Julien’s Auctions & MusiCares add additional Grammy Week Charity Auction items

All proceeds benefit MusiCares, the leading music charity

Julien’s Auctions has announced additional marquee items added to the celebrity lineup of instruments, memorabilia, wardrobe, artwork, and more to be sold at MusiCares Charity Relief Auction taking place live in Beverly Hills and online at juliensauctions.com on Sunday, January 30, 2022.

This Official GRAMMY Week event precedes the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast. Proceeds will benefit MusiCares, the leading music industry charity, which provides the music community a support system of health and human services across a spectrum of need including physical and mental health, addiction recovery, unforeseen personal emergencies and disaster relief.

Headed to the auction is a Keith Richards signed Gibson ES-335 in Ebony that includes a one-of-a-kind four second video authenticating his signature taken at Germano Studios. The Gibson ES-335 is the cornerstone of the Gibson ES line-up. From its inaugural appearance in 1958, the Gibson ES-335 set an unmatched standard. With impeccable sounds across its wide-ranging tonal palette, the ES-335 can be found in the hands of jazz, blues, and rock players all over the globe. Donated by Gibson Gives with an estimate $6,000-$8,000.

Another highlight hitting the auction stage will be from another music legend from the most important band in rock history: Paul McCartney. The Beatles legend is offering this signed sunburst Hofner brand B-Bass Hi Series violin bass guitar (estimate: $4,000 – $6,000). McCartney helped make the Hofner violin bass guitar famous by the 1960s’, as it was one of his main bass guitars that he played with The Beatles, notably at the Apple Rooftop concert and the Let It Be album recording sessions.

BTS who kicked off the initiative with the auction announcement of their custom made ensembles (estimate: $30,000 – $50,000), worn in their unforgettable performance of their smash hit song “Dynamite” filmed from Seoul, South Korea at the 63rd annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony that aired on March 14th, 2021, will additionally be offering to the auction an Epiphone brand 56 Les Paul Pro ebony electric guitar signed by the band members RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin and V on the body, and Jung Kook on the pickguard (estimate: $4,000 – $6,000) (photo left). Another previously announced BTS item on offer is a group of three unique rings worn by j-hope (estimate: $2,000 – $4,000).

MusiCares Person Of The Year 2022 Honoree Joni Mitchell’s work will also be showcased in the auction with her offering of the artist proof print of her original oil painting of music icon, Jimi Hendrix (estimate: $2,000 – $4,000) (photo left). This artist’s proof will be signed and framed by Joni Mitchell. “I have always thought of myself as a painter derailed by circumstance,” she said in 2000. “I sing my sorrow and I paint my joy.”

Other highlights include Bono’s handwritten lyrics to U2’s new song “Your Song Saved My Life” from the upcoming Sing 2 animated movie coming out in December starring Scarlett Johansson, Bono, Reese Witherspoon and others ($4,000 – $6,000).

Gene Simmons’ two limited edition pieces of original artwork: Immortal, a 30 x 22 inches red, silver and black hand pulled screenprint signed and numbered AP 3/50 framed ($1,000 – $2,000) and Skull Candy, a 21 x 35 inches mixed media multiple silk screen and giclee print of a skull suspended in a shadow box frame signed and numbered AP 3/35 framed ($1,000 – $2,000).

A class white Gibson brand ES-355 Bigsby VOS electric acoustic guitar donated by Gibson Gives and signed by Tom Petty when he was being honored as MusiCares Person of the Year in 2017. Petty has played a number of various Gibson brand guitars and bass instruments throughout his career, including acoustic-electric models like the ES 355. The guitar is accompanied with a Tom Petty and the Wildflowers 9 LP DTC Ultra Deluxe edition box set complete with a unique and hand-made necklace by Maria Sarno, a lyric book with illustrations by Blaze Brooks (exclusive for the set), a litho print of photo of Tom Petty, a 7” of “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” tour program, stickers and more (photo below). Only 500 box sets were published ($6,000 – $8,000).

A gold Gibson ES-335 electric acoustic guitar signed by Harry Styles with the inscription “All my Love” and a heart symbol, “Watermelon Sugar” (2019, 2020) 7” pink colored record single inscribed “All my love to you Treat people with kindness” signed by Styles and threecolor Polaroid- like photographs from the photo shoot for the song’s music video ($3,000 – $5,000).

A black leather knee-length coat signed by Ozzy Osbourne four times in white marker on the back of the inside of the jacket ($1,000 – $2,000).

Scott Weiland owned and worn Gucci red leather bomber jacket

Chris Stapleton’s handwritten lyrics of “Broken Halos” inscribed on a polar white Fender Player Telecaster guitar ($2,000 – $4,000). Chris Stapleton’s handwritten lyrics of “Broken Halos” inscribed on a polar white Fender Player Telecaster guitar.

A special item donated by the Chris Cornell Estate.

The star-studded pieces join a dazzling array of previously announced one-of-a-kind items being offered at this exclusive charity auction from music legends including Dave Gahan, Depeche Mode, deadmau5, Demi Lovato, Dolly Parton, James Hetfield, Jason Aldean, Jeff Beck, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Machine Gun Kelly, Slash, Scott Weiland, Tim McGraw and more. A lucky music fan will also have the chance to win at the auction The Ultimate 64th GRAMMY Awards Telecast experience which includes two platinum-level seats to the telecast on Monday, January 31, 2022 at Staples Center in Los Angeles (estimate: $10,000 – $20,000).

The auction will start closing in real time and in lot order for live bidding at 10 am PT on January 30, 2022.

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