Celebrities from the music, film, art and sport worlds have used their creative talents to design and personalize 30 Guitar Hero II™ video game controllers for Rock, Paint, Bid, an online charity auction by Activision, Inc. and Red Bull Energy Drink. Beginning now through April 13, the controllers will be available for auction online at www.ebay.com/guitarhero.2 with all proceeds benefiting MusiCares® Foundation. The pieces were on display this March 9-18 at HiLo in Austin, Texas, where legendary guitarist Slash, performed alongside band Blackberry Smoke to celebrate the initiative.
List of Participating Artists Includes:
Armor for Sleep
My Chemical Romance
New Era Cap
Designer Missy Broome
Paul Frank Industries
Hot Hot Heat
Jack Black and Kyle Gass (Tenacious-D)
The Rocket SummerJack’s Mannequin
The Spill Canvas
Martin Bros. Bikes
TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls
Will Rhoten-Decade Clothing
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 www.musicares.com . 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 www.activision.com .