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Autographed guitar from EMI’s post-Grammy® event to be available for auction


Proceeds to benefit Stand Up for a Cure

Gibson Melody Maker guitar signed by artists including Grammy winners and nominees Coldplay, Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum, Flex, Herbie Hancock, Jaguares, Trace Adkins, Keith Urban and more offered for auction at

Los Angeles, CA, February 18, 2009 -- A guitar autographed by some of the world’s biggest musical artists, songwriters and celebrities on Grammy night at EMI’s benefit for Stand Up for a Cure will go to the highest bidder in an auction presented by EMI.Proceeds from the auction, hosted by, will go to Stand Up For a Cure, an organization that raises funds and awareness for lung cancer research and patient care.

Immediately after the Grammy® Awards on Sunday, February 8, artists ranging from Trace Adkins, Coldplay, Flex, Herbie Hancock, Lady Antebellum, Katy Perry and Keith Urban signed a white Melody Maker guitar donated by Gibson at the EMI Music/EMI Music Publishing post-Grammy event for Stand Up for a Cure at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.In addition, celebrities Hilary Duff, Paris Hilton, Chris Tucker and JC Chasez signed the guitar.

Details about the auction and images will be available at a special page on here featuring artists who signed the guitar.It will also be posted on and is also accessible at beginning at noon EST today.The auction will run for two weeks.

Jordan Belkin, executive director of Stand Up for a Cure says, “This is an overwhelming outpouring of support from EMI and so many incredibly talented musicians and entertainers.”

Stand Up For a Cure Autographed Guitar features signatures from:

A Fine Frenzy

Lady Antebellum

Trace Adkins


Dallas Austin

Little Big Town

the bird and bee

Joe Lovano (Blue Note Artist)

Terence Blanchard

Deana Martin (Dean Martin’s daughter)


Katy Perry

Stephen Curtis Chapman

Priscilla Renea

JC Chasez

Rev Theory

Lamont Dozier (Motown songwriter)

The Sick Puppies

Hilary Duff


Billy Duffy / The Cult

Chris Tomlin


Chris Tucker (actor)

Herbie Hancock

Keith Urban

Brian Howes (Producer /Songwriter for Hinder)

Varsity Fan Club


Deryck Whibley (Sum 41)


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