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Yoshiki awards two bidders private dinner for charity auction

The X Japan rocker for The Grammy Foundation and MusiCares

Yoshiki, composer, pianist, drummer and bandleader of one of the biggest global bands X Japan participated in the Grammy Foundation and MusiCares Second Annual Charitybuzz VIP Experience Auction. Yoshiki’s VIP fan experience was originally to be awarded to just one bidder, but in an effort to maximize fundraising and recognize the generosity of his fans, he ultimately decided to award the two highest bidders.

They each won an individual, private dinner with the iconic rocker and helped raise a record $62,000 for the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. Yoshiki’s VIP fan experience was part of an incredible range of artists who participated including, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Hunter Hayes all to benefit programs and services of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.

Yoshiki is known to support philanthropic efforts backing various causes from earthquake relief to music education via Yoshiki Foundation America 501(c)(3). Yoshiki’s VIP experience will benefit MusiCares, which provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.