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|Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2001 7:23 pm Post subject: Bid on Rock Star Props & Mark's costumes
|Hey maybe they'll auction his leather pants!
Tuesday August 21, 1:37 pm Eastern Time
SOURCE: Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures to Auction Exclusive Items From Rock N' Roll Comedy ``Rock Star'' On eBay
Net Proceeds to Benefit VH1's Save the Music Foundation
BURBANK, Calif.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Aug. 21, 2001--In the spirit of the upcoming rock n' roll comedy ``Rock Star,'' Warner Bros. Pictures, Bel-Air Entertainment, Warner Music Group and VH1 will auction rock n' roll memorabilia and other items on the popular Internet auction site eBay to benefit VH1's Save the Music foundation.
The Save The Music initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in America's public schools by restoring and supporting music programs in cities across the country, and by raising public awareness about the importance of music participation for America's youth.
Beginning Friday, August 24th, fans will be able to bid on many exciting and valuable items from ``Rock Star,'' including a left-handed Fender American Standard Stratocaster® guitar used by Mark Wahlberg (the Fender '62 Custom Strat retails at almost $2,000); costumes worn by Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston; props from the movie, such as tour jackets, t-shirts, framed albums, guitar straps, a Steel Dragon drum skin, and more.
Also up for auction are pairs of tickets to the ``VH1 Fashion Awards,'' ``My VH1 Music Awards,'' ``Divas Live 2002'' and a taping of the hit concert series ``Storytellers''; a tank top signed by Madonna; Eric Singer's KISS drum kit; a Paiste Cymbal signed by all the band members of Sugar Ray; a Sammy Hagar photo signed by photographer Billy Tompkins; one of Whitney Houston's Platinum Awards; and Motley Crue's Millennium Award.
All items will go to the highest bidder after eighteen days of active bidding, which will end on Monday, September 10th.
The auction is accessible both at eBay (http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/wbauction/) and the ``Rock Star'' web site (www.rockstarmovie.com).
Opening nationwide on September 7th, ``Rock Star'' tells the story of wannabe rock star Chris Cole (WAHLBERG), who is plucked from obscurity and catapulted to fame when Steel Dragon, the rock band he worships, chooses him to replace their lead singer after seeing a videotape of Cole fronting his Steel Dragon tribute band.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Bel-Air Entertainment, a Maysville Pictures/Robert Lawrence Production of a Stephen Herek Film. Starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston, ``Rock Star'' is directed by Stephen Herek, written by John Stockwell. The film is produced by Robert Lawrence and Toby Jaffe and also stars Jason Flemyng, Timothy Olyphant, Timothy Spall and Dominic West. Rock Star is executive produced by Steven Reuther, George Clooney and Mike Ockrent, and co-produced by Michael Fottrell. Musicians who play featured roles in the film include Jason Bonham, Blas Elias, Stephan Jenkins, Jeff Pilson, Brian Vander Ark, Zakk Wylde and Nick Catanese. The director of photography is Ueli Steiger, production designer is Mayne Berke, the editor is Trudy Ship, and the composer is Trevor Rabin. The ``Rock Star'' soundtrack album will be released by Priority Records.
``Rock Star'' will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, an AOL Time Warner Company.
This film has been rated ``R'' by the Motion Picture Association of America, for language, sexuality and some drug content.
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has a long history of dedication to the arts and the support of music education. Fender made a $1 million donation to VH1's Save the Music foundation in 2000. For more information about Fender's current program with eBay and Warner Bros. Pictures, please visit www.fender.com.
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