Members of Rancid, Bad Religion, Black Flag, the Adolescents, Pennywise and many more have banded together with the Unite The United foundation to auction off rare items with proceeds going to China White guitarist Frank Ruffino.
Ruffino, according to a press release from Unite The United, “has spent the majority of the last year in and out of hospitals awaiting a liver transplant. Ruffino is currently in the ICU at UCLA Medical Center under the care of liver specialists. Doctors say Frank’s best chance of getting this timely and much needed transplant is to get to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida by mid-April.”
The items that follow below will be auctioned to raise funds for Ruffino's liver transplant. The eBay auction begins April 20 via the United The United account and will last ten days.
Additionally, two auction item viewing parties and a benefit show will be held:
Saturday, March 30, 2013, Frank Ruffino Benefit Show, featuring China White with special guests Cadillac Tramps, The Stitches, The Crowd, HFL, The Galway Hooker Band, Anarchy Taco and Aggroculture U.S. at The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Boulevard, Santa Ana, California, 92704. $15.00 tickets are available online at http://www.observatoryoc.com or at the box office. Observatory telephone number: 714-957-0600.
Sunday, April 14, 2013, at 1:00 PM PST, First auction item viewing party at The Los Angeles Punk Museum, 1640 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012. Enjoy a no-host bar along with entertainment by Sean Wheeler and Zander Schloss. (http://www.punkmuseums.com)
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 1:00 PM to 4 PM PST, Second auction item viewing party at The 2nd Floor Food, Art, Drinks, 126 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California 92648 (Frank Ruffino’s hometown). (http://2ndfloor.wikidot.com)
A full list of items being auctioned follows:
Social Distortion Autographed Acoustic Guitar
Pennywise Autographed Electric Guitar
Rancid Autographed Electric Guitar
Bad Religion Autographed Electric Guitar
The Adolescents Electric Autographed
Pearl Jam signed poster, DVDs and CDs
T.S.O.L Ron Emory Autographed Guitar
China White Frank Ruffino Autographed Guitar
Slayer Kerry King Autographed BC Rich Warlock Electric Guitar
Autographed Bass Guitar by Steve Soto of The Adolescents and Agent Orange; Brian Baker formerly of Minor Threat and currently with Bad Religion; Mike Watt of Minutemen, Dos, and Firehose and the Stooges; Chuck Dukowski of Black Flag; Randy Bradbury of Pennywise; Matt Freeman of Rancid; Mike Roche of T.S.O.L; Adam Stern of Youth Brigade; Jay Bentley of Bad Religion; Zander Schloss of The Circle Jerks, The Weirdos, Thelonious Monster and Joe Strummer; and C.J. Ramone of The Ramones. (Additional Punk Rock Bass Guitar Legends are still continuing to autograph this instrument almost daily)
Signed print of Lemmy of Motorhead and Kerry King of Slayer by legendary Rock Photographer Dean Karr
Exene Cervenka autographed and framed print by John Gilhooley
Duane Peters Autographed Skateboard Deck
JFA Autographed Skateboard Deck
Steve Olson Autographed Art
Allison Burns Custom Gold Leather Bag
Chip Foose Autographed Artwork
Bad Otis Link Art
BYO Records 2 Punk Rock Bowling Passes, 2 Autographed BYO Anniversary Book Packages and Autographed Posters
Edward Colver Autographed ‘End of Funnel’ Photo Book.
T.S.O.L Autographed Poster
Vicious Circle Autographed LP
The Adolescents 1987 First Edition ‘Brats in Battalions’ Tee-Shirt and Crew Pass – Framed
80’s Framed Goldenvoice Original Fliers
Punk Rock Cartoon A print from Tom Neas
Punk Rock Cartoon Print from Atila
Punk Rock Museum Clock
And many more yet-to-be-announced items.