The guitar Kurt Cobain used during Nirvana’s legendary “MTV Unplugged” performance was recently sold during a “Music Icons” auction from Julien’s Auctions. According to Rolling Stone, the instrument received seven bids and ultimately sold for $6,010,00. In addition to the guitar, the winner also got the original hard-shell case, which Cobain decorated with a flyer for Poison Idea’s “Feel the Darkness,” a half-used pack of Martin guitar strings, three picks, and a suede “stash” bag that was decorated with a miniature spoon, fork, and knife.
The guitar Kurt Cobain used during Nirvana’s legendary “MTV Unplugged” performance is among the items that will be up for sale during a “Music Icons” auction from Julien’s Auctions. That event will take place in Beverly Hills, CA on June 19-20. A description of the guitar, which is estimated to sell for $1 million, can be found below:
“At the center of this event is the 1959 Martin D-18E played by Kurt Cobain throughout Nirvana’s most legendary performance in their live taping for the popular MTV Unplugged series on November 18, 1993. Approximately five months before his death, Cobain chose this guitar to paint what Rolling Stone called ‘his last self-portrait.'”
A piece of the royalties for Misfits’ “American Psycho” (1997), “Famous Monsters” (1999), and “Cuts From The Crypt” (2001) are currently up for auction on royaltyexchange.com. The winner will get the rights to a share of all sales, streaming, and sync royalties.
Producer Dave Fortman‘s share of the royalties for Slipknot‘s 2008 album “All Hope Is Gone“ and Simple Plan‘s 2008 self-titled album are currently up for auction on royaltyexchange.com. The winner will get the rights to Fortman‘s share of all sales, streaming, and sync royalties.
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has launched a guitar auction on eBay to raise money for Direct Relief’s COVID-19 response efforts. The auction features 13 different guitars and it will last until May 7 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. eBay will match the donation for up to $1 million.
Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) has launched an eBay auction to raise money for Birmingham’s Heartlands hospital charity. The guitarist said the following about that:
“The Tony Iommi auction to benefit the Birmingham’s Heartlands hospital charity is now live! All items are from Tony’s personal stash, all will be autographed, and the winner will get free shipping to wherever, that includes the Epiphone SG guitar! Some of the others include a Japanese DVD set of “The End Live in Birmingham”, a Dehumanizer 2CD set, and many more! You can view all the items for auction here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/queenelizabethhospitalcharity The shipping won’t be next day, but you won’t have to pay for it, and all proceeds will go straight to the charity.”
Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) has announced that he will be auctioning off some personal items to raise money for Birmingham’s Heartlands hospital charity. The auction is currently set to launch on Monday (April 6).
We were about to announce a charity “evening with Tony Iommi” to raise some money for the Birmingham hospitals, when this awful virus struck. Now as all charitable events have been cancelled, I wanted to still do something to help. So, I’ve put a few things together of my own up for auction. All the money raised will go to the Birmingham’s Heartlands hospital charity.
Please! I hope that you can help, they really do need our support ! Without these doctors and nurses, what would we do….we owe them so much! — Tony”
Clutch’s Neil Fallon has organized a charity auction to help raise money for the Innocent Lives Foundation. A number of items are up for sale including a guitar signed by Clutch, a guitar Corey Taylor used to write his upcoming solo album (signed by Slipknot), a guitar signed by Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), a guitar signed by Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), a guitar signed by members of No Doubt, a guitar and signed LP from Thursday, posters signed by Foo Fighters and Black Label Society, and a photo print of the late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) signed by photographer Andrew Stuart. You can bid on the various items at auctions.innocentlivesfoundation.org.
Rush’s Geddy Lee has announced that he will be auctioning off six of his blue-ribbon, coveted classic guitars. The instruments will be sold during Mecum Auctions’ Las Vegas-based auction on October 10-12. You can read more about that and check out the guitars over at mecum.com.
Chimaira are auctioning off a .03 cent royalty check via eBay. You can bid on that HERE. The winner will receive the check and a signed copy of “Resurrection.” 10% of the proceeds will go towards Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Inc.