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Tool signs literal kitchen sink to raise money for Ronnie James Dio’s cancer fund

Courtesy of Julien’s Auctions

You know that saying “everything but the kitchen sink”? Well, Tool did the exact opposite.

Maynard James Keenan and company have signed a literal, stainless steel kitchen sink for a charity auction benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, which raises money for cancer research, prevention and education in honor of the late metal icon.

“Tool members are generally reluctant to sign items to donate,” reads a press release. “However, when presented with ‘the kitchen sink’ and a good cause, they couldn’t resist.”

The Tool-signed sink will go up for auction December 2 as part of Julien’s Auctions’ Icons & Idols: Trilogy Rock ‘n’ Roll sale. Other available items that will benefit the Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund include a guitar featuring the artwork from Dio‘s Holy Diver album, as well as instruments signed by artists such as Slash, Motörhead, Avenged Sevenfold and Heart‘s Nancy Wilson.

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By Josh Johnson
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