Paul Gilbert sells pink 1987 Ibanez “Ice-Stroyer” guitar to aid former Racer X band mate Juan Alderete

Paul Gilbert sold his Ice-Stroyer on Reverb
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Back in January 2020, founding Racer X bassist Juan Alderete, who has also played with the Mars Volta and Marilyn Manson, suffered a serious brain injury following a bike accident. The accident left him with a form of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) known as Diffuse Axonal Injury, as well as a fractured clavicle and spinal fracture. 

A GoFundMe page was set up to help with Alderete’s considerable medical expenses, and has since raised $211,242 of a $250,000 goal.

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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.