Monday, March 28, 2011

Slash’s stash brings big cash for charity

Slash has some serious stash, that’s for sure.

And Slash’s stash brought in some serious cash for charities supported by the legend, following his weekend auction of clothes, furniture, guitars and even a car owned by the former Guns N’ Roses guitarist.

Slash teamed up with Julien's Auctions, a Beverly Hills auction house, to sell a wide range of personal property in an effort to do some housecleaning while giving back to the community.

"This is all stuff that comes from my personal collection, I'm a pack rat," explains Slash. "I collect, not consciously, I just never get rid of stuff and so what happens is you get attached to stuff that you don't use and I finally had to face that fear of just letting stuff go. Hopefully it will have a second life for somebody."

Some of the items available for auction were the only leather jacket Slash owned before joining Guns N' Roses – the one he wore in the "Paradise City" video - which sold for $8750. His onstage clothing and guitar from his recent Super Bowl performance sold for over $100,000.

Also up for auction were various Leather Jackets, T-shirts, various guitars including a one of a kind Stravinsky Fender Stratocaster, belts, Aviator Sunglasses, a Velvet Revolver Nolde pottery skull, jewellery and the centre piece of the sales Slash's 1966 Corvette Stingray which he described as 'a monster,' that sold for over $110,000.

A portion of the proceeds raised from the auction, which featured over 300 items, will go to Slash's favorite charities, including the Los Angeles Young Network (LAYN).

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Guns N’ Roses – Paradise City (1987)

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