Death By Audio is selling signed and artist-owned gear, prototype pedals and more to to benefit GetUsPPE

Death By Audio's Protection By Audio pop-up shop includes guitars, pedals and other gear
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Brooklyn-based effects pedal company Death By Audio has teamed up with non-profit GetUsPPE to sell donated gear from acts including Wilco, the Flaming Lips, Queens of the Stone Age in an effort to raise money for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare and frontline workers battling COVID-19.

The pop-up shop Protection By Audio will be hosted on Reverb and features autographed gear, hand-drawn one-offs and pieces of musical history. Other acts involved include IDLES, Spoon, the Black Angels, Spacemen 3, Thee Oh Sees, A Place to Bury Strangers, Xiu Xiu, METZ, the Melvins, That Dog, the Voidz, Into It.Over It and This Will Destroy You. 

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.