2017 has been an incredible year for PCAC with some amazing auctions, donations, guest presenters and more and more bands becoming involved. Here are some of the recent highlights ..
In December, PCAC donated to the following causes
In October, PCAC donated to
October also had the first ever PCAC takeover with Chloe Grushka taking control for a week and running several auctions. Her chosen charity is St Baldricks
.The 13th artist pick was released with Bayside taking the honours. You can see their pick design here
In September, MammothFest 2017 announced they would be supporting PCAC and released a range of custom picks for sale at the event.
The Ergon Guitar is continuing its trip around the world collecting signatures.
Adriano Sergio has been taking the guitar to guitar conventions so people can have a look and play.
Here's some info on the guitar and some other work by Adriano...
So far Slayer, Anthrax, Mastodon, Sting and Papa Roach have signed the front with the back being full of signatures from the best guitar builders in Europe.
Not forgetting included in the find auction will be a one of piece of art from DREAD STEEL.
James has once again created a stunning 24crt gold scar piece that will partner the Ergon guitar in the final auction.
So whats next for 2018 ?
Lee has set a target of $100,000 raised by August. There are some amazing (and potentially high value) auctions on the way as well as a new range of PCAC shirts. With the continued effort that Lee and all the group members put in to supporting PCAC, that target is achievable.
Happy New Year to you all and wish you all the best for 2018
PCAC has just turned 2 years old and what better way to finish our second year than by having 9 auctions, releasing a new custom, being guests at Bloodstock and donating another $1975 to charities
Lee finally released the Tom Araya custom pick.
Lee has been a lifelong fan of Slayer and to say he is a little starstruck by having Tom on board would be a huge understatement. Lee met with Tom last year at Bloodstock and Tom agreed straight away to do a pick. Following on from the success of the Sandra Araya pick this was always going to be a massively sort after pick and the demand for this pick was incredible.
Thanks Tom and Sandra for your support of PCAC
Check out Toms fan page here and Sandras fan page here
The auctions kicked off this month with Iron Maiden raising $300 and the winner receiving
1x Custom Janick Gers pick.
1x Custom Nicko McBrain stick.
1x Crew T-shirt - XL
Next up was Hatebreed with a winning bid of $275 receiving
8x Custom Guitar picks.
1x Custom Drum stick.
1x Signed 'The Concrete Confessional' CD.
1x Signed Poster.
1x 2014 London Underworld XL T-shirt.
This was followed by a HUGE Big 4 auction with the winner bagging this lot of goodies for $650
2012 Megadeth V.I.P T shirt size XL New w/ Tag Smokefree
2012 Megadeth Limited Edition Poster #1284/1700 Signed by full band
Megadeth Dave Mustaine stage used and bent pick
Megadeth Chris Broderick Endgame pick
Megadeth Shawn Drover custom drumstick
2016 Anthrax Frank Bello Autographed picture
2009 Anthrax Frank Bello personal Sonisphere T-shirt w/ COA from Frank
1990 Anthrax All Access Tour Laminate signed by Scott Ian Joey Belladonna and Frank Bello
1987-88 Exodus All Access Tour Laminate signed by Gary Holt of Slayer
2016 Drumhead signed by Frank Bello Gary Holt and Ted Aguilar
2004/05 Megadeth Blackmail the Universe Tour Program
2006 Anthrax Tour Itinerary (has minor water damage to bottom corner)
1991 Metallica Catering Sign
1991 Metallica Crew Room and Snake Pit Sign
1986 Metallica Cliff Burton Iowa Jam Foil Ticket From May 26
2015 Mayhem Festival Tour Program
1987 Slayer Support Band Sign
1992 Metallica/Guns N Roses Gold Foil VIP Tour Laminate
1992 Metallica/Guns N Roses/Faith No More All Access Tour Laminate
1992 Metallica/Guns N Roses Gold Foil Venue Tour Laminate
1992 Metallica/Guns N Roses Gold Foil Caterer Tour Laminate
1992 Metallica Red Foil VIP Tour Laminate
1991 Metallica Band Personnel Hologram Tour Laminate
1993 Metallica Day on the Green VIP Tour Laminate
1988-89 Metallica Working Backstage Pass
1991/92 Metallica Green Snake Pit Pass
1993 Metallica Blue Guest Pass
1999 Metallica June 19 Foil Artist Laminate
1994 Metallica Woodstock VIP North Tour Laminate
1994 Metallica Woodstock Press Tour Laminate
1987 Slayer All Access Tour Laminate
1988 Slayer Crew Tour Laminate
2001-02 Megadeth Hero Tour Support/Artist Hologram Tour Laminate
1992 Megadeth VIP Gold Foil Tour Laminate
1998 Anthrax Volume 8 The Threat Is Real All Access Tour Laminate
We then had a Metallica auction with items from the current tour. This went for an amazing $2200 with the winner receiving
27x City Custom Picks.
1x 'Giants' city pick.
