Nearly 100 Donated Guitars Will be Auctioned on Saturday, December 1 at 2
P.M. at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, CA to Raise Money for Dio Cancer

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of
the world-renowned voice of Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell,
will participate in the upcoming Icons & Idols-Rock ‘n’ Roll Auction at
Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday, December 1 at 2
P.M. Nearly 100 donated guitars signed by a variety of celebrities from the
music world will go on the auction block to benefit the Fund’s mission of
cancer prevention, research and education.

The collection includes guitars signed by the Jonas Brothers, Slash, Tom
Morello, Tony Iommi and members of Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, the
Alice Cooper Band, Metallica and Iron Maiden. Among the rarities are a
prototype electric guitar made for and signed by Eddie Van Halen and a
custom hand-carved Ronnie James Dio memorial guitar created by DBZ Guitars.
Also in the collection is an Epiphone electric guitar signed by a host of
country music stars, among them Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney,
an ESP acoustic electric guitar signed by “Twilight” film star Robert
Pattinson and three guitars hand painted by the famous elephants of the
Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project in Thailand.

Online bidding has already commenced, and items included in this auction are
available for viewing at:

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a privately funded
501C3 charity organization which has already raised more than $600,000 in
its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research
work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research
and the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in
Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six
months of his life.

Julien’s Auctions, which specializes in entertainment memorabilia, is
located at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 150, Beverly Hills, California
A free public exhibition of many of the items included in the auction will
be available for viewing during the auction house’s regular business hours
of 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. beginning Monday, November 19 through Friday, November
For hours, visit: www.juliensauctions.com.


HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


Full Feature
Payable on Death – P.O.D.

A Voice of Life

Almost 27 years after the band's first studio album, P.O.D.'s message is arguably more important than ever. "I believe (our message) is even more relevant now than it was then. If you really listen to 'Youth of the Nation,' we still have these tragedies going on. There’s a lot of searching still going on out there."


Full Feature
All Features