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.
Avenged Sevenfold have announced that they will be launching a Reverb shop on June 4 in an effort to raise money for Notes For Notes, a “non-profit organization that designs, equips, and staffs after-school recording studios inside Boys & Girls Clubs offering youth the opportunity to explore, create, and record music for free.” Over 20 pieces of gear and memorabilia will be available including a Schecter Synyster Gates guitar that the guitarist used on the band’s tour with Metallica, Zildjian Custom A cymbals used by Brooks Wackerman, a sunburst Schecter Johnny Christ Signature Bass used onstage and during warmups, an Audio Technica ATM510 mic autographed by the band, 10 separate signed posters from a show in Dusseldorf, Germany, and more.
Metallica’s recent acoustic show and auction, which took place at The Masonic in San Francisco, CA on November 3, ended up raising $1.3 Million for charity. The money “will go to food banks in cities the band has played on its current WorldWired Tour and carefully selected community colleges throughout the country.” The band’s All Within My Hands Foundation is being “supported in these efforts by the American Association of Community Colleges and Feeding America.” It’s worth noting that an online auction is still going on at silentauctionpro.com.
Metallica played a special acoustic show at The Masonic in San Francisco, CA on November 3 and some footage from the concert can now be seen below. The event also included an auction with proceeds going towards the band’s All Within My Hands foundation.
01. “Disposable Heroes”
02. “When A Blind Man Cries” (Deep Purple cover)
03. “The Unforgiven”
04. “Please Don’t Judas Me” (Nazareth cover)
05. “Turn The Page” (Bob Seger cover)
06. “Bleeding Me”
07. “Veteran Of The Psychic Wars” (Blue Öyster Cult cover)
08. “Nothing Else Matters”
09. “All Within My Hands”
10. “Enter Sandman”
11. “The Four Horsemen”
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl has joined forces with Reverb for The Dave Grohl “Play” Reverb Auction. The auction, which will feature guitars, drums, and more signed by the frontman, will launch on October 9 and it will end on the evening of October 21. Proceeds will go towards organizations that help young musicians “just play.”