Cheap Trick will help fete Aerosmith as the 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year. 
Photo: Rusch Young
Photo: Rusch Young

Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar, Johnny Depp added to lineup to honor Aerosmith at MusiCares Person of the Year ceremony

A new round of names including Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar, Luis Fonsi, LeAnn Rimes and Johnny Depp will help pay tribute to Aerosmith at the 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert.

As previously reported, the band will also be feted by Foo Fighters, Alice Cooper, Jonas Brothers, H.E.R., John Mayer, Yola and other artists at the event, which takes place in Los Angeles on Jan. 24.

Long associated with Grammy Awards week (the show airs at 8 p.m. Jan. 26 on CBS), the MusiCares event spotlights an artist for philanthropic and charity work. Aerosmith was tapped for 2020 in part because of Steven Tyler’s Janie’s Fund, which operates a location in Douglasville. 

Previous MusiCares Person of the Year honorees include Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Bono, Gloria Estefan, Sting, Carole King and Paul McCartney. This is only the second time a band will receive the honor (Fleetwood Mac was the first in 2018, which became their last live performance with Lindsey Buckingham).

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.