TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy is selling a number of items he has collected over his three decades of touring, including posters and tour jackets.
The musician, who lives in Discovery Bay, California, explained his decision to part with the items in a two-and-a-half-minute video message posted on YouTube. He said: "After 30 years of touring, I finally decided, through all the crap that I've collected along the way, from posters to drinking cups, all the laminates, all the stickies, I finally wanna share it 'cause it's been following me around for so long.
"Posters is probably the number one thing I have the most of, so what I finally did is I went through 'em, organized 'em, compiled 'em, wrapped 'em up, and now finally there they are," he said. "So they look ready to go. I've got some special stuff that goes all the way back to 1987, some first tours. I was always the guy to grab 'em — everybody left 'em behind.
"It's not just about the posters as well," he continued. "Everything I have here that I've collected I've cherished — from things fans gave to me along the touring and all the craziness. But I also, for one thing, used to bring back all these glasses — I was so fascinated by these cups. So I have a big assortment of these cool beer-drinking mugs that I'm also probably gonna end up getting rid of, 'cause they look so cool, but I wanna share them — I want everybody else to enjoy them.
"I even have old touring jackets," he added. "I have equipment. I've documented all my wireless mic capsules. Every show that I've sang with them, I've put down, kept them in a box, 'cause I destroy them.
"As we go, I'm sure I'm gonna find more. I'm just going through so much. It's been following me for 30 years. So we came up with ChuckBillysWorld.com, so I can share all these things that I've collected along my travels, touring with the band TESTAMENT. And just make sure that you always come back. There's always gonna be updates. We'll try to do social media blasts as much as we can, keep everybody hip on what's happening. But make sure you come get it. And it's here for ya. Yeah!"
TESTAMENT recently entered the studio with Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS) to begin pre-production on the follow-up to 2016's "Brotherhood Of The Snake" album. The new disc is tentatively due before the end of the year.