|The Music Saves Lives custom Gibson Guitar Auction is set to feature a one of a kind 2009 Gibson Les Paul Studio with custom graphics and signature by Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba.
Monster Energy and Ashba donated the guitar to Music Saves Lives to raise funds for life saving causes that help increase the nation’s safe Blood Supply and Marrow Registry. Kevin Lyman, founder of the Vans Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Country Throwdown and Mayhem Festival, started the foundation ‘Unite the United’, where proceeds from eBay auctions benefit selected nonprofits. Music Saves Lives has been selected for this unique eBay fundraising.
Darren Jay Ashba (born November 10, 1972 in Monticello, Indiana) is an American guitarist and songwriter. He is currently a guitarist in Sixx:A.M. and Guns N' Roses, and is also known for his work with hard rock bands BulletBoys, and Beautiful Creatures. Ashba has worked with various artists including Mötley Crüe, Drowning Pool, Marion Raven, Aimee Allen and Neil Diamond.
The summer of 2010 is the fifth summer Music Saves Lives has been supported by the Vans Warped Tour to educate and encourage blood donation. This program has generated over 100,000 blood donations this summer and over 1 million in the past 5 years and it is the largest youth blood donation program in US history.
Music Saves Lives brings a simple concept: Connect the music and entertainment we all love to a life saving community action. Music Saves Lives has focused efforts on blood donation and the bone marrow registry and reaching out by sharing facts, educating and empowering youth. As a recognized 501(c)3 organization, Music Saves Lives has grown from its home base in Southern California to having a worldwide presence. The Music Saves Lives motto, “Saving Lives Has Never Sounded So Good™”, echoes its life saving mission.
To learn more about the auction visit: tinyurl.com/3yubbgu
To learn more about the DJ Ashba: djashba.com
To learn more about Monster Energy visit: monsterenergy.com
Information about Music Saves Lives and its life saving efforts visit: musicsaveslives.org