Original Carcass Drummer Ken Owen Auctioning Off Drum Kit Used On “Necroticism – Descanting The Insalubrious” And “Heartwork”

Original Carcass drummer Ken Owen is auctioning off the drum kit he used on “Necroticism – Descanting The Insalubrious,” “Heartwork,” and more in an effort to raise money for a new computer. The set will also come with a framed certificate of authenticity signed by Owen, a framed photo of Owen signing the certificate, a framed photo of Owen behind the kit, and a framed Carcass shirt that was worn by Owen.

Slash’s Autographed Top Hat Among Items Being Auctioned For Kitten Rescue

Slash (Guns N’ Roses) has donated an autographed top hat to an online auction for Kitten Rescue. You can bid on that HERE. Notably, the guitarist has also donated an Appetite Les Paul Special-II Electric Guitar Performance Pack as well. You can bid on that HERE.

Ex-Five Finger Death Punch Guitarist Jason Hook To Auction Off Guitars, Motorcycles, Etc.

Starting June 11 at 10 a.m. PDT, former Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook will be auctioning off some memorabilia including guitars, motorcycles, and more. A portion of the proceeds will go towards Roadie Relief. Hook said the following about the auction:

“I was asked to help support www.roadierelief.org with an online auction and I jumped at the opportunity to help our roadie and crew member community get back on their feet. Live music is starting up again, but we can’t forget the last 15 months where these critical members of our music community were unable to work. We need to get together and support our industry.”

Eddie Van Halen Stage-Played And Signed Charvel EVH Art Series Guitar Up For Auction

A Charvel EVH Art Series electric guitar which was played onstage and signed by the late great Eddie Van Halen is currently up for auction. You can bid on that via Iconic Auctions until May 15.

The following was said about the item:

“Presented here is an item that should capture your attention for good reason, as it stands as one of the best guitars we’ve ever had the privilege to offer at auction. This is a stage-used Charvel EVH Art Series electric guitar with black and yellow base pattern, played during a Van Halen concert at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA on May 5, 2012 by none other than Eddie Van Halen himself. In addition to playing the guitar, Van Halen has certified the guitar’s usage with a bold silver pen marker signature and inscription on the body that reads: “Tacoma WA 5-5-2012, Eddie Van Halen, VH 2012.”

EVH Art Series back plate features an edition number of “239.” Includes a handsome custom hardshell carrying case with large “EVH” logo to inner lining. In fine condition.

Designed by the master himself, the Charvel EVH Art Series guitar is based on Eddie Van Halen’s original Frankenstein guitar, which was the musician’s attempt to merge the sound of a classic Gibson guitar with the physical attributes and tremolo bar functionality of a Fender Stratocaster. The striped finish was the result of Van Halen painting the guitar differing colors, applying strips of masking tape after each coat, and then peeling to reveal his Shelleyan monstrosity.

Provenance on this guitar is absolutely rock-solid. Accompanied by a photo of Van Halen playing the guitar on stage, as well as a certificate of authenticity that is personally signed by Van Halen, who affirms that he played guitar “239” on “May 5, 2012, Tacoma, WA.” A phenomenal stage-used axe once wielded by the legendary Eddie Van Halen.

Van Halen is universally recognized by fans and critics as one of the greatest guitarists of all-time, with him often finishing in polls neck-and-neck with Jimi Hendrix. With Van Halen’s legacy already cemented, and with many of his contemporaries (such as Jimi Hendrix and David Gilmour) selling their stage used guitars in the 7-figure range, it is glaringly obvious that a guitar with this provenance and significance stands as a tremendous investment opportunity.”

Rammstein Auctioning Off Gold & Platinum Awards For Charity

Rammstein have announced that they will be auctioning off some of their gold and platinum awards for charity on rammstein.charity. The band said the following about that:

“Rammstein are now auctioning carefully selected gold and platinum awards from the band for a good cause. Sorted by albums, the trophies will be released for auction in the coming months. Each time different organizations will benefit from the distribution of the donations. It starts today with Paul‘s platinum award for the album ‘Herzeleid’ – one of the first awards in the band’s history.”

Strands Of Late Nirvana Frontman Kurt Cobain’s Hair Are Apparently Up For Auction

Six strands of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s hair are apparently up for auction as part of Iconic Auctions’ “The Amazing Music Auction.” Bidding is open until May 15.

Iconic Auctions commented:

“This one-of-a-kind artifact is entirely fresh-to-market and is accompanied by an impeccable lineage of provenance including photos of Kurt posing with the woman who cut this hair, scissors in hand, and a fantastic shot of the hair actually being cut! The lucky friend who trimmed the Nirvana front man’s iconic blond locks was an early confidant, Tessa Osbourne, who cut his hair in 1989 — well prior to his ‘Nevermind’ breakthrough — while on the ‘Bleach’ tour. Tessa presented the original lock to Seattle artist Nicole DePolo as a heartfelt gift after Kurt’s passing, and she provided the original bag with handwritten provenance note, ’29/10/89: Tess cut Kurt’s hair in Birmingham, England, 27 Holy Rd., Handsworth, Birmingham B202BU.'”

