War On Drugs' Anthony LaMarca Selling Guitar To Help Families Affected By Multiple Myeloma
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:26:50
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The War on Drugs' Anthony LaMarca is selling his guitar to help families in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio affected by multiple myeloma. Last year, LaMarca was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. His 1969 Fender Jaguar has officially been sold on Reverb.com, where he also made a statement about his cause:
"Last summer I found out I had Multiple Myeloma. It was a big shock but everything about it since that could go right has gone right. Including getting a phone call out of the blue from the Spisak-Gaugler family saying that they wanted to provide some financial support to me and my wife to help with medical expenses. Bruce Gaugler was a retired corrections officer here in Youngstown when he died from Multiple Myeloma.
His family organized a golf outing while he was alive to help pay some of the bills. When he passed, they decided to keep doing the outing to start helping other families in the area affected by the disease. Since they helped me, I want to help them achieve that goal if I can. All the money from the sale of this guitar will go to their cause, and will help ease the financial burden for some people here. So that's the deal. Get a sweet guitar and change someone's life. Sounds like perfect living to me."
Earlier this year, War on Drugs collaborated on The National-curated Grateful Dead cover album Day of the Dead. Back in 2015, they signed a two album deal with Atlantic Records, but no news has been released on when we might be able to expect a new album from them.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff