Arts You Can Own Krist Novoselic’s Bass
Nirvana bassist and good liberal activist Krist Novoselic has put up on eBay the instrument he used on Nirvana’s last tour. You have until March 9 to bid on it here.
Proceeds for the winning bid will go to Music For America, a non-profit organization with a substantial Seattle presence that focuses on voter-turnout programs for young people.
“I am committed to increasing participation in democracy,” says Novoselic. “Music For America is an organization that gets people involved. I’m happy to contribute my Black Eagle Ibanez bass to such an effort.”
Full press release after the jump.
Contact: Aja Pecknold
NIRVANA BASSIST KRIST NOVOSELIC AUCTIONS BASS GUITAR PLAYED ON NIRVANA'S LAST TOUR FOR SAKE OF YOUNG VOTERS.
Novoselic to donate proceeds from bass to benefit Music for America, a non-profit focusing on young voter turnout programs.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: What's worth more than a part of rock and roll history from the final tour of a multi-platinum band as unforgettable as legendary 90's grunge band Nirvana?
According to Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, young voters are. Novoselic has donated the bass guitar he played in Nirvana's final tour to help fund Music for America (MFA), a non-profit organization that registers, educates and engages young people in politics.
"I am committed to increasing participation in democracy,” says Novoselic. "Music For America is an organization that gets people involved. I'm happy to contribute my Black Eagle Ibanez bass to such an effort.”
The Nirvana bass is the most notable of many rock, hip-hop, and political collectables and experiences that MFA will auction off during the organization's first ever Icon Awards show in San Francisco. The awards ceremony will recognize musicians, politicians, businesses, donors and activists who join MFA in its mission to engage young people in progressive politics.
The auction will begin online on eBay.com on March 2, and will end with a simultaneous online and offline bidding war at 9 p.m., March 9, during the MFA Icon Awards in San Francisco. To bid on this priceless bass guitar played on Nirvana's last tour, go to:
The Icon Awards is MFA's largest fundraiser of the year and will take place at Terra, located at 511 Harrison Street in San Francisco, beginning at 7 p.m. Dinner and cocktails will be served.
All proceeds from the auction will go to support Music for America, a non-profit organization with 60,000 young members and 350 partner bands. MFA is launching a national program to register 50,000 young voters via text messaging in 2006.
To buy tickets or for sponsorship information about Music for America's 2006 Icon Awards, visit: www.musicforamerica.org/iconawards.