Benefit For Tony MacAlpine A Sweeping Success! Auction Continues Through Tuesday, December 22

New York, NY (December 15, 2015)—This past Saturday, December 12, the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles housed a rousing night of music – The Benefit For Tony MacAlpine – featuring stellar performances by Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian, Tom Morello, John 5, Nuno Bettencourt, Ritchie Kotzen, and Paul Gilbert.

The stage was set alight with individual performances, concluding in an all-star jam for the ages. Here’s a taste of the night’s festivities, courtesy of Guitar and Guitar

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The show also kicked off a week-long auction benefitting MacAlpine (who was recently diagnosed with colon cancer) and his family (his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year). There are still more amazing items available for auction! The following have just been added:

-An Ibanez RG Iron Label 7-string signed by all guitarists at the show

– Mike Mushok’s (Staind) PRS Baritone Guitar signed by Mike and his band Saint Asonia

– Eric Singer’s custom snare drum signed by all the members of KISS

– Sabian Paragon Crash cymbal signed by the musicians at the show

– Simon Phillips’ (Toto) signature snare

– Neil Peart’s 10” Paragon Splash cymbal – signed by Neil

– Virgil Donati’s Sabian Signature Saturation Crash

– Mike Portnoy’s Sabian Signature Crash 14” cymbal played on Winery Dogs Tour

– Mike Portnoy’s Sabian Signature China 12” cymbal played on Winery Dogs tour

– Bass lessons from Rudy Sarzo

Bidders can visit to throw their hats into the ring. These new items will be available for auction until Monday, December 21 or Tuesday, December 22 (depending on the item).

Additionally, fans can donate at

Photo credit: Brian Kirksey

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