The MusiCares Foundation is currently holding their GRAMMY Charity Holiday Auction. This public sale features music and entertainment memorabilia from popular artists, as well as special VIP experiences, and raises funds for the charity. Among the memorabilia/merchandise up for bid are items from popular artists including: Cher, the Eagles, Jennifer Lopez, B.B. King, Tim McGraw, Dave Navarro, Ozzy Osbourne, Ringo Starr, U2, Slash, and Scott Weiland.

Additionally, special features include such VIP experiences as the 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006), concert packages for Wynonna, Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts, and "From The Big Apple To The Big Easy" Hurricane Katrina relief concert memorabilia signed by Bill Clinton, Dave Matthews, Elton John, Paul Newman, Paul Simon, the Neville Brothers and many more. Amidst the music and entertainment memorabilia are a few gems for sports lovers including a signed and worn helmet from NASCAR star Kasey Kahne as well as a Tony Hawk signed skateboard. To place a bid for this charity auction go to

New to the GRAMMY Charity Holiday Auction this year are Nixon limited-edition watches. The Nixon collection of one-of-a-kind watches are made from celebrity leather jackets, pants and guitar straps from artists including: Jeff Buckley, Peter Frampton, Dave Navarro, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, and Scott Weiland. Select watches will be available in 12 stores globally for one month, from Nov. 15 – Dec. 15, 2005, or online at the GRAMMY Charity Holiday Auction — Proceeds from this highly unique collection will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fundsm.

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.