This year’s Heavy Metal Truants Monster Rock Auction is on course to be the biggest yet and with just one day left those looking to snag a piece of rock memorabilia should move fast.
A vast array of rock artefacts have been donated by some of the biggest names in rock and metal including The Who, Steve Vai, Marillio, KISS, Thunder, Metallica, Pink Floyd, Queen, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Opeth, Megadeth and Joe Bonamassa.
All of the proceeds made will be going to three charities; ChildLine, Teenage Cancer Trust and Nordoff Robins Music Therapy.
Heavy Metal Truants is the brainchild of Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood and journalist Alexander Milas and in conjunction with CharityStars.com have raised over £300,000 to date via the online auction.
“This is all about community and doing some good in the world,” says Rod Smallwood.
“It’s that sense of community that’s at the core of heavy metal culture, and it’s also been key to the success of the Heavy Metal Truants, because people at every level of our world have truly pulled together to make this happen.”
Items that feature in the auction are as follows;
- The Who 50th Anniversary Royal Albert Hall microphone signed by Roger Daltrey
- Fender Stratocaster Guitar signed by the remaining members of The Who: Pete Townshend & Roger Daltrey
- Dean guitar signed by Megadeth
- Brian May (Queen) signed Red Special Guitar
- Barry Novis painting of the late George Harrison from The Beatles
- A unique Iron Maiden collectors cymbal and drumsticks signed by all of the band
- A VIP meet-and-greet with Metallica
- A Caribbean cruise with KISS
- An exceptional Bring Me The Horizon Bundle with signed guitar and albums
- A Queen drum head & drumsticks signed by Roger Taylor
- Signed Thunder Presentation Disc and Acoustic Guitar
- Opeth Leather Jacket and 25th Anniversary Denim Jacket
- Opeth signed Memorabilia
- Steve Vai signed Ibanez Guitar
- Good Charlotte signed Gretch Guitar
- Bullet For My Valentine signed BC Rich Warlock Guitar
- Signed Pink Floyd drumsticks & albums
- Subrosa Slayer BMX Bike
- Marillion Waistcoat with Kayleigh lyrics handwritten by Fish
- Five Finger Death Punch signed Drumhead
- Joe Bonnamassa signed Hatch Poster
- Steve Wilson signed White Label “Aqualung” Vinyl
For more information visit www.heavymetaltruants.com