The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, a privately funded 501C3 charity organization founded in memory the singer, will participate in the Icons & Idols-Rock ’n Roll Auction at Julien’s Auctions, December 1 and 2 in Beverly Hills. Nearly 100 donated guitars signed by a variety of celebrities from the music world will go on the block to benefit the Fund’s mission of cancer prevention, research, and education.
The collection includes guitars signed by 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 country music stars Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and Kenny Chesney, and three guitars hand-painted by the elephants of the Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project in Thailand. For more, visit juliensauctions.com.