GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions offer VIP experiences, exclusive music memorabilia and official autographed GRAMMY merchandise

  • Photo: John Shearer/
    Rihanna
  • Photo: Dan MacMedan/
    Nicki Minaj
  • Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/
    Bruce Springsteen
  • Photo: Lester Cohen/
    Jeff Beck
  • Photo: Shirlaine Forrest/
    Phil Collen
February 07, 2012 -- 9:49 pm PST

In celebration of the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, the GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions are open now through Feb. 23. Presented in partnership with Kompolt, the auctions provide bidders an opportunity to bid on approximately 100 exclusive items, including once-in-a-lifetime VIP experiences, memorabilia from world-renowned celebrities, and official GRAMMY merchandise autographed by artists during GRAMMY Week.

Featured items will be available for bid in two cycles, including a 2012 Vans Warped Tour three-day/three-city VIP experience, including the chance to ride on the official tour bus; private guitar lessons with Phil Collen of Def Leppard and Manraze, and Diamond Rio's Jimmy Olander; and official GRAMMY merchandise autographed backstage at the 54th GRAMMY Awards rehearsals and telecast by celebrity participants. This year's performers include Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, and Taylor Swift, among others.

Additional auction items include VIP concert and meet-and-greet experiences with Kathy Griffin and Portugal. The Man; VIP lounge tickets to the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals; guitars autographed by Jeff Beck, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Slash, among others; and music memorabilia autographed by Adele, Jason Aldean, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, Barbra Streisand, Usher, and Eddie Vedder, among others.

To place your bid on items featured in the GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions, visit www.ebay.com/grammy. All proceeds will benefit MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation.