"Icons of Music" auction features Nirvana MTV Award

"U2's The Edge announced the Icons of Music Auction to benefit Music Rising on Saturday April 21st 2007 at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square at 5pm.

The auction event will offer one of the most significant collections of music memorabilia from many of music's greatest legends with proceeds benefiting Music Rising (, a campaign co-founded by The Edge, producer Bob Ezrin and Gibson Guitar Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz in 2005 to aid musicians of the Gulf Coast Region in regaining their livelihood after the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The live and online auction, hosted by Julien's Auctions, will be offering approximately 200 pieces of music memorabilia, much of which has been specifically donated for this cause."

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More info about the Nirvana-related item: "MTV 'Moon-Man' video music award for Best Alternative Video 1993-1994 [to Nirvana], mounted on circular base, MTV flag is absent. Awarded on September 8, 1994 five months after the death of Kurt Cobain.Height 12 inches." You can view the auction here. The starting bid is $2,000 and it is expected to go for $4,000 to $6,000.

Highlights from the Icon’s of Music auction will be previewed in special exhibits at:

  • Dublin, Ireland: (April 3-6 @ The Clarence Hotel)
  • London, England: (April 11-13 @ The Hard Rock Cafe)
  • New York: (April 16-20 @ The Hard Rock Café)

    See all the items of the auction here.

    Posted in NFC news section at on 04-01-2007 @ 9:02 AM (GMT).

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