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Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction) & Rock Against MS Present “Beat MS” Drum Circle

Drum Circle


1st Drum Circle For Healing Takes Place Sunday, August 10th


Stephen Perkins

Stephen Perkins

Stephen Perkins, drummer of Jane’s Addiction, will lead the BEAT MS Drum Circle Sunday, August 10th at the Paramount Ranch nestled in Agoura Hills, CA. Perkins has asked many of his friends to join and help the healing begin, and they’ll be doing just that. “MS has hit three (3) family members of mine – yea 3!” shares Stephen. “I’m HITTING BACK! For me, playing the drums feels so good, it’s medicine. Let’s bang some drums together and make some noise … Join me at the BEAT MS Drum Circle!”

Perkins, adamant about healing and helping people who suffer from MS, put a lot of thought into this day and has arranged for his endorsers to be involved. REMO has generously donated the drums, shakers and maracas and Promark has sent a case of his signature sticks for Perkins to give away as a gift to the “MS family members” who attend ~ he will be signing them as well as lending a hand in the drumming to heal.


Drum circles are very therapeutic for both the person living with the disease as well as the family members and caregivers who love them.  It is a time to let go and feel the power of the energy that drums (and the support of the circle) give.


‘We are very excited that Stephen Perkins is so much a part of our goal to help people with MS now,” says music industry powerhouse (and good friend of FlashWounds) Nancy B. Sayle, founder of Rock Against MS Foundation. “He is amazing  ~ We did the March 2014 RAMS concert in Hollywood, CA and he contacted us and wanted to play this event. We talked at the show and after learning he has family members with MS, I brought up a drum circle and he said, ‘Let’s do it!’ ~ so now we are here. This is just the start of many and as we get the hang of it, I hope it grows. We all need healing.”


So come bang some drums and heal from the rhythm ~ the event is free as is a gathering for people with MS, their families and friends, and all those who are affected by the disease and work to, as Stephen put it best, “…HIT BACK!”


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ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION will provide services from a three (3) grant resource system which will provide daily care, quality of life needs and emergency funding to assist people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in living independent and full lives. Additionally, a brick and mortar facility we will call THE ROCK HOUSE is in the planning stages and will provide ~ free of charge ~ a number of programs and opportunities designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those whose lives have been affected by MS.

Learn a Little More About Multiple Sclerosis


  • Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.
  • MS interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving.
  • Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis.  The advancement, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.
  • Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. 

MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.1 million worldwide.


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