Guns N' Roses bassist Tommy Stinson and his uncle, Chip Roberts, have donated a collaborative, signed painting entitled "They Don't Deserve You" (below) to the 102.9 WMGK Classic Rock Art Show silent auction. All proceeds from the auction benefit the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Steven Van Zandt that helps fund music education in schools. "They Don't Deserve You" was inspired by a song of the same name that will be featured on Tommy Stinson's new solo album scheduled for release later in 2010. Go to Tommy's website to see additional details about the painting.
Tommy Stinson's ties to the Twin Cities music scene are, of course, deep. Tommy was a founding member of The Replacements and has been a member of Guns N' Roses since 1998 (has it been that long?). He's released one solo album, and albums with Bash & Pop and Perfect. In 2005 he toured and recorded with Minneapolis's Soul Asylum.