Thursday, March 8, 2007

Celebrity auction for MusiCares

Celebrities from the music, film, art and sports worlds will use their creative talents to design and personalize Guitar Hero II™ video game controllers for Rock, Paint, Bid – an online auction by Activision, Inc. and Red Bull Energy Drink to be held April 3rd–13th benefiting MusiCares®. The pieces will be on public display March 9-18 at Hi-Lo in Austin, Texas, where a surprise performance by a legendary guitarist will also mark the event.

“We are proud to be working with such an amazing list of artists and sports figures in support of this important foundation,” said Tim Riley, Worldwide Executive of Music at Activision. “MusiCares provides a much-needed safety net of critical assistance for musicians in times of need. We hope our event is extremely successful and will make a real difference in the lives of people who need it the most.”

List of Artists includes:
Armor for Sleep
My Chemical Romance
Danny Masterson
New Era Cap
Dashboard Confessional
Designer Missy Broome
Paul Frank Industries
Hot Hot Heat
Jack Black and Kyle Gass (Tenacious-D)
The Rocket Summer
Jack’s Mannequin
The Spill Canvas
John Lacroix
Suicide Girls
Kelly Slater
Martin Bros. Bikes
Tonyy Hawk
Will Rhoten-Decade Clothing
Mister Cartoon
The Films

About MusiCares
Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy®, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit

About ActivisionHeadquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.47 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain, the Netherlands and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s World Wide Web site, which is located at

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