MUSIC NEWS: Clutch’s Neil Fallon Launches Rock ‘N Roll Charity Auction
Neil Fallon, the lyricist, vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Clutch, has announced a special online auction of rare rock ‘n roll memorabilia. The money raised will be for non-profit organisation Innocent Lives Foundation, of which Fallon has been working with since 2017.
Based in the United States but working globally, the ILF is committed to helping children by unmasking anonymous online predators and aiding law enforcement to bring them to justice. Through open source intelligence gathering, the ILF create dossiers on possible child exploiters by searching the Internet for information and scouring the dark web for proof. Once evidence is found, the ILF turns the dossiers over to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. In 2019 more than 80 of the dossiers produced by the ILF are being used by law enforcement to track, capture, and and apprehend child predators. The ILF is a 501c3 charitable organisation and relies solely on donations.
“No one wants to hear, let alone talk, about the topic of child abuse,” Fallon comments. “We can choose to look away, but the victims don’t have that option. I realised that if I am in a position to help, how could I not? Putting together this auction is an easy thing to do for kids that need our help so desperately.”
The auction will include signed guitars from Slipknot, My Chemical Romance, No Doubt, Zakk Wylde, Thursday, and Clutch, signed posters from Foo Fighters and Black Label Society, and a limited edition (#21 of 25) black and white photo print of Chris Cornell, courtesy of Andrew Stuart and approved by the Cornell estate.
Bidding is taking place until 7th December at 11:59pm EST, to bid head to the Innocent Lives Foundation auction website HERE. To donate or for more information on the ILF’s work, head to their website HERE.
See Clutch live in December, with special guests Graveyard and Kamchatka, at one of the following dates:
Tue 17th – SOUTHAMPTON – O2 Guildhall
Wed 18th – LONDON – Roundhouse
Thu 19th – LEEDS – O2 Academy
Fri 20th – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City