U2, Springsteen and Slash: Rock stars auction their instruments

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U2, Springsteen and Slash
Rock stars auction their instruments

If you are still looking for the perfect Christmas present, you should strike at an auction in LA now. There you can get hold of instruments by Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and U2. The proceeds are intended to benefit those affected by the corona pandemic.

A guitar by Bruce Springsteen or a keyboard by Elton John: many music stars donated their instruments to a charity auction in Los Angeles. The auction with the title “Guitar Icons” will take place on December 11th, as announced by the auction house Van Eaton Galleries. It is organized by U2 guitarist David Howell Evans (“The Edge”) and producer Bob Ezrin, the proceeds will go to their charity “Music Rising”.

Dave Grohls signed Gibson.

(Photo: vegalleries.com)

Some of the 50 items on offer were donated by U2 members. Fans and collectors can also buy instruments by Paul McCartney, Lou Reed, Kiss, Coldplay, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Rush, Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Slash (Guns N ‘Roses) and Green Day.

Offers for the smaller budget

The cheapest items are signed posters by Eddie Vedder or Pearl Jam with starting bids of $ 500 each. Perhaps the strangest object, a golf bag and club by rocker Alice Cooper, is available for $ 2,000. Bids can be submitted online before the auction date.

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The organization “Music Rising” was founded in 2005 and initially supported musicians and music schools in the US southern states who had lost their instruments in Hurricane “Katrina”. “Music Rising” is currently campaigning primarily for those affected by the corona pandemic.

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