Backstage Auctions is honored to present a rare and one of kind online auction event in April featuring the personal collection of founding SLIPKNOT member Paul Gray.
"It's truly a privilege to be hosting this event especially knowing that it will benefit Paul's daughter October," explains Backstage Auctions founder Jacques Van Gool.
The event, aptly titled "Paul Gray All Access Legacy Auction", gives fans and collectors around the world an opportunity to own an authentic piece of memorabilia direct from the one of most highly regarded bass players in the metal world. The auction will feature Paul's personal tour used bass guitars, amps, cabinets, gear, stage worn apparel, set lists, tour itineraries, signed items, record awards, personal passes and a whole lot more. Among the many highlights is a selection of over a dozen tour, studio and album recording used bass guitars, as well as several early-day signature SLIPKNOT jumpsuits.
"Each of the guitars and jumpsuits has their own story to tell and represent a significant element of Paul Gray's touring and recording history," comments Van Gool. "I have personally worked with Brenna Gray over the past eighteen months and her final selection of items from Paul's collection is amazing and truly honors Paul's legacy. She has hand-picked items that will appeal to Paul Gray and SLIPKNOT collectors all around the world."
The online auction event starts April 1 and will run through April 9. A special VIP All Access Preview of the entire auction catalog will be available online beginning Saturday, March 25 and is open to fans and collectors worldwide. Register today for your VIP All Access Pass for the "Paul Gray All Access Legacy Auction".
Go to this location for the auction highlights and to register.
Paul Gray was found dead on May 24, 2010 after overdosing on drugs in a hotel room in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa, where he and SLIPKNOT were based. He left behind Brenna and October, who was born the following August.
Brenna revealed in a 2011 interview with Revolver that her husband had agreed to get help for his drug problem just one day before he died.
Paul was 38 years old at the time of his death.
After a lengthy hiatus, SLIPKNOT resumed touring in 2011, with Donnie Steele playing bass live. The band in 2014 secured the services of British musician Alessandro "Vman" Venturella to play bass on tour.