Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers + More Contribute to Grammy Charity Online Auctions
Grammy Charity Online Auctions are offering up a fresh slate of rock memorabilia from such standout artists as Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Morello and Slash among others. Proceeds from the 'Get Ready to Rock' auction benefit MusiCares and the Grammy Foundation.
Two-time Grammy winners Linkin Park signed a Fender Squier electric guitar to help the cause, and the item also comes with a black gig bag. Frontman Chester Bennington was recently honored by the MusiCares' MAP Fund with the Steve Ray Vaughan Award for his continued support of the organization's work with musicians dealing with addiction issues. A framed 'Rolling Stone' issue which features Linkin Park on the cover, is also up for auction. The magazine, which features their autographs, is a special college edition issue that hit newsstands back on March 14, 2002.
Among the other items up for auction is a framed 'Rolling Stone' issue featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers on the cover. The April 27, 2000 issue was signed by Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith and Flea at the 2009 MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert, where Kiedis received the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award. As of press time, the high bid for the items is $1,525.
If collecting vinyl is your passion, a guitar god may have exactly what you need. Slash, a longtime MusiCares supporter and past recipient of the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award, signed a copy of his live effort, 'Made in Stoke – 24/7/11,' during this year's MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert. Other artists who have their signed vinyl up for bids include Jack White ('Blunderbuss'), the Black Keys ('Brothers'), and George Thorogood ('Born to Be Bad'). Fans can also pick up a Tom Morello signed CD ('World Wide Rebel Songs').
The 'Get Ready to Rock' auction runs through June 10. To check out all of the items on the block, head to www.ebay.com/grammy.