The marquee lineup of items at the 2021 MusiCares Charity Relief Auction, benefitting the MusiCares Foundation, will feature items from ABBA, Cyndi Lauper, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire and many others

MusiCares, the leading music industry charity, and Julien’s Auctions have announced the marquee lineup of items to be sold at the MusiCares Charity Relief Auction, which takes place live in Beverly Hills and online Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021.

Benefitting the MusiCares Foundation, this official GRAMMY Week event precedes the 2021 GRAMMYs. Proceeds from the auction will benefitMusiCares to provide aid to music people devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. MusiCares provides the music community a support system of health and human services across a spectrum of need, including physical and mental health, addiction recovery, unforeseen personal emergencies and disaster relief.

BTS kicked off the initiative in the previous announcement of their generous offering of their pastel-colored ensembles (estimate: $20,000-$40,000), worn in their 2020 music video for “Dynamite,” the global superstars’ smash hit and first No. 1 single in the U.S. BTS earned their first GRAMMY nomination for the song in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category at the 2021 GRAMMYs, alongside other pop icons like Lady Gaga and Ariana GrandeTaylor Swift and Bon Iver, and Justin Bieber and Quavo.

An exciting highlight added to the auction will be a black jacket embroidered with rhinestones worn by music icon and original Van Halen singer, David Lee Roth, on stage performing with Van Halen during their landmark 2007-2008 tour when he reunited with the band for the first time since 1984. The jacket was also featured in a photograph accompanying this lot signed by Roth with Eddie Van Halen taken backstage by photographer Robert Yager. The jacket was seen in Roth’s recent tweet with the photo in tribute to the late guitar legend on Oct. 6, the day of Van Halen’s passing with the words, “What a Long Great Trip It’s Been..” (estimate:$2,000 – $4,000). 

Pete Townsend
Pete Townsend | Photo Courtesy of Artist

Also headlining are two items from the legendary Bob Dylan: a 2018 “MONDO SCRIPTO”print with Dylan’s handwritten lyrics to “Like A Rolling Stone” on one side and the drawing on the other signed by Dylan (estimate:$2,000 – $3,000) and a hardcover copy of Bob Dylan’s 2004 book “Chronicles,” signed on the inside by Dylan (estimate: $800 – $1,200). 

Another exceptional addition to the auction stage will be Pete Townsend’s blue boiler suit and long beige linen “kimono” coat (estimate:$4,000 – $6,000) worn by the iconic guitarist while jumping in the air and performing with The Who during their epic shows at the Hollywood Bowl and Wembley Stadium last year.

Making a special appearance is an acrylic and spray on canvas painting of singer and musician Chris Martin performing live with Coldplay by Billy Morrison, the artist and guitarist of Billy Idol‘s band since 2009 (estimate: $8,000 to $12,000). The mixed media, acrylic and spray on canvas is signed by both Martin and Morrison.

Chris Martin (L) and Billy Morrison (R)
Chris Martin (L) and Billy Morrison (R) | Photo Courtesy of Artists

Other notable items announced are a framed “No Time To Die” single cover lithograph, signed by Billie EilishFINNEAS and Daniel Craig, of the GRAMMY-nominated song from the forthcoming James Bond film, No Time To Die; a Lady-Gaga-signed Chromatica vinyl LP; a pink signed guitar from Machine Gun Kelly; Foo-Fighters-signed drumheads and signed Taylor-Hawkins-used drumsticks; a Fender Player Series Stratocaster guitar signed by Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada of the GRAMMY-nominated Black PumasAlice Cooper‘s Welcome To My Nightmare 1975 album lithograph by award-winning movie poster artist Drew Struzan; Nikki Sixx‘s signed signature J-4 Sixx bass guitar; Marshmello’s signed mascot head gear; and forthcoming items from Mark Ronson, The Estate of Chris Cornell offered by Vicky Cornell, The Estate of George Harrison and more.

Nikki Sixx
Nikki Sixx | Photo Courtesy of Artist

“Partners like Julien’s Auctions allow MusiCares to continue to support musicians and industry professionals with our relief efforts,” Laura Segura, Executive Director of MusiCares, said. “During GRAMMY Week, we want to encourage everyone to support the thousands of people behind the scenes of the music that are still out of work and struggling through the pandemic.”

Highlights from the 2021 MusiCares Charity Relief Auction include (with estimates): 

  • Snoop Dogg‘s self-portrait dog wearing a “Doggy Style 25” gold chain painting on canvas signed by Snoop Dogg, which was created in commemoration of his 25th Anniversary Doggy Style in 2019 ($1,500-$3,000).
  • A single sheet of partial handwritten lyrics written by HAIM for their 2020 song “The Steps” that includes step-like drawings ($800-$1,200).
  • A purple Meyer The Hatter fedora hat with yellow grosgrain band signed on the inside by Elvis Costello, who has also drawn a caricature next to his signature ($600-$800).
  • Cyndi Lauper‘s jean jacket with original artwork by artist Lola Arrillaga on the jacket signed inside “Painting by Lola,” by Lauper with a heart and piece sign drawing ($1,500-$3,000).
  • Kenny Chesney‘s signed Epiphone Pro-1 NA acoustic guitar and accompanied by a photograph of Chesney with the guitar ($2,000-$3,000).
  • Brian May‘s signed black “PS Paul Smith” long-sleeved button-down shirt accompanied by a signed photograph of May performing at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium in London on Aug. 12, 2012 ($1,000-$2,000).
  • Reba McEntire‘s ballgown satin skirt with tulle and off-shoulder, long-sleeved lace top ($1,000-$2,000).
  • A postcard and music sheet for ABBA’s song “Does Your Mother Know,” each signed by all four ABBA band members ($800-$1,200).
  • A pair of black leather Linda Farrow Collaborations and Veronique Branquinno sunglasses owned and worn by Yoko Ono ($1,000-$2,000).
  • A champagne-brown velvet jacket with scarf collar worn by Brandi Carlile in a photoshoot for By The Way I Forgive You album and Warner Music Pre-GRAMMY party in New York City on Ja. 25, 2018 ($1,000-$2,000).
  • A framed color photograph of Leon Bridges taken in Brussels in 2018 signed by both Bridges and the photographer ($600-$800).
  • Eminem‘s red Kangol cap signed “Shady” by Eminem ($600-$800).
  • Tanya Tucker‘s handwritten lyrics to “Bring My Flowers Now” ($800-$1,200).
  • Joe Walsh‘s (The EaglesRingo Starr and His All-Starr Band, and James Gang) signed Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar with the original Gibson hard shell case donated by Gibson Guitars ($2,000-$3,000).

Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills
257 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Monday, Jan. 25 –Friday, Jan. 29, 2021
Daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST
Free to the Public

MusiCares Charity Relief Auction 
An Official 63rd GRAMMY Week Event 

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021
Session I: 1 p.m. PST

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