MUMBAI: A guitar autographed by some of the world’s biggest musical artists, songwriters and celebrities on Grammy night at EMI’s benefit for Stand Up for a Cure will go to the highest bidder in an auction presented by EMI.
Proceeds from the auction, hosted by charitybuzz.com, will go to Stand Up For a Cure, an organization that raises funds and awareness for lung cancer research and patient care.
Immediately after the Grammy Awards on 8 February, artists ranging from Trace Adkins, Coldplay, Flex, Herbie Hancock, Lady Antebellum, Katy Perry and Keith Urban signed a white Melody Maker guitar donated by Gibson at the EMI Music/EMI Music Publishing post-Grammy event for Stand Up for a Cure at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.In addition, celebrities Hilary Duff, Paris Hilton, Chris Tucker and JC Chasez signed the guitar.
Details about the auction and images will be available at a special page on Amazon.com here featuring artists who signed the guitar. The auction will run for two weeks.
Stand Up for a Cure executive director Jordan Belkin says, "This is an overwhelming outpouring of support from EMI and so many incredibly talented musicians and entertainers."