Crazy Town, Rob Zombie, One Side Zero, Shuvel, and current Guns N’ Roses members Tommy Stinson and Robbin Finck were among the capacity crowd at a massive party for charity at producer Rick Rubin’s famed Hollywood Hills mansion Saturday night (August 25).
Others appearing included actors Andy Dick, Milla Jovovich, and Nastassja Kinski. One Side Zero, Shuvel, and Crazy Town turntablist DJ AM performed.
The event was to raise money for Schools On Wheels, a Los Angeles-based charity providing education for homeless children. Crazy Town frontman Epic Mazur tells LAUNCH that he was there to support the cause. “When the right people get involved in the right situations they can bring together a lot of people. And so, it’s fortunate that Rick Rubin and the people that invited us here got involved because maybe we never would have known about this cause.”
The house is perhaps best known as the location of the recording of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 1991 album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, as well as others by Marilyn Manson, Love & Rockets, and American Head Charge. However, it’s also known to be haunted, which was what most appealed to actor Eric Balfour, from the series Six Feet Under. “We’re trying to have a seance here for any non-living Playboy or Penthouse models,” Balfour tells LAUNCH. “I know there are more important figures, maybe Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, but we really want to know these deceased Playmates and Pets.”
The event was closely monitored by fire marshals, and at times the evening late-arrivals were forced to wait for access on the sidewalk adjacent the property. The party also snarled traffic down Laurel Canyon Boulevard throughout the night.