Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Rock band Aerosmith was honored as the 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year at a star-studded tribute concert in Los Angeles.
Billboard.com reported Cheap Trick performed "Rats in the Cellar," Ashley McBryde covered "Dude (Looks Like a Lady,)" Kesha sang "Janie's Got a Gun" and LeAnn Rimes belted "Livin' on the Edge," while Aerosmith performed its own hits "Big 10 Inch Record," "Dream On" and "Sweet Emotion."
"Musicians, magicians, artists. And remember, people only really get interesting when they start to rattle the bars on their cages. And the best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up," lead singer Steven Tyler said as Aerosmith collected its award.
Drummer Joey Kramer did not perform with Aerosmith during the show because of a legal dispute with his fellow musicians about his readiness to rejoin the group following an injury.
He was, however, permitted to appear with the band when its prize was presented.
"A shout out to love and gratitude, to MusiCares, to all our fans, to my partners, to my ever supportive wife, Linda, and to you guys out there and to the music industry," Kramer said.
The concert raised $6 million for The Recording Academy's efforts to assist musicians in need.