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Backstage Auctions is a boutique online auction house specializing in authentic rock and roll music memorabilia. By exclusively representing legendary musicians and entertainment professionals directly, every auction event is unique, reflects the seller's legacy and chronicles their legendary career. Backstage Auctions has represented an impressive list of notable and very talented musicians, producers and managers in the music industry.

We launched Backstage Auctions in 2003 and our very first online auction event featured the private collection of legendary producer Eddie Kramer (Hendrix, Zeppelin, Kiss) and since then, we have represented Scott Ian, Charlie Benante & Frank Bello (Anthrax), Dave Mustaine & David Ellefson (Megadeth), Page Hamilton (Helmet), John Tempesta (Exodus, Testament, The Cult), John 5 (Zombie, Marilyn Manson),  Ted Nugent, Howard Kaylan (The Turtles), Ross Valory (Journey) and Michael Shrieve (Santana), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, White Snake), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Alcatrazz), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Johny Barbata (Jefferson Starship), Kip Winger (Winger) as well as managers of legendary bands such as The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, KISS, Journey, Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, Motley Crue, Pantera, White Zombie. (complete client list)

While other auction sites may give you that front row feel, Backstage Auctions goes one step further. By exclusively representing musicians, bands, managers, producers, record label executives and promoters, every online auction event features rare, one of a kind rock and roll treasures direct from their personal collections. Whether you collect posters, vinyl, stage gear or apparel, recordings, awards, photos, promotional items or even vintage concert t-shirts we've got you covered!

Our auctions offer a truly unique, historical and unforgettable experience spanning decades of music history and delivered directly to fans and collectors around the world. 

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  • Authentic music memorabilia directly from the private collections of musicians and entertainment industry professionals
  • No reserves and No hidden fees
  • In House Shipping Service with full insurance, tracking and professional shipping & packaging - we do it all for you!
  • Knowledgeable and friendly staff providing personal customer service

If you are a musician or industry professional and would like to learn more about our auction services, we invite you to check out our consignment page for more information.

Register today for your VIP All Access Pass and start experiencing the difference!

The Southern Rock & Soul Auction - March 14 - 22, 2015

Backstage Auctions is proud to present a truly historic southern rock and soul memorabilia auction showcasing decades of collectibles featuring Otis Redding, Percy Sledge, Etta James, Allman Brothers Band, Duane & Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, Chuck Leavell, Sea Level, Kingfish, Elvin Bishop, Dixie Dregs, Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Outlaws, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wet Willie, Stillwater, Alex & Livingston Taylor and many more! These artists are just the headliners, but there is quite a bit of memorabilia from other known musicians!

This is nothing short of a museum collection. With well over 1,000 recording reels and in excess of 100 bankers' boxes filled with original documents, photos, handwritten letters and so on, it is safe to say this is a 'once-in-a-generation' type collection.

Among the highlights are signed ephemera by Otis Redding and Duane Allman, handwritten notes and letters by Etta James and Dickey Betts, huge lots of rare Marshall Tucker and Elvin Bishop photos, exceptionally detailed touring history documents on Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers Band, Percy Sledge's fan mail...and that is just a tip of all the ephemera.

The recordings are just as historic and include pre-Allman Brothers tapes from the Hour Glass and Allman Joy days, solo recordings of the Allman Brothers members, famous and aspiring Southern Rock heroes and legends from Lynyrd Skynyrd and Marshall Tucker to Grinderswitch and Stillwater, as well as recordings by Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, John Hiatt, Corky Laing, Doug Kershaw, Dr. John and many others.

The online auction starts March 14th and will run through March 22nd. Register today for your All Access VIP Auction Pass.

We look forward to seeing you at the auction block!


Backstage Auctions will present 2 very exclusive auction events this spring. The first event will be held in April and will feature the personal and historic collection of one of metals top artists. The collection will feature guitars, road cases, personal items and more - all historic and completely mind blowing.

Later in the spring / early summer we will present our Annual Rock Gods and Metal Monsters Auction. The featured artists lined up for this years event is nothing short of amazing.

We are not letting the cat out of the bag yet, but stay tuned for the big announcements.

Register today for your VIP All Access Pass to receive advance auction announcements - including early access to our previews and auctions.

These 2 events are definitely going to be historic!

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