Backstage Auctions’ is
honored to present a rare and one of kind online auction
event in April 2017 - featuring the personal
collection of founding
Auctions founder Jacques van Gool. The event, aptly
titled “Paul Gray All Access Legacy
fans and collectors around the world an opportunity to
own an authentic piece of memorabilia direct from the
one of most highly regarded bass players in the metal
and a whole lot
more. Among the many highlights is a
Being able to offer just one guitar from an
accomplished songwriter and multi-platinum award
winning musician like Paul Gray of Slipknot is already
reason for unrestrained excitement. Multiply that by
14 and you will understand that this impressive
collection of instruments is truly unparalleled and
one for the history books. Included are Paul Gray’s
oldest Warwick bass guitars that date back to the
recording of the first Slipknot album, all the way to
a selection of Ibanez guitars used on his final tour
with Slipknot in 2009. It is hard to pick a highlight
but you can’t go wrong with his Warwick 4-string
‘Thumb’ bass guitar that became Paul’s undisputed
guitar of choice for the first six years of touring
and recording with Slipknot.
Stage Worn Attire
They started off with wearing identical single color
jumpsuits, only distinguished by the number of each
member. Eventually the jumpsuits were donned for a
more casual pants and shirts combination which
remained uniform in color and individual in number.
Either way, Slipknot presented itself as a unity of
nine individuals who dressed similarly but stood apart
by the use of their uniquely designed masks. This
legacy auction offers a wide range of apparel that was
worn by Paul Gray over the years, including no less
than three authentic jumpsuits, an impressive number
of stage worn shirts and pants, an even more dazzling
array of ties, as well as a multitude of privately
worn shirts and hats. One of the highlight items is
Paul’s gray Slipknot ‘barcode’ jumpsuit that was worn
on the 2000 era ‘World Domination Tour’ and the
‘Tattoo The Earth Tour’. It can be seen in many
concert videos and photos and is without question an
absolute legitimate museum piece.
It’s always fun to have personal items in an auction
as they often show a side of a musician that you may
not expect or be familiar with. There are several of
those unique items in this Paul Gray auction, from
road used duffle bags and sweaty wristbands to
toiletry items and even Paul’s ECG / Blood Pressure
monitor that he traveled with on tour with Slipknot.
One lot that stands out is a collection black facial
make-up cream that Paul used to create a more dramatic
contrast and effect in combination with his mask.
There are three jars of make-up, all used by Paul on
his final Slipknot tour in 2009, as well as a stick of
heavy eye-liner. Not your everyday memento but
something that is a true piece of Paul Gray’s larger
than life stage persona.
Authentically signed items by all nine original
Slipknot members are hard to find. And like with any
other ‘A-list’ band, many of the so-called signed
items do not necessarily contain the original
signatures. Collectors will be excited to find two of
those fully band-signed items in this auction; a
vintage ‘Iowa’ 8 x 10 inch Roadrunner press photo, as
well as a scarce ‘All Hope Is Gone’ tour
program. With both pieces directly coming from
Paul Gray’s personal collection, there is no need to
worry about the legitimacy of these signatures!
Record awards are more than shiny wall decorations.
For a recording artist, these awards are a crowning
testimony of their achievements and a speaking
reminder of the effort it took to “be where you are”.
For multi-platinum award recipient Paul Gray of
Slipknot, these awards were priced possessions that
were proudly displayed throughout his house. Having
sold millions of records around the globe, his rooms
featured plaques from the United States, Canada,
Australia, Germany, England and many other countries.
With over a dozen of these beautiful awards in the
auction – all personally issued to Paul Gray – we
offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a true
piece of Paul Gray and Slipknot history, highlighted
by the platinum RIAA award for selling one million
copies of the 1999 Slipknot debut album.
The online auction event starts April 1, 2017 and
will run through April 9, 2017
. A special VIP
All Access Preview of the entire auction catalog
will be available online beginning Saturday, March
and is open to fans and collectors
worldwide. Register today for your VIP All Access Pass
for the Paul Gray All Access Legacy Auction.