A number of instruments played and signed by artists who performed at the two tribute concerts to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins are going up for auction.
Among the items available include a Gibson Trini Lopez guitar signed by Foo frontman Dave Grohl and Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic; the bass Led Zeppelin‘s John Paul Jones played with signatures from Jones, Novoselic and The Cars‘ Elliot Easton; an Eddie Van Halen “Frankenstein” guitar signed by Grohl, Novoselic, The Police‘s Stewart Copeland, Joan Jett and Kesha; the guitar Queen‘s Brian May played signed by Grohl, Copeland, AC/DC‘s Brian Johnson and Kesha; and a Nile Rodgers-signed Hitmaker Fender Stratocaster.
The Gibson Trini Lopez and the Rodger-signed Strat are the highest-priced and are expected to fetch between $6,000 and $8,000.
Auction house Julien’s Auctions will be putting the instruments up for sale via its upcoming Icons & Idols: Rock ‘n’ Roll event, taking place November 11-13. As with the concerts, proceeds from the auction will benefit the organizations MusiCares and Music Support.
“MusiCares was honored to be the U.S. non-profit beneficiary for the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts and we are proud to partner with Julien’s Auctions on this incredible collection,” says Laura Segura, executive director of MusiCares. “We are dedicated to helping the humans behind the music because music gives so much to the world, and this auction continues the beautiful celebration of Taylor’s life, and his immense contribution to the music industry.”
For more info, visit JuliensAuctions.com.
Hawkins died on March 25 at age 50. The tribute concerts took place in London on September 3 and in Los Angeles on September 27.
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