Other lots include a seven-page love letter written by Janis Joplin to a former boyfriend, Kurt Cobain's MTV Video Music Award, Bruce Springsteen's handwritten lyrics, guitars from The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Sir Paul McCartney and former US president Bill Clinton's saxophone.

Donations from Coldplay, Eric Clapton, Lou Reed, Kiss and Cher, as well as belongings of the late Ray Charles, James Brown and Jim Morrison will also be going under the hammer.

Highlights will be exhibited in Los Angeles from tomorrow (27.03.07), then in Dublin and London before Julien's Auctions conducts the live sale in New York.

Fans may bid online or in person on April 21.

Details can be found at U2.com, musicrising.org and juliensauctions.com.