STUDIO CITY, Calif.–Some of the biggest names in music, among them System of a Down lead singer Serj Tankian, have come together to give thanks for one of the most influential albums of the past 40 years, all to benefit a great cause.
The album “Entertainment!” by UK post-punk band Gang of Four came out in 1979 and steered many young musicians down their artistic path.
“It [the album] completely changed the way I looked at rock music and sent me on my trip as a bass player,” said Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in praise of “Entertainment.”
Celebrity Auction Doctors circulated a copy of this CD to many artists who also have been outspoken about the significant impact this album has had on them. Each artist was asked to personalize a section of the CD artwork in their own creative way.
Some of the artists joining Tankian in the auction are REM’s Michael Stipe; Gwen Stefani of No Doubt; Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave’s Tom Morello; Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Mothersbaugh, and Jerry Casale of Devo; and Bush frotman Gavin Rossdale.
The band Gang of Four has selected the UK-based women’s rights charity Womankind Worldwide as the beneficiary of the auction. Womankind Worldwide is an international women’s rights charity that helps women and girls improve their lives in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The auction is being hosted by eBay Giving Works from October 15 to 25 at CelebrityAuctionDoctors.com.
Celebrity Auction Doctors produced an exclusive interview with Gang of Four’s guitarist Andy Gill for the auction. In the interview, Andy talks about Gang of Four’s influences, their latest album, and the charity Womankind Worldwide. Andy will also personally call the auction’s top bidder to offer thanks. Andy was recently voted #12 in Spin Magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Celebrity Auction Doctors is an interview-and-auction charity webisode created by Auction Doctors, Inc. For more than twelve years, Auction Doctors has organized global charity auctions for national organizations, including over $2 million raised for ESPN and the V Foundation for Cancer Research.