Los Angeles, CA- Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood auctioned off some prized memorabilia over the weekend, which raked in big bucks, and Wood plans to give a portion of the proceeds to the Grammy Awards Charity, MusicCares, which helps people in the music industry with addiction and finance.
Wood announced the auction in September, but it almost failed because his ex-wife Jo wood claimed the items were jointly-owned and part of a settlement her divorce attorney negotiated in 2011. At the time, the couple issued opposing statements disputing who actually owned the memorabilia, but they managed to resolve the dispute.
Ronnie and Jo Wood were married for 23 years until he left her in 2008 for a much younger cocktail waitress named Ekaterina Ivanova. Their divorce was finalized in 2011, but not without a battle over property and assets.
Some of the items auctioned off included a cardboard guitar cutout given to Wood by Keith Richards, which sold for $6,875. A 1955 Fender Stratocaster which was used on stage by Wood fetched $60,800, according to a Reuters story.
There were other item fun items auctioned off as well, including several velvet jackets and a lithograph of Eric Clapton.
The auction will likely give Jo Wood, a former model, some publicity ahead of her new book release. In February, her tell-all will be coming out and promises to reveal what it would be like to be married to a Rolling Stone.