineup include Bad Company‘s Paul Rodgers, ex-Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum, Paul McCartney live guitarist Brian Ray, touring Queen member Spike Edney, The Who live bassist Jon Button and guitar virtuoso Orianthi.

Many of the participating acts live or have close connections to Palm Springs, including Homme, who famously records his Desert Sessions collaborative projects in the Palm Desert.

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