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Benefit to Help Assault Victim with Medical Bills

Fellow musicians come to the aid of bass guitarist Lance Lyons, who was brutally assaulted in December by a murder suspect.

Friends and family are hosting a benefit concert for assault victim Lance Lyons, who almost died when a tried to bludgeon him to death.

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Lyons, a local musician, was asleep on an easy chair in his home early Dec. 3 when allegedly began striking him with a 20-pound mallet.

Vasquez had been invited to the home Friday night by one of Lyons’ brothers. A party ensued, with pizza and movies.

Lyons, who arrived home around 1:20 a.m. after playing a gig in a San Clemente restaurant, really wasn’t part of the merriment. He ate some food and fell asleep in the family room.

He doesn’t remember the assault itself. He was hospitalized for six days and required facial reconstruction. Doctors put several titanium plates into his upper jaw.

The medical bills are overwhelming, as Lyons doesn’t have health insurance. So friends and family have organized a benefit concert. In the lineup:

Lyons is one of five brothers, who will be reuniting their own band, Lyons Den, to open the concert.

The show starts at noon Jan. 29 at the . Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. Information is available at the event’s Facebook page

Donations are being handled by Crime Survivors.

In addition, a silent auction featuring a new bike courtesy of a Triton surfboard, 2 Triton skimboards and a skateboard signed Ryan Sheckler will also raise money for the cause.

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