Dave Grohl wowed us earlier this year with “Play,” his epic, 23-minute, multi-instrument jam and corresponding documentary that stressed the importance of music education. Now, he’s taking that passion one step further by launching the Play Music Gear auction via Reverb.
The Play Reverb Auction, which launches on Oct. 9, allows players and fans to bid upon guitars, drums and other instruments signed by the Foo Fighters frontman. Proceeds from the auction will go to organizations that help younger musicians “just Play.”
“When I take my kids to their music lessons, I see these rooms full of children that are really pushing themselves to figure this out. I’m inspired by watching that process,” Grohl said. “Even now, as a 49-year-old man, I’m still trying to figure it out. It’s not something that you ever truly master. You’re always chasing the next challenge, and you’re always trying to find a way to improve what you’ve learned.”
“Seeing my own kids start to play music and take lessons brings me back to the time when I was their age, chipping away at it and learning from my mistakes,” Grohl adds. “It’s a lifelong obsession, but at the end of the day — just like any kid — the reward is just to play.”
Among the items that will be on the auction block are signed gear donated by DW Drums, Fender, Gibson Gretsch, Ludwig, Made by Maple and Zildjian.