Celebrities from the music, film, art and sports worlds will use their creative talents to design and personalize Guitar Hero II video game controllers for Rock, Paint, Bid -- an online auction by Activision, Inc. and Red Bull Energy Drink to be held April 3rd-13th benefiting MusiCares. The pieces will be on public display March 9-18 at Hi-Lo in Austin, Texas, where a surprise performance by a legendary guitarist will also mark the event.

"We are proud to be working with such an amazing list of artists and sports figures in support of this important foundation," said Tim Riley, Worldwide Executive of Music at Activision. "MusiCares provides a much-needed safety net of critical assistance for musicians in times of need. We hope our event is extremely successful and will make a real difference in the lives of people who need it the most."

List of Artists includes:
Armor for Sleep
Danny Masterson
Dashboard Confessional
Designer Missy Broome
The Films
Hot Hot Heat
Jack Black and Kyle Gass (Tenacious-D)
Jack's Mannequin
John Lacroix
Kelly Slater
Martin Bros. Bikes
Meg & Dia
Mister Cartoon
My Chemical Romance
New Era Cap
Paul Frank Industries
The Rocket Summer
The Spill Canvas
Suicide Girls
Tony Hawk
Will Rhoten-Decade Clothing

About MusiCares:

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit musicares.com.