THE BIGGEST NAMES IN ROCK TAKE PART IN THE HEAVY METAL TRUANTS /
TEAMROCK .COM MONSTER ROCK AUCTION
AEROSMITH, IRON MAIDEN, AC/DC, METALLICA, ALICE COOPER, STATUS QUO, ALICE IN CHAINS, SLASH AND MANY MORE BROUGHT TOGETHER IN A GIANT CHARITY FUNDRAISER
Organised by the Heavy Metal Truants in association with TeamRock.com, raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust, Childline and Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy
In an unprecedented joining together of legendary musical icons with some of the most exciting names in modern rock music, the Heavy Metal Truants are very proud to announce an incredible auction to raise money for children’s charities. With almost a BILLION record sales between them, this is the largest-ever assembling of rock and metal bands memorabilia and exclusive signed merchandise for a charity fundraiser.
Featuring more than 80 items representing the biggest names in metal, alongside some wonderful donations from the likes of Peter Gabriel and comedian Bill Bailey, and donated by both bands and a wide array of music industry professionals, the auction launches at two minutes to midnight on THURSDAY 7TH AUGUST and runs for two weeks, hosted on EBAY.
Bidders from around the world will be able to get involved in the hope of securing the winning bids on a vast array of exclusive signed prizes including guitars, amps, t-shirts, posters, box-sets, rare pressings of albums, setlists, an entire soundsystem and even a crash helmet from thrash heroes Slayer, amongst many, many other musical gems.
Organised by the Heavy Metal Truants – a collection of amateur cyclists led by Iron Maiden’s manager Rod Smallwood and Metal Hammer & TeamRock.com editor-in-chief Alexander Milas, and comprising musicians, journalists, promoters, music
industry professionals and heavy metal fans – this auction follows the second annual charity cycle ride in June this year, covering 161 miles from London to Donington for the opening day of the Download Festival.
The Monster Rock Auction is supported and sponsored by TeamRock.com, the company behind the biggest collection of rock and metal media on the planet, and publishers of Metal Hammer, Classic Rock and more.
The auction closes on 21st August with the cheque presentation taking place on September 4th. During this time TeamRock Radio will run a Truant Takeover day where the entire programming will be devoted to artists and presenters raising money for the charities.
Says Alexander Milas, “For millions of rock and metal fans around the world, music is a way of life, and this is proof-positive that we’re also a community. The outpouring of support we’ve from musicians and industry alike is truly humbling, and we’re hoping it’ll be matched by the bids once the auction opens up this Friday. Spread the word!”
Full details of the items for auction can be found at www.teamrock.com
About Metal Hammer:
Metal Hammer is the heavy metal bible. Based in the UK, published monthly, and distributed internationally, it is now in its 28th year of publication, and its coverage of the world of metal – from the cutting edge to the extreme – is unparalleled. With 1.4 million Facebook followers, 300,000 Twitter followers, and its unprecedented coverage of the global metal scene – from India to Indonesia to South America – it is truly the world’s premier metal magazine.
About Team Rock Limited:
Team Rock Limited (TeamRock) is a new company founded by Billy Anderson and chaired by John Myers. John is the former Chief Executive of GMG Radio and Billy Anderson was Regional Director of GMG Radio. TeamRock is a new content, creation and distribution business for rock fans around the world. TeamRock content is powered by TeamRock.com the global home of the biggest and most exclusive stories in rock and metal.