A two-page provenance affidavit signed by DePolo also said:

“Tessa had known Kurt back in England, and they had hung out during the ‘Bleach’ Tour. Nirvana had broken in England first, and she must have had a sense that Kurt would become a musical force. When it came to Kurt, Tessa was kind of what like Astrid Kirchherr had been to The Beatles — the woman who had given him his iconic haircut. She even had a series of pictures to prove it: a snapshot of her and Kurt with long straggly hair while she held a pair of scissors high, then a shot of the scissors going through about 7″ of hair. The rest was history. Kurt was known for his bleached blond pageboy, and she’d given him his first one back in October of 1989, just before his image began to circulate throughout the world.”

Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett’s Ouija Board Guitar Is Up For Auction

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett’s Oujia Board guitar is now up for auction via Gotta Have Rock And Roll. According to the product description, Hammett “played and used this guitar on stage frequently” and it “was used extensively for the albums: ‘Load,’ ‘Reload,’ ‘Garage Inc.,’ ‘The Black Album’ and ‘S&M’.” The winning bidder will also receive “the original photographs of Hammett presenting the guitar to the current owner, the signed stage used guitar strap and the original touring case.”

Guitar Kirk Hammett Used In Metallica’s “One” Music Video Is Up For Auction

The guitar that Kirk Hammett used in Metallica’s music video for “One” is up for auction via Heritage Auctions. You can bid on that HERE.

The following was said in the product description:

“Kirk Hammett’s ESP 400 Series Natural Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial # 03879 Used in the Metallica ‘One’ Music Video.

Released in early 1989, Metallica’s “One” video was the first video the metal band ever made. Having released three albums with no promotional videos accompanying them, having a five-minute video edit of their fourth album’s third single was a major deal back then. Shot in black and white and splicing footage and audio from the 1971 film Johnny Got His Gun, the “One” video was a staple on MTV. But it wasn’t just a Headbanger’s Ball staple – it was on MTV during the daytime in between videos from U2, Debbie Gibson, and Bon Jovi. It was an intense proclamation that showed Metallica was going to be a band to reckon with in the mainstream in the years to come.

Very clean and all-original ESP Strat-style guitar. Has a 1 & 11/16th width nut on a rosewood slab neck. Signed on the body in silver ink by Kirk Hammett and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, also signed by Kirk Hammett. 7.90 lbs. Original hard case included. Condition: Excellent.”

Foo Fighters, Ghost, Korn, Etc. Members Take Part In Auction For Roadie Relief

Members of Foo Fighters, Ghost, Korn, KISS, 311, and more have contributed signed items to a silent auction in an effort to raise money for Roadie Relief. The auction will run through April 14 at 32auctions.com.

Here’s the various items up for auction:

01. Tommy Thayer (KISS) personally signed signature series Epiphone Les Paul.
02. Phil X (Bon Jovi) signed Gibson Les Paul Jr.
03. Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) piano black Gretsch Drum kit he used at Wembley Stadium in 2008 with All Access laminate from the show.
04. Papa Emeritus IV (Ghost) signed Hagstrom Phantom guitar.
05. A 30 min one on one Zoom with PNUT of 311.
06. 5 different Faith No More bundles that have signed poster, guitar pics and after show pass.
07. Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) signed cymbal (used at last Rage show).
08. 2 – 311 band signed posters.
09. Queen + Adam Lambert signed show poster from their last show plus a pair of Roger Taylor’s drum sticks.
10. Ray Luzier (Korn) signed snare drum (his signature series custom hard shell snare case also signed by him).
11. Metallica bundle including show poster, pair of Lars Ulrich’s used drum Sticks, and one of Lars’s custom snare drum Heads
12. Live performance photographs from shows including: Lemmy (Motörhead), Ozzy Osbourne, Keith Flint (Prodigy), Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses), Cardinal Copia (Ghost), and Tom Petty.
13. 311 signed skate deck.
14. Artist Thomas Estrada donated custom art commission to winning bidder.
15. Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) signed custom guitar pedal + guitar pics.
16. Avenged Sevenfold signed record.
17. Several concert collectors posters: Pearl Jam, Soundgarden (and more to come).
18. Darkglass Electronics 500 v1 bass amp
19. Aric Improta (Fever 333) custom art work drum head signed by him
20. Ray Luzier (Korn) signed drum head and pair of sticks
21. Foo Fighters Bundle – Taylor Hawkins’ sticks, Dave Grohl’s sweat band and guitar pic and 2 all access laminates.
22. Custom hand made guitar used on episodes of Couch Riffs.

Architects Auctioning Off Rare Demo For Charity

Architects are auctioning off a rare 2005 demo to raise money for Martlets Hospice. The effort features early versions of “A Portrait For The Deceased” and “You Don’t Walk Away From Dismemberment“ and fans can bid on it HERE.

[via The PRP]