Aerosmith Enlist Cheap Trick, Jonas Brothers, Kesha and John Legend for Grammy MusiCares Tribute

“The Dionysian spirit of rock WILL be unleashed! But without the self-destruction. Now it’s all about love,” says host Russell Brand

Everyone’s Sunday best made an early appearance for Friday night’s MusiCares event at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It didn’t matter if you were a music business attorney or host Russell Brand; your hairspray was extra-strength and your shoes were shining. And since the charity, now in its 30th year as a part of the Recording Academy, decided to celebrate the music and philanthropic efforts of Aerosmith, there was far more animal print and bedazzled satin than years past.

During the silent auction, guests bid on a variety of goodies that included guitars signed by Dixie Chicks, Sammy Hagar, Dave Grohl, Lady Gaga, Melissa Etheridge and Shawn Mendes alongside classic photos of everyone from Jimmy Page and Janis Joplin to Metallica and Nirvana, music-related art, gear, fancy travel packages, jewelry and the ability to spend one hour in Steven Tyler’s closet. (Okay, that last part wasn’t true, but a writer can dream.)