Pieces of rock music history up for auction

Posted at 3:19 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 18:00:23-05

For lovers of rock it could be their Nirvana.

An IRS auction in Overland Park has items from some of music's loudest voices all up for sale.

"This type of memorabilia we don't have that often," said Scott Frank of the IRS. "Maybe every three or four years we have something like this."

From a guitar signed by Joe Walsh of The Eagles to boots that KISS members wore in concert, everything must go.

"Anything from Johnny Cash to Ozzy Osbourne and everything in between," said Frank. 

PHOTOS | See some of the memorabilia up for sale

The IRS confiscated it all a year ago from one man in Johnson County. Selling it will certainly help pay his tax bill.

"It's a public auction so you never know," said Frank. "You get a couple of bidders here that want something and the sky's the limit."

The public can preview the items at the DoubleTree Hotel in Overland Park until 6 p.m. Wednesday and again Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. After that the auction begins.

The opening bid for all of the items will be $15,000, but it's likely the items will sell individually.


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