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Over 80 Guitars To Be Auctioned For Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 Written by Jon Stickler
Over 80 Guitars To Be Auctioned For Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the world-renowned voice of Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell, will participate in the upcoming Icons & Idols-Rock ‘n’ Roll Auction at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday, December 1st at 2pm PST (10pm in the UK). Over 80 donated guitars signed by a variety of celebrities from the music world will go on the auction block to benefit the Fund’s mission of cancer prevention, research and education. Bids are also being taken online, giving fans around the world the opportunity to join in.

The collection includes guitars signed by Brian May, Sting, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, the Jonas Brothers, Slash, Slayer, Tom Morello, and members of Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, the Alice Cooper Band, Foo Fighters, Metallica, and Iron Maiden, to name but some. Among the rarities are a prototype electric guitar made for and signed by Eddie Van Halen and a custom hand-carved Ronnie James Dio memorial guitar created by DBZ Guitars. Also in the collection is an Epiphone electric guitar signed by a host of country music stars, among them Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and Kenny Chesney, an ESP acoustic electric guitar signed by “Twilight” film star Robert Pattinson and three guitars hand painted by the famous elephants of the Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project in Thailand.

For more information on how to bid and to see the items included in this auction, please click here. Check out the guitar that Slayer donated here.

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a privately funded charity organization which has already raised more than $600,000 in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research and the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life.

A free public exhibition of many of the items included in the auction will be available for viewing during the auction house’s regular business hours of 10am to 5pm through Friday November 30th. Julien’s Auctions, which specializes in entertainment memorabilia, is located at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 150, Beverly Hills, California 90210.



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