Ever wanted to be part of one of the 21st century’s most influential and record-smashing bands? Well now, instead of riffing along to ‘One Step Closer’ with your knock-off Strat you can bask in the glory of actually playing one of Linkin Park’s formerly used instruments, with the band selling off 200 items for charity.
Tomorrow, the iconic nu-metal act will put guitars, keyboards, samplers, a megaphone, and more gear from their collections up for sale, with proceeds going towards ‘Music For Relief’. The charity is a non-profit that the band set up that provides aid to communities and individuals impacted by natural disasters.
The band’s Yamaha KX5 Keytar used on tour and featured in the ‘What I’ve Done’ music video will go up for sale as well as the banner used for backstage signings and fan events. You could also find yourself the new owner of a Moog Etherwave Plus Theremin used by Mike Shinoda during 2010 concerts and at the MTV Music Awards that same year and Brad Delson’s Amplivox S602M Megaphone used on tour in 2011.
“Throughout the last thirteen years, Linkin Park fans have been incredibly generous supporters of Music for Relief, truly enabling our mission to help survivors and communities in the wake of natural disasters,” Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Whitney Showler said in a statement.
“Music for Relief is honored to be the beneficiary of this rare opportunity Linkin Park is offering to own a piece of their history.”
The items will go up for sale on Reverb.com’s Techno Empire marketplace.
The band last played live together in October 2017 to pay tribute to their frontman Chester Bennington, who passed away in July. Although the future of the band is still up in the air, members have since been spotted in the studio together, with Mike Shinoda releasing solo material and publically stating he has “every intention” to continue with LP.
“I have every intention on continuing with LP, and the guys feel the same. We have a lot of rebuilding to do, and questions to answer, so it’ll take time” said Shinoda.