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Now, That's What I Call A Party!

[Photo Credit:  The New York Times]
Dollar Loan Center CEO Chuck Brennan knows how to throw a bash. At his annual company holiday party recently he helped raise nearly $300,000 for charity while partying with over famous rockers, and 500 employees and guests who were awarded $250,000 in cash and prizes.

The show opened with The Doors' Robby Krieger playing "LA Woman," followed by "Roadhouse Blues" with actor Val Kilmer, who portrayed Jim Morrison in the 1991 movie about the band. Comedian-musician Gary Mule Deer followed, then Alice Cooper, Jack Blades of Night Ranger and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac jammed accompanied by KISS members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer while Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley cheered from the audience.

Over $200,000 of the donations are going directly to Alice Cooper's Solid Rock Foundation, a $20,000 donation to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in the name of Robby Krieger as well as a $10,000 donation to Rupert's Kids, the nonprofit organization founded by Survivor's Rupert Boneham who was also a guest at the event.

Throughout the evening, famed "Speed Painter" Rock Demarco showcased his talents with artwork that was created live at the event and auctioned off for more than $100,000.

During the gala Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, and Eric Singer helped Brennan give away four brand new KISS Mini Coopers to Dollar Loan Center employees. "All employees walked away with prizes, from$100 in cash to a new car.

[Source: SFGate]