Sammy Hagar joked with the crowd. James Hetfield got real. Billie Joe Armstrong and Pat Monahan had everyone singing along.
The stars charmed in very different ways during the first annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert on Thursday at the Fillmore. Yet, they all added something to the equation, resulting in a very enjoyable evening of music.
It's was Hagar's brainchild. The Bay Area's famed Red Rocker, who was enshrined into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Van Halen in 2007, was looking for a way to support the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.