The huge bonanza of gear that Nine Inch Nails were auctioning off last month was yet another stroke of genius by Trent Reznor. The gear was prized for being used on tour by Nine Inch Nails as well as actually being of great quality and rare one-offs. But as it also turned out, Reznor, ever the trend setter, ushered in a new trend. Welcome folks, to the world of Musician Yard Sale featuring items from Kanye West, Coldplay, and Scott Weiland. Same amount of hodgepodge but now more expensive and going to a charitable cause. I guess the holidays really do bring the best out of people!
First we are going to rummage through Kanyes closet. His items up for bid include some unique one-of-a-kind sneakers and a shirt, both signed by Ye himself. All proceeds go to the Kanye West Foundation, which provides support to childhood arts and creativity programs as well as after school programs. Click here if you are feeling lucky and charitable.
Once we are done ransacking Kanyes closet, let us head over to Scott Weilands. A little more variety, featuring plenty of signed and some unsigned items, including a Dean Acoustic guitar. Personally Im digging the red velvet Gucci blazer signed by Weiland. All proceeds go to the ArchAngel Organization, which supports his brothers family. His brother, Michael Weiland died in 2007 after a long battle with drug addiction. See the auction here.
Last but not least is what Coldplay is calling their end of decade clearance sale. Everything must go, essentially ten years of accumulated stuff that is either signed by the band or accompanied with a certificate of authenticity. This auction is in support of Kids Company, which helps youths in need throughout London. No word yet on what items will be up for grabs, but check out the teaser below. Get ready to bid starting on December 17th.