SLASH, AC/DC, METALLICA Sign Guitar To Benefit Pediatric Kidney Research

Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES), AC/DC and METALLICA have recently signed custom Ernie Ball Axis Super Sport guitars to benefit pediatric kidney research at the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. Each guitar will be auctioned through eBay where all proceeds will be donated to the Casey Lee Ball Foundation. Currently the world's largest private pediatric kidney foundation, the Casey Lee Ball Foundation will continue to offer autographed guitars throughout the year at this location.

Each instrument will be showcased at the NAMM trade show, January 20-23 in Anaheim, CA. The first instrument to be auctioned off will feature signatures from Angus and Malcolm Young of legendary rock band AC/DC. The initial auction will begin on Thursday, February 3.

The Casey Lee Ball Foundation is a non-profit organization working for the advancement of pediatric kidney research. Casey Lee Ball, third son of Sterling Ball, was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease at age two. At age five, while Casey and Sterling were recuperating from kidney transplant surgery, they decided to create the Casey Lee Ball Foundation. As a result of their tireless efforts over the last eleven years, several new medicines have made it to the market in record time and are helping to reduce the side effects of kidney transplant medications.

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