Daily Mail

Los Angeles

Some of the biggest stars in the music industry are auctioning off one-of-a-kind pieces of Grammy Awards history, including signed guitars, microphones and even tickets to next year’s ceremony. Adele, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Annie Lennox and Lionel Richie are just some of the celebrities lending their help to the auction, which is taking place on eBay in aid of charity MusiCares. Thus far the top lots in the auction, which runs until February 26, include a pair of platinum level tickets to next year’s awards, with access to the after party; the high bid for this item is currently sitting at $15,600. But for those who can’t quite stretch to such a high-priced lot, there are plenty of other items available, including a guitar signed by one of this year’s biggest winners, Ed Sheeran. The Martin LX1 Acoustic Guitar, which Ed - who won Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance of the Year at the awards last week - signed the instrument while backstage at a Grammys event, and the high bid for the guitar currently sits at $1,700. Meanwhile, nominee and presenter Ariana Grande put her stamp on a microphone, signing the Shure equipment with a silver pen to ensure her autograph is clearly visible for all. But by far the most star-studded piece in the auction is the green room book, which includes signatures from more than 70 stars, including popstars Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Ed Sheeran, as well as plenty of other A-listers, such as Seth Macfarlane, Kaley Cuoco and Sofia Vergara. Female music fans might be most interested in a silver electric guitar signed by the industry’s leading ladies, including Adele, Beyonce, Ciara, Ellie Goulding and Demi Lovato. Unsurprisingly, the lot already has a pretty sky-high price tag, with the top bid currently sitting at $3,200.

Other popular items in the auction include two signed Rolling Stone magazines; the first, featuring Lady Gaga on the cover, is from June 2011, and sees the popstar, who added her autograph to the framed edition, modelling nothing but a lacy black bra.

Her hair, which was dyed a strawberry blonde color at the time, is in a bow-tie half-knot, with her risque look being finished of with a flick of black eyeliner and a slick of shiny red lipstick.

Adding a sentimental message to the cover, Lady Gaga - real name is Stefani Germanotta - wrote: ‘I love you. Artpop...’ before adding her professional name in black marker pen.

Lady Gaga, 29, modelled a similar hair colour at this year’s awards, where she performed a tribute to the late David Bowie, taking on the most iconic aspects of his signature look with her bright orange hair, vibrant eyeshadow and bedazzled blue gown.

The second copy of the magazine included in the auction features music icon Annie Lennox. In her cover shot, which was taken in 1983, the Eurythmics singer has her hair cropped short and dyed in an orange shade, while her make-up features a bold orange-red lip and a quirky red stripe across both of her eyes.

On the front, she has simply signed the magazine with her name, which she wrote with a silver marker.

The covers are also one of the cheaper auction lots included, with Lady Gaga’s currently sitting at a top bid of $405, while Annie’s is at $300.