As previously reported, Aerosmith is set to be honored as the 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year on January 24th (two days prior to the Grammys) at a special 30th anniversary benefit gala. That same day, an auction will take place through Julien’s Auctions to raise money for the Recording Industry's non-profit charity. Among the items donated by Aerosmith include Steven Tyler’s autographed Shure SM58 microphone and white stand, complete with an array of scarves (estimated $5,000 to $10,000), Joe Perry's autographed Les Paul Signature guitar ($5,000 to $7,000), and Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer have also put up autographed instruments (all estimated between $2,000 and $4,000). The band will also auction off a special VIP package to their Las Vegas show Deuces Are Wild that includes first class airline tickets, hotel accommodations, a meet-and-greet with Perry and Tyler and more ($10,000 to $20,000).
The auction will also include guitars signed by Dave Grohl, Pete Townshend, and Carlos Santana, while Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder placed his signature and a few drawings on a ukulele (all $5,000 to $7,000). Fleetwood Mac is also offering up a signed photo from their MusiCares Person of the Year event last year ($2,500 to $3,000), and Linda Ronstadt has donated a framed and signed copy of her album Heart Like a Wheel ($1,000 to $2,000).