Iggy Pop, Michael Stipe, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, Dave Stewart, Robby Krieger and film director Gus Van Sant have all designed custom Carparelli guitars for an upcoming auction at Bonhams New York, which will take place November 9th at 7 p.m. Proceeds from these unique items will benefit War Child USA, a humanitarian organization focused on helping children and young people in areas of armed conflict. Iggy Pop Defends Justin Bieber in Anti-Torture Ad Other artists who created their own axes include musicians (former Cure guitarist Pearl Thompson, J-pop singer Aiko), filmmakers (Sam Taylor-Wood), comic book artists (Steve McNiven) and other artists from across the visual spectrum (Slater Bradley, Shepard Fairey, Sterling Ruby, Michael Adamson, Zevs, Ginger Gilmour). Stipe created a six-string, which he christened “Radiant Guitar,” because he believed so strongly in War Child’s mission. “No person, and certainly no child, should have to endure what many of these children have lived through, and in some cases, still live in,” Stipe tells Rolling Stone . “I am honored to be able to make a small contribution towards helping them.
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This November sees the release of The Art Of Paul McCartney, and all-star tribute album featuring the likes of Kiss, Bob Dylan, Def Leppard, Chrissie Hynde, Jeff Lynne, Paul Rodgers, Roger Daltrey, Sammy Hagar, Perry Farrell, Heart, and Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielson and Robin Zander.