2x Kirk H picks.
1x James H 'Blackfang' Pick.
1x 'Worldwired tour 2017' Pick.
1x 'Hardwired' Pick.
2x Stage used Lars Sticks, one with tape, one with tape removed to show the Logo & Sig.
Ian Grushka stepped up once again to put the following for a New Found Glory auction with raised a further $700.
14x Ian's numbered 1-14 baseball picks.
3x Custom picks from the week long tour NFG just did in the USA (the ones with drawing of Ian on
2x Australia tour picks.
1x Summer sonic Japan pick.
1x Yet to be used Custom pick from Riot fest which they play mid sept.
2x Slayer font picks (they say sound check, and Ian uses 1 per show, only at soundcheck).
3x Black, White and yellow are for upcoming UK tour (the yellow was a misprint, one side has
wagamama logo, the other side was supposed to have 20 year nfg logo but they made a mistake and put the back of my Australia pick).
4x Passes... 20 year USA tour laminate. An all access and support laminate from the Australia/Japan tour. A meet n greet pass from Australia.
1x Meet n greet Australia tour 20 year pin.
August ended with 4 smaller auctions with some nice custom picks
3x Custom picks from Hemlock $45
1 drum stick from Blind Guardian $50
3x Custom picks from Black Crowes $75
2x Custom picks from Testament picks $60
Lee went to Bloodstock festival again this year with all 39 bands on the New Blood Stage receiving PCAC customs
Thanks go once again to Alan and Vicky Hungerford for their ongoing support for PCAC.
As we enter our third year of PCAC, I know Lee has some amazing things planned which will raise lots of money so who knows, is this the year we $100,000 ?
To all members of PCAC, you are incredible !!! Last month, the total amount donated to cancer charities hit the $50,000 mark.
Lee had no idea when he started this project that it would raise this much and I remember how excited he got when it raised the first $1000 :-)
We all know just how much work he puts in to this so on behalf of PCAC I want to say thank you Lee. Your hard work and the amazing members of this group ARE making a difference through these donations.
So on the note of hard work, July saw the following items auctioned off
1 signed photo of Sandra and Tom Araya
2 trashed guitars
2 drum skins
1 unopened pick tin
1 door sign
3 backstage passes
2 photo frames
1 warning sign
4 pcac wristbands
1 dressing room sign
1 box of matches
We also had Andy Jones complete a 100 mile bike raising money for PCAC
With such a varied amount of auctions and fundraising now going through this group...... $100,000 next?
Lee has just announced that PCAC has hit the $46,000 total for monies raised. As many of you are asking on facebook, when we will hit the $50,000 figure. I don't think it will be long.
Auctions in June have gone crazy and even included a new round of the now worldwide smash hit game Pingo. 120 lucky winners each received a random pick drawn by Lee on a live facebook feed.
Other auctions were as follows :
10 Winners in the Avenged Sevenfold auction raising $867
Warrant raised $130
Slipknot raised $500
In This Moment raised $500
Nickelback raised $61
The Haunted raised $45
This mean't we raised in auction this month a total of almost $3700. Well done again PCAC, your generosity never fails.
On a side note, some of you may have spotted the very dubious guy next to Lee at download this year, well that was me :-)
Unfortunately, its not all been good news this month, Lee's Mum Jean, had the awful news that her cancer has returned. Those of us that know her will know how strong she is and as she has beaten it once, she will do it again. Its a harsh reminder of why PCAC exists and why we continue to donate to the various charities that PCAC supports.
Jean recently visited the Waterside Cancer Support Center, who supported her during her first fight with cancer, and handed over a donation from PCAC for £785.
Waterside did an amazing job looking after her during round 1 and we can be sure they will do the same for round 2.
PCAC has given further donations this month to :
Teenage Cancer Trust - $3820
Dana Farber Cancer Institute - $820
Make a Wish America - $1000
Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation - $2465
Children With Cancer - £80
Pingo may not be worldwide or a smash hit :-)
3 days of amazing music at Download could only be topped by one man, the phenomenal Tom Araya. He took time out of his busy schedule to meet up with Lee.
Lee was able to hand over Tom's PCAC custom picks and personally thank him and Sandra for their support and trust with PCAC. All money raised from Tom's picks will go to Teenage Cancer Trust.
Slayer have also signed the Ergon guitar. This guitar is going to raise loads of money when it finally goes to auction.
A huge thanks once again to Tom and Sandra for their support and Tom's custom picks will be released very soon.
May saw 9 auctions hosted through our facebook page including quite a few auctions for non metal items :-)
Motley Crue raised $350
Halestorm raised $150
Hatebreed and DevilDriver raised $260
2 tone/Ska (Madness, The Specials plus others) raised $38
Coldplay raised $40
Russell Howard raised $120
Vader raised $500
The Lumineers raised $55
The amazingly talented Jame Dread Clarke created an awesome PCAC pick that was auctioned off for $160
Lee also met up with Jon Western to hand over the Chris Robertson guitar & the Pearl Jam posters from David Craig auction.
April saw PCAC raise $4921.66 in auctions with a large chunk, $3000 in fact, coming from the Chris Robertson guitar auction. Chris wants the money to be donated to the 'Teenage Cancer Trust' .
Other auctions this month have been for
Venom Inc. raised $350
Last In Line raised $76
In Flames raised $170
Black Sabbath pass auction raised $1325.66
So the question now is, will the $3000 for a single auction be beaten?
Lee went live last night to give away loads of picks and goodies to the PCAC supporters as well as showing off some of the upcoming items in auctions. He also showed off the latest artist to collaborate with PCAC, the awesome Tom Araya. Check out the video below from the live feed to see this pick before it goes up for sale
Its only April and so far Lee has run an incredible 21 auctions on the PCAC Facebook page raising $5938 to help the fight against cancer.
Behemoth raised $200
4x Custom picks
1x Signed poster.
1x AAA pass (from their Gdansk home town show).
New Found Glory raised $432
1x 22" signed drum skin.
13x custom guitar picks.
1x BBC pass (photo is in the comments).
1x New Found Glory set list.
1x Neck deep set list.
Bouncing Souls raised $160
1x Signed Drum Skin.
1x Signed Set list.
1x Custom guitar pick.
Pearl Jam raised $230
1x 2016 concert poster size 13x19.
1x 2010 concert poster size 12x18
(Both signed by poster artist Jay Michael).
Motley Crue raised $750
1x Mick Mars Signed 'Too fast for love' Album.
5x Mick Mars custom picks.
1x All Access pass from their final show.
Gary Holt raised $185
6x Custom Gary H guitar picks.
1x Exodus set list
1x Signed photo.
Korn raised $650
4x New Munky 2017 picks (2 white, 2 black).
1x Serenity of suffering poster signed by all 5 members of Korn.
4x New Head 2017 picks (2 blue, 2 pink)
1x Commemorative ticket from the March 6, 2017 show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California, Hand Signed by all 5 members of Korn.
1x All Access pass that was used for the March 5-6, 2017 shows at the HOB Anaheim (These were only made to use at these 2 shows, so they are extremely limited).
Avenged Sevenfold raised $653
1x Signed custom bass drum skin.
14x Custom guitar picks.
9x Set lists from the tour.
1x Ultimate VIP wristband.
1x Signed print
Shooter Jennings & Waymore Outlaws raied $130
1x Signed 5x7 by Shooter Jennings.
8x Shooter Jennings tour guitar picks.
1x Signed CD by Waymore's Outlaws.
2x Waymore's Outlaws tour guitar picks.
System of a Down raised $120
3x Custom SOAD picks.
1x Signed photo from Shavo.
Kiss raised $120
4x Custom KISS picks.
New Found Glory raised $710
1x Large metal pick signed by every member of New Found glory.
1x Used Custom drum stick.
1x Ian Grushka custom pick.
Fear Factory raised $240
7x Custom Guitar picks
1x Set list from BOA 2016.
1x Set used strings.
1x Bloodstock timetable lanyard
Pile of extras from Roger Rouillard donated by Christian Olde Wolbers
Motorhead raised $167
1x Large signed Dunlop pick.
1x Lemmy K pick.
1x Phil C pick.
1x Mikkey D pick.
1x Roadcrew pick.
Zakk Sabbath raised $350
1 - Zakk Wylde Zakk Sabbath pick.
2 - RARE Blasko Zakk Sabbath pick. YES 2!!!
1 - Signed Joey Castillo used drumstick
1 - RARE Zakk Sabbath vinyl decal. These are not for sale anywhere and are perfect for a guitar or car.
1 - RARE Zakk Sabbath 2017 world tour shirt (NEW - XL)
1 - Zakk Sabbath "Void of Reality" Long Sleeve shirt (NEW - XL)
1 - Zakk Sabbath world tour poster SIGNED by the band - Zakk Wylde, Blasko and Joey Castillo. (Only 150 made, even Fewer signed. And even fewer signed in PURPLE INK!)
Avenged Sevenfold raised $240
6x Custom Guitar picks.
Saliva raised $110
3x Custom Guitar picks.
1x Custom drum stick signed by the band (the photo is showing different angles to show sigs/print).
1x Signed Poster.
Helloween raised $201
12x Custom Guitar picks.
1x Signed postcard.
2x Unsigned postcards
Ozzy Ozbourne raised $55
1x Ozzy Ozbourne Guest act pass
Star Wars raised $85
1x Limited Edition premier ticket (in a hard display case).
1x In theatre merch pass.
2x Limited Edition badges.
1x Star wars lanyard.
Alien Ant Farm raised $150
1x Signed drum skin
2x Custom guitar picks
This is for auctioncs only and doesn't take into account all the Pingo, one off picks and other competitions being run