Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has joined forces with a Beverly Hills auction house, and will sell a number of personal items at an auction next month sure to attract a ton of fans and rock memorabilia collectors. You know — dudes who have “rock memorabilia” rooms and such.
Slash’s auction will include exotic Southeast Asian furniture, lighters, tables, light fixtures, paintings, incense holders, smoking implements, Slash’s leather jacket, watches, T-shirts, leather pants, a ton of customized guitars, model dinosaurs, and even rugs.
A sizable share of the proceeds from the March 26 auction will go to charity, according to Julien’s Auctions. Auctioneer Darren Julien said he expects most of the items will end up overseas, particularly in Japan and other Asian markets where GN’R are still very much revered.
“I have a bad habit of collecting stuff that I don’t necessarily use,” Slash told Reuters, calling from a tour bus en route to a show in Oklahoma. But he moved recently, giving him the perfect excuse to get ride of some of the clutter.
The “crown jewel” of the auction is a 1966 Corvette Stingray, estimated to sell for at least $90,000 to $100,000, and described by Slash as “a monster of a car.” Fluffy dice are included. The car has been sitting in storage while Slash drives new Aston Martins. Lucky bastard.