Didier Chesneau (from the band HEADLINE) and Michel Lâg Chavarria (Lâg Guitars) will be auctioning an Arkane guitar signed by metal icons this Monday (February 11th) in Paris, France. All the funds will be given to the charity, La Ligue Contre le Cancer.
This unique red piece has been signed by artists from around the world, among them: ZAKK WYLDE (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, ex-OZZY OSBOURNE), Gus G (FIREWIND, Ozzy Osbourne) Dj Ashba (SIXX: A.M.), Shagrath (DIMMU BORGIR), DORO, MYLES KENNEDY, MARK TREMONTI, Phil Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA), Ian Astbury (THE CULT), as well as members of SCORPIONS, THERION, PAIN OF SALVATION, IGGY & THE STOOGES, LOUDBLAST, IN FLAMES and more
A gallery of photos of the artists signing the guitar can be seen at this location
If you were at Hellfest in 2011, you may have noticed the big fireworks launched in memory of Patrick Roy, a French politician who defended metal music at the national assembly, but sadly passed away of cancer this same year. With this guitar, Arkane wants to pay another tribute to this great man who has been saluted by thousands of people from every country in the world that very same night while AC/DC’s 'For Those About to Rock (We Salute you)' was playing at the French festival. This guitar is red, and so was Patrick Roy’s iconic jacket, the man who held a copy of a Rock Hard magazine in the national assembly, and his wife is actually firmly involved in this glorious project.
More infos about the guitar (photos, equipment) and how to get in touch with this great cause can be found at this location