On July 6th, Madina Lake bassist Matthew