This May will mark seven years since the death of founding Slipknot bassist Paul Gray. Gray, who struggled with drug addiction was found dead in a hotel room after overdosing on morphine.
At the time his daughter, October, was three months away from being born. Now she is seven years old and can use some help. A new auction has been announced with various items from Gray's collection, happening from April 1 – 9th. Proceeds from the auction will go to benefit October Gray.
“The auction will feature Paul’s personal tour used bass guitars, amps, cabinets, gear, stage worn apparel, set lists, tour itineraries, signed items, record awards, personal passes and a whole lot more. Among the many highlights is a selection of over a dozen tour, studio and album recording used bass guitars, as well as several early day signature Slipknot jumpsuits.”
The "Paul Gray All Access Legacy Auction" will happen at Backstage Auctions. Backstage Auctions founder Jacques van Gool hinted at some of the items that will be put up:
“It’s truly a privilege to be hosting this event especially knowing that it will benefit Paul’s daughter October. Each of the guitars and jumpsuits has their own story to tell and represent a significant element of Paul Gray’s touring and recording history. I have personally worked with Brenna Gray over the past 18 months and her final selection of items from Paul’s collection is amazing and truly honors Paul’s legacy. She has hand-picked items that will appeal to Paul Gray and Slipknot collectors all around the world.”