Exclusive collectibles from music icons Paul McCartney, the late Fleetwood Mac member Christine McVie, and Slash are up for bidding in the 2024 MusiCares Charity Relief Auction. This annual auction, held in conjunction with the Grammy Awards, is scheduled for February 4, coinciding with this year’s ceremony.
Paul McCartney has generously contributed an autographed and personalized copy of his 2021 book, “The Lyrics: 1965 to Present,” to the auction. Bidding for this coveted item has already reached $6,000 as of Friday, January 12.
Christine McVie’s estate has donated a Yamaha C3 baby grand piano that she played live with Fleetwood Mac from 1977 to 1997. The piano is anticipated to fetch between $20,000 and $30,000. This remarkable lot also includes a DVD of Fleetwood Mac’s 1997 concert special, “The Dance.”
The auction features a distinctive “Anaconda green” 2023 Gibson Les Paul Slash model guitar, generously provided by the Gibson Gives charity. This guitar, signed by the Guns N’ Roses legend, includes a doodle of his iconic “Skully” skull logo. The instrument, presented in its original case with a set of accessories, is currently commanding a bidding price of $4,500. It is estimated to sell for a range between $6,000 and $8,000.
Don’t miss the chance to own these extraordinary music memorabilia while supporting a good cause through the MusiCares Charity Relief Auction.
Other Signed Guitars Being Auctioned
Over 40 items are up for bidding in the auction, showcasing an impressive array of memorabilia. Among the lots are guitars autographed by renowned artists such as Taylor Swift, Metallica’s James Hetfield, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Ozzy Osbourne, The Eagles’ Joe Walsh, former Eagles member Don Felder, The Cure’s Robert Smith, Harry Styles, and Bad Bunny. These collectibles present a unique opportunity for music enthusiasts to own a piece of history from some of the industry’s most iconic figures.
Other Items Up for Bid
The auction also features a diverse selection of items, including CDs, vinyl LPs, and box sets autographed by prominent artists like Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson, Foo Fighters, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Lady Gaga, Chris Stapleton, Sam Smith, Harry Styles, and Johnny Mathis.
Beyond music, other coveted memorabilia available for bidding includes a custom jacket worn by Lionel Richie, a curated collection of belongings once owned by James Brown, Nike sneakers signed by Dr. Dre, boots previously owned and worn by The Who’s Pete Townshend, a Stevie Nicks Barbie doll personally autographed by Nicks, and “Diamonds” sheet music bearing the signature of Rihanna.
Stay tuned, as additional items will be introduced to the sale in the upcoming weeks, providing even more opportunities for music enthusiasts and collectors to acquire unique and valuable pieces.
More Auction Details
Breaking new ground, this year’s MusiCares Charity Relief Auction will be conducted live for the first time. Bidding is also open online at JuliensAuctions.com. The live event is scheduled to take place at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, commencing at 12 p.m. PT.
All funds generated from the auction contribute to MusiCares, the charitable arm of the Recording Academy (the organization behind the Grammys). MusiCares focuses on delivering health and human services to musicians facing financial hardship or in need. By participating in this auction, supporters not only acquire unique items but also contribute to the well-being of musicians in the industry.