A signed Iron Maiden painting and a bright orange amp used by Black Sabbath are just a couple of items for sale in the biggest ever rock memorabilia auction of its kind. Aerosmith, Iron Maiden and Metallica are among the bands who have donated merchandise for the charity sale. The auction is under way and will run for two weeks on online shopping site eBay.
Money raised will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust, Childline and Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy. Organised by Heavy Metal Truants in association with TeamRock.com, bidders from around the world will be able to get involved in the hope of getting their hands on more than 80 listed goods.
They include guitars, amps, T-shirts, posters, box sets, rare pressings of albums, set lists, an entire sound system and even a crash helmet from Slayer.
The auction, closing on August 21, will compete for bids with other charities on eBay.
“It's always charities that get hit hardest in these tough economic times, so this is a great opportunity for fans, industry, and musicians to join forces in helping those who need it most,” Iron Maiden's manager Rod Smallwood told BBC Newsbeat.