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BTS, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga Donate Items To MusiCares Auction

All proceeds will support out-of-work members of the music community, amid Covid-19.

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Ahead of the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, Julien’s Auctions will offer up a wide selection of collectible items from a range of A-list recording artists, including Billie Eilish and FINNEAS, BTS, and Lady Gaga. All proceeds from the January 31 event will benefit MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Up for bid are the pastel-colored outfits worn by Grammy nominees BTS in their record-breaking “Dynamite” video. Released on August 21, the single went straight to No.1, and became one of the biggest hits of the summer. This auction marks the very first time that the K-pop stars have offered up their costumes.

Also available is a “No Time To Die” single cover lithograph, signed by Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, and Daniel Craig, who stars in the latest James Bond installment. Eilish marks the youngest artist ever to record and perform a Bond theme.

Other highlights include a Chromatica vinyl LP, signed by Lady Gaga; a pink guitar signed by Machine Gun Kelly; Nikki Sixx’s signed signature J-4 Sixx bass guitar; and a Fender Player Series Stratocaster guitar signed by Black Pumas’ Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada, who are up for three Grammy awards this year.

Bob Dylan fans will be thrilled about a 2018 Mondo Scripto print, featuring the legendary singer-songwriter’s handwritten lyrics to “Like a Rolling Stone” on one side, and a signed drawing on the other. Dylan is also offering up a signed copy of his 2004 book, Chronicles.

Pete Townsend is donating the blue boiler suit and long beige linen “kimono” coat that he wore on stage with The Who in 2019. Original Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, meanwhile, is offering up a rhinestone-embroidered black jacket that he wore on stage in 2007-2008, during his reunion tour with the band.

Snoop Dogg is donating a signed self-portrait, created in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of Doggy Style, while HAIM are offering a sheet of partial handwritten lyrics for their Grammy-nominated song “The Steps,” off Women in Music Pt. III. Elvis Costello is sharing a signed Meyer The Hatter fedora.

Other items were generously donated by Reba McEntire, Brain May, Kenny Chesney, Yoko Ono, Tanya Tucker, Eminem, and many others. Forthcoming items from the estate of Chris Cornell and George Harrison will be announced shortly.

The COVID-19 Relief Fund was established in March by The Recording Academy and its affiliated charitable organization, MusiCares. Amid thousands of venue closures and tour cancellations, people from all ends of the industry were affected by the pandemic. The fund offers direct support those in the community with the greatest need.

“Partners like Julien’s Auctions allow MusiCares to continue to support musicians and industry professionals with our relief efforts,” said Laura Segura, Executive Director of MusiCares. “During Grammy week, we want to encourage everyone to support the thousands of people behind the scenes of the music that are still out of work and struggling through the pandemic.”

For more information, visit Julien’s Auctions.

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