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Nearly 100 Donated Guitars Will be Auctioned on Saturday, December 1 at 2 P.M. at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, CA to Raise Money for Dio 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, Elf 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 1 at 2 P.M. Nearly 100 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.

The collection includes guitars signed by the Jonas Brothers, Slash, Tom Morello, Tony Iommi and members of Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, the Alice Cooper Band, Metallica and Iron Maiden. 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.

Online bidding has already commenced, and items included in this auction are available for viewing at:

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a privately funded 501C3 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.

Julien’s Auctions, which specializes in entertainment memorabilia, is located at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 150, Beverly Hills, California 90210. 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 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. beginning Monday, November 19 through Friday, November 30. For hours, visit:

5 comments to Sold!

  • Loyal Goatherd

    Just in time for Christmas, here’s my chance to press my nose against the toy store window! EP, this was just evil on so many levels.

    First of all, You can spread the misery around a little: Matt Helm, Sinatra and Sammy Davis memorabilia. Goozer, Geddy Lee’s bass or any of the dozen or so Carlos Santana guitars, or howabout Cindy Blackman’s (of Sanatana) Gretsch drum set? Magnus are you lurking? -fritz-‘s big chance to attend new years celebration dressed in a Liberace worn tuxedo (I’ld wear extra underwear on that one). Any of the ladies, ever want a Whitney Houston outfit? Beatles, Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, Nipsey Russell’s gloves from The Wiz. Damn that’s a whole new level for Wednesdays with Nipsey!

    Anybody, intrigued? Okay, fair warning, and it’s more than I got, be prepared for Madonna nude pictures, a good half dozen pages, an excellent dietary aid by the way.

    Yeah, EP this was evil, thanks for posting it. Now, everyone join me and Topol in the song of the day

    • Texacalirose

      I went to a Wheel of Fortune mass audition event in a SF hotel ballroom a few years ago. Part of the festivities included a chance to bid on some of Vanna’s wardrobe from the show. When I went to work the next day (behind the bar then), my gay pal “regulars” asked me if I bought one of Vanna’s dresses. I said, “Are you kidding?? She’s a size 2; I’d have to buy five of ’em just to get it over my hips!” hahhaahaa. We had fun that day.

      So, and but, even if Whitney’s outfit would fit, I’d rather have Clapton layla his weeping, wailing guitar on me … is he part of the event???

    • goozer

      Well, that was a interesting read… 😉

      Thanks for the warning on the nooditity. 😯

      And since none of the guitars in the Milagro Auction were the gold flame version of this one, I think I’ll just hold on to my cash. 😉

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