December 8 [14:00 EDT] -- If your holiday shopping list includes a gold-mirrored Christmas ball autographed by the members of No Doubt, you might want to check out an online auction being staged to benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
By checking out the auction at www.iconographs.com, fans can bid on Christmas decorations signed by Beck, Sonic Youth, the Fugees, and the Foo Fighters among others.
Users will also find the Beastie Boys, Green Day, Hanson, Marilyn Manson, Michael Stipe, Neil Young, and Sarah McLachlan among the other artists kicking in items for the cause.
Fans can visit the site and bid on items through Thursday, but at 10 p.m. PST bidding will be officially closed.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Sweet Relief Musician Fund, which was established to help ailing musicians who are without health benefits. The fund's first seeds were planted in 1992, when singer/songwriter
Victoria Williams was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The performer found herself without sufficient insurance, and a rising mound of medical costs.
She was aided by a number of her contemporaries who put together the first Sweet Relief benefit album, and consequently raised $200,000 for the singer's medical bills. Williams then founded the Fund to aid others like herself, and has since gone on to distribute $300,000 to musicians in need.