Tom Petty, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry & Friends Run Sweepstakes For Signed Guitar
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:57:28
Are you in the market for a new acoustic guitar, but looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind instrument? Do you have a million reasons for wanting to donate to Planned Parenthood, but just needed the right one? Well then this just may be for you. 102 artists, including Tom Petty, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Foo Fighters, have autographed an acoustic guitar that that will be raffled off to raise funds for Planned Parenthood.
The sweepstakes were put together by 7-inches for Planned Parenthood who last week announced a box set of 7-inch vinyl singles to raise money for the organization. As for the signed acoustic guitar, people who donate $10 or more to 7-inches for Planned Parenthood will be automatically entered into a raffle to win the priceless autographed instrument.
Other artists who have signed the guitar include Queens of the Stone Age, Michael Stipe, Sam Smith, Ryan Adams, John Legend, the Animals' Eric Burdon, Jackson Browne, Henry Rollins, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, Mark Ronson, MC5's Wayne Kramer and Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner.
The guitar is a Gibson CJ-165, and comes courtesy of Reuben Cox, the owner of Old Style Guitar Shop in Los Angeles, California, who in the past five months has recruited over 100 artists to sign the guitar. Cox started collecting the autographs immediately following Election Day.
The sweepstakes will run until May 11th. Enter to win or just get more information on the official website. Best of all, the money all goes to a good cause, so even if you don't win, you can still feel good about your participation… though no participation ribbons will be handed out.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff