Press Release

For Immediate release!



Dolly Parton’s Sensational White and Gold Rhinestone and Beaded Fringe Dress Worn on the Red Carpet of the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year Event Honoring Her to Shine on the Auction Stage

Katy Perry’s Silver Snowflake “California Gurls” Performance Ensemble Worn on “The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live! – Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night” in 2010 Makes a Dazzling Appearance

Guitars, Wardrobe and Memorabilia from Dave Gahan, deadmau5, Demi Lovato, Depeche Mode, Gene Simmons, Harry Styles, James Hetfield, Jason Aldean, Jeff Beck, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Machine Gun Kelly, Scott Weiland on Behalf of Mary Weiland, Slash, Tim McGraw, Tommy Lee, and More Announced

The Ultimate 64th GRAMMY® Awards Telecast Experience Offering Two Platinum-Level Seats to the Telecast at Staples Center in Los Angeles Up for Auction

All Proceeds Benefit MusiCares, the Leading Music Charity


Los Angeles, California – (October 12th, 2021) – Julien’s Auctions announced today the exceptional lineup of items offered by some of music’s biggest and brightest stars to be sold at MUSICARES® CHARITY RELIEF AUCTION taking place live in Beverly Hills and online at on Sunday, January 30th, 2022.

This Official GRAMMY® Week event precedes the 64th Annual GRAMMY® Awards telecast. Proceeds will benefit MusiCares, the leading music industry charity, which provides the music community a support system of health and human services across a spectrum of needs including physical and mental health, addiction recovery, preventative clinics, unforeseen personal emergencies and disaster relief.


Leading the call to action are the 21st century pop icons, BTS. The seven superstars – RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook – have generously offered their custom-made ensembles worn by the group during their unforgettable performance of their smash hit song “Dynamite” filmed from Seoul, South Korea at the 63rd annual GRAMMY® Awards ceremony that aired on March 14th, 2021. ARMY, their passionate fan base of millions across the globe, stormed social media to express their excitement and joy using the hashtags #LightItUpBTS and #BTSOurGreatestPrize, while watching BTS dressed in these custom-made white, orange and black custom-made suits in their historic first solo performance on Music’s Biggest Night®. This group of ensembles will be sold at no reserve with a conservative pre-auction estimate at $30,000 - $50,000 (seen in photo above credit: BIGHIT MUSIC).

Another incredible BTS piece connected to this unforgettable GRAMMY® performance and on offer is a group of three unique rings worn by j-hope. The jewelry (photo below right), consists of a twisted double band in gold color, a triple green gem single band sterling silver ring, and a spiral gold colored sterling silver ring, size 9 (estimate: $2,000 - $4,000).

“Dynamite” by BTS received a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, BTS’s first number-one single in the United States. The global music phenomenon, who became the fastest group since the Beatles (in 1994-1996) to have six No.1 singles over a span of a year and a month, consistently break their own records and hold an astounding 23 Guinness World Records titles across music and social media. Their recent release, “Butter” which exceeded 108.2 million views on YouTube in one day on May 21st, 2021 beat BTS’ previously held record of their video of “Dynamite” reaching 101.1 million views in just 24 hours.

A sensational piece of GRAMMY® history that will dazzle the auction stage comes from the one and only, Dolly Parton. The ten-time GRAMMY® award-winning singer, with fifty GRAMMY® nominations and two Academy Award nominations, is offering her stunning white and gold long sleeve fited dress with gold rhinestones and beaded fringe, worn on the red-carpet February 2, 2019 when she was honored as the MusiCares Person Of The Year, the first country artist to be honored. Articles of clothing worn by the beloved pop culture icon, pioneer and revered singer of classics such as “Jolene,” “9 to 5,” and “I Will Always Love You,” rarely come to auction (photo left). This widely photographed headliner is accompanied by the mannequin used to tailor the dress to fit Parton and a framed photograph collage displaying Parton wearing the dress at the event (estimate: $2,000 - $4,000).

Another notable GRAMMY® showstopper heading to the auction will be global pop icon Katy Perry’s ensemble (photo right credit: John Shearer Photography) worn on “The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live! – Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night.” The multi- GRAMMY® nominated singer of mega platinum hits such as, “Roar,” “Dark Horse,” and “Firework” and popular American Idol judge wore the unforgettable silver ensemble consisting of a decorative snowflake crystal headpiece, striped sweater, silver skirt with rhinestones and tulle, silver shorts and bustier jumpsuit in the opening of the 2010 televised special performing her GRAMMY® nominated hit “California Gurls” (estimate: $3,000 - $5,000).

A lucky music fan will also have the chance to win at the auction The Ultimate 64th GRAMMY® Awards Telecast experience which includes two platinum-level seats to the telecast on Monday, January 31st, 2022 at Staples Center in Los Angeles (estimate: $10,000 - $20,000). (photo left: a Schecter Diamond Series guitar signed and inscribed by Machine Gun Kelly)

Lionel Richie Glastonbury

Marquee highlights for the auction include (with estimates):

  • Lionel Richie’s black jacket designed by David Thomas and Made by Muto Little worn on stage at the 2015 Glastonbury Festival Performance ($6,000 - $8,000) (photo above).
  • Slash’s owned and signed hand drawn with skull and crossbones drawing wool black top hat with Slash’s sterling silver ring of a skull wearing a top hat with guns and roses details ($5,000 - $7,000) (photo below) and an Epiphone Slash Les Paul Deluxe electric guitar with signature and skull and crossbones drawing ($1,000 - $2,000) by Slash accompanied by the original hardshell case with preprinted Slash drawing. Both lots come with photographs of Slash signing the items.
  • Slash’s owned and signed hand drawn with skull and crossbones drawing wool black top hat
  • A matte salmon pink Schecter Diamond Series guitar signed and inscribed by Machine Gun Kelly with the inscription “I’m Selling Tickets to my Downfall MGK” ($2,000 - $4,000).
  • A red blazer jacket worn by Dave Gahan on the Depeche Mode 2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour ($2,000 - $4,000).
  • A black and white Fender Squier Stratocaster electric guitar signed by three members of Depeche Mode: David Gahan, Andrew Fletcher and Alan Wilder ($1,000 - $2,000).
  • A Scott Weiland owned and worn Gucci red leather bomber jacket ($800 - $1,200) (photo below).
  • Scott Weiland owned and worn Gucci red leather bomber jacket
  • A Jason Aldean Collection by Resistol “Georgia Boy” cowboy hat signed by Aldean on the brim ($600 - $800).
  • A black ESP James Hetfield signed collaboration Vulture guitar and an official Metallica black T-shirt with the caption “got riff?” accompanied with a hard-shell case and photographs of Hetfield signing the guitar, as well as two guitar picks ($4,000 - $6,000). (photo below)
  • Scott Weiland owned and worn Gucci red leather bomber jacket
  • A “Watermelon Sugar” (2019, 2020) 7” pink colored record single inscribed “All my love to you Treat people with kindness” and signed by Harry Styles with three color Polaroid- like photographs from the photo shoot for the song’s music video ($300 - $400).
  • A baby Taylor acoustic guitar signed by Tim McGraw and engraved with McGraw’s music company logo on the front ($800 - $1,200).
  • A Lady Gaga signed Chromatica CD and inscribed “XOXO Ted” by Lady Gaga on the booklet’s first page ($600 - $800).
  • Demi Lovato’s stage-worn Vic Matie combat boots ($800 - $1,200) and Gianvito Rossi thigh-high Aurora Cuisssard high heeled boots ($1,000 - $2,000).
  • A deadmau5 signed head (photo below)
  • deadmau5 signed head
  • A rare silver gothic style chain and lock necklace custom made for Tommy Lee by the legendary pioneer Gabor Nagy of Gaboratory, whose designs brought to the world the gothic biker jewelry look and craze in the early 90s. Lee is also offering a silver and leather necklace made by a fan to commemorate The Dirt, the 2019 film based on the bestselling autobiography of the same name from Mötley Crüe.
  • A 1960’s Les Paul Gibson electric guitar signed by Jeff Beck donated by Gibson Gives with a leather Gibson hard shell case (estimate: $1,000 - $2,000).
Taylor acoustic guitar signed by Tim McGraw

“In addition to showcasing the most exciting music memorabilia on the market, this annual GRAMMY® Week charity online auction with MusiCares brings us together to celebrate our greatest artists while furthering an important cause to aid the struggling music community,” said Darren Julien, President/Chief Executive Officer of Julien’s Auctions. “Julien’s Auctions is grateful to BTS for lighting up this unique initiative with their epic GRAMMY® worn “Dynamite” performance outfits and to all of the participating artists for their support and incredible one-of-a-kind offerings whose sale proceeds will help so many of their peers during this most challenging of times.”

“Julien’s Auctions is an amazing partner and we’re honored to work with them again during GRAMMY® Week to give music lovers the chance to own pieces of music history,” said Laura Segura, Executive Director of MusiCares. “This auction will allow MusiCares to continue to provide much needed mental health services, emergency financial assistance, support groups, health clinics and disaster relief to the music community. It is important to take care of the human behind the music, whose music has helped so many of us cope and heal over the past year and always.”

The auction will start closing in real time and in lot order for live bidding at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time on January 30th, 2022. (photo above: Taylor acoustic guitar signed by Tim McGraw)


MusiCares helps the humans behind music because music gives so much to the world. Offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs, MusiCares is a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community. Founded by the Recording Academy in 1989 as a U.S. based 501(c)(3) charity, MusiCares safeguards the well-being of all music people through direct financial grant programs, networks of support resources, and tailored crisis relief efforts. For more information please visit:


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Exhibition: Monday, January 24th - Friday, January 28th, 2022
Daily: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
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MusiCares® Charity Relief Auction
An Official 64th GRAMMY® Week Event

Session I: 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time

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Julien’s Auctions is the world record-breaking auction house to the stars. Collaborating with the famous and the exclusive, Julien’s Auctions produces high profile auctions in the film, music, art and sports markets. Julien’s Auctions has received international recognition for its unique and innovative auction events, which attract thousands of collectors, investors, fans and enthusiasts from around the world. Julien’s Auctions specializes in sales of iconic artifacts and notable collections including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Les Paul, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Hefner, Pelé and many more.

In 2016, Julien’s realized $5 million in the historic auction of the Brazilian soccer icon, three-time World Cup Champion and FIFA Player of the Century’s collection of memorabilia, personal property and awards, which featured the sale of Pelé’s 3 World Cup Gold medals, sold for a combined total of US $970,992 (£674,300), including his 1970 World Cup winner’s medal sold for $427,100 (£346,000), which set world records for the most expensive Pelé item and the most expensive soccer medal ever sold at auction. In 2020, Julien’s shattered multiple records of sports jerseys sold at auction in the sale of a trio of historic #23 basketball jerseys worn by Michael Jordan (his historic 1984 “Signing Day” official Chicago Bulls rookie #23 which sold for $320,000, a new world record sale for a jersey worn by the 14 Time All-Star and five-time MVP legend), Barack Obama (the forty-fourth U.S. President’s 1979 #23 Punahou School jersey which sold for $192,000, a new world record selling price for a high school jersey) and Lebron James (the NBA legend’s 2003-2004 official Cleveland Cavaliers rookie year NBA jersey rookie season which sold for $128,000) which combined totaled $640,000 as well as Colin Kaepernick’s official San Francisco 49ers rookie jersey which sold for $128,000, a new world record for most expensive NFL jersey sold at auction. Other notable Sports memorabilia sold by Julien’s Auctions include Babe Ruth’s 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers coaching uniform which sold for $187,500 and NASCAR legend Richard Petty’s 1974 Dodge Charger Daytona race-winning car which sold for $500,000.

In 2016, Julien’s Auctions received its second placement in the Guinness Book of World Records for the sale of the world’s most expensive dress ever sold at auction, The Marilyn Monroe “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress which sold for $4.8 million. Julien’s Auctions achieved placement in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for the sale of Michael Jackson’s white glove, which sold for $480,000 making it the most expensive glove ever sold at auction. In 2020, Julien’s Auctions received its third Guinness Book of World Record placement for the sale of Kurt Cobain’s “MTV Unplugged” 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar, which sold for $6 million making it the world’s most expensive guitar ever sold at auction. In 2022, Julien’s Auctions sold the world’s second most expensive guitar ever sold at auction with Kurt Cobain’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video 1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar, which sold for $4.5 million.

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