For the first time ever on ABC's "General Hospital
," actor and musician Rick Springfield
will sing on the multi-award winning daytime drama. Airing on Thursday, August 23, Springfield will perform the song "Who Killed Rock 'n Roll?" from his upcoming album due for release in early 2008.
In addition, national non-profit LIFEbeat will be incorporated into the concert storyline to educate the audience on the worthwhile, real-life charitable organization that works with the music industry and those affected by HIV/AIDS.
In the storyline, Dr. Noah Drake (Rick Springfield), his son, Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson), and Dr. Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough) tell hospital patient and rock star Eli Love (Rick Springfield in a dual role) that he needs emergency surgery and must cancel his appearance in a charity concert benefiting LIFEbeat. Enter Anna Devane (Finola Hughes
) who quickly devises a plan to transform Dr. Noah Drake - who strikingly resembles the rocker - into the musician so that the show goes on as scheduled. Pandemonium ensues as Dr. Drake tries desperately to become the rock star for whom he is "pinch hitting."