The 2018 Monster Rock Auction has officially launched featuring exclusive items from Iron Maiden, Ronnie James Dio, Scorpions, Metallica, Queen and more.
The annual online auction raises vital funds for three children’s charities; Nordoff Robbins, Childline and Teenage Cancer Trust.
Presented by Heavy Metal Truants, a cycling charity co-founded by Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood and journalist Alexander Milas, the auction features ‘money-can’t-buy’ items personally donated by rock legends and their representatives.
Exclusive items fans can bid on this year are as follows:
Ronnie James Dio signed leather vest
Steve Harris bass guitar
Roger Daltrey signed tour jacket
John Entwistle stage clothing
Judas Priest drumheads
Megadeth handwritten lyrics
Metallica ‘Hardwired’ experience
Orange Amp signed by multiple artists
Queen & Adam Lambert signed guitar
Yamaha bass signed by Geezer Butler and Glenn Hughes
Scorpions signed guitar
Scorpions signed set list
Steven Wilson signed Takamine
Stormtrooper Helmet signed by multiple celebrities
Avenged Sevenfold signed guitar
Avenged Sevenfold signed set list
Helloween signed guitar
Janis Joplin framed photograph
The Monster Rock Auction will be solely online, with Givergy and will last for ten days. Memorabilia hunters are invited to visit the Monster Rock auction site for full provenance, and to place their bids. 100% of proceeds will go to the three named charities.
“As with our annual ride from London to Download, the Monster Rock Auction is about tapping into the tremendous goodwill of the music industry,” says Rod Smallwood.
“Just as 50 riders assemble each year to ride 180 miles united by a common cause, the Monster Rock Auction is proof-positive that this isn’t just a genre of music - it’s a community, and as you can see the items we’re putting up for auction the community has delivered and then some.”
“The Monster Rock Auction is a powerful statement about rock and metal and and the people who make it happen,” adds Alexander Milas.
“The support the Heavy Metal Truants have had from the movers and shakers of our world over the years has been truly awesome, and it says something really wonderful about the ethos that underpins our end of the musical spectrum, and to date it’s added up to over £500,000 in support of the remarkable work that these charities do. Good luck to everyone who takes part - bid generously and bid often!”