Custom Guitar Hero controllers up for bid

by: Sean Colleli -
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Famous celebrities in the art, music, and sports scenes have decked out 30 Guitar Hero controllers with custom paint jobs.  They're all up for auction, and the proceeds go to the MusiCares charity foundation.  If you're a Guitar Hero connoisseur with some significant bidding funds, you could help a charity and score one leet peice of swag at the same time.


Bid on Guitar Hero II
video game controllers customized by celebrities to benefit MusiCares®.

LOS ANGELES, CA – April 3, 2007 - 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 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
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                                                      
TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls
Tony Hawk
Mister Cartoon                                                           
The Films
Will Rhoten-Decade Clothing
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 Activision
Headquartered 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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