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February 17, 2015 at 4:39 PM

Foo Fighters offer up Studio 606 time to help musician’s mom

Many in the Seattle music community have rallied around Mike Squires (Loaded, Alien Crime Syndicate, Harvey Danger) and his mother, Charlotte, who is fighting cancer.

But The Foo Fighters just stepped up in a big way, donating two days of studio time in their private Studio 606 for auction on eBay. The auction ends on Monday, February 23.

The winner will have unlimited access for two 10-hour days to record or mix at the studio, located in Northridge, Calif., and filled with good mojo: It’s where Black Sabbath recorded its first album in one day, and where the Velvet Underground recorded “White Light/White Heat.” It also features the classic Neve 8028 recording console that Foos frontman Dave Grohl included in his “Sound City” documentary.

The winner of the auction will have unlimited access to record or mix at Studio 606, as well as the use of the house engineer, the studio space, the studio recording equipment, Pro Tools rig and limited backline. (Sorry, no house guitars for use.) Transportation and room and board aren’t included in the auction.

Said Seattle Music Commissioner Ben London: “Mike’s always been the guy that’s been there for everyone. He’s helped a lot of people through rough patches. Now it’s our turn.”

 

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