Fancy owning a guitar from Punk Pop giants Green Day? Well, here’s your chance. The band is auctioning one of their guitars on the instrument resale site Reverb. The band is helping to raise funds for ALS research and in particular, the memory of Kim Shattuck, who was the leader of ’90s punk outfit, The Muffs.
Hans Buscher, who is Billy Joe Armstrong’s guitar tech, listed the guitar earlier this week. The guitar is an Epiphone Les Paul, and was played during the Revolution Radio Tour and to make it even more collectible, it was signed by Armstrong, drummer Tre’ Cool and bassist Mike Dirnt.
The Muffs were formed in 1991, and as the band was working on would be the Muffs final album, No Holiday, behind the scenes, Shattuck had been battling ALS and passed away at her Los Angeles home on October 2, 2019, age 56.
The guitar is listed at a non-negotiable $5000 on Reverb’s sub-site, and in another attempt to raise money, there will be a benefit held at L.A.’s El Rey Theater on March 15th e Life Of Kim Shattuck. Some of the acts set to play the benefit gig are Veruca Salt, Redd Kross, Kathy Valentine (formerly of the Go-Go’s) and the Pandoras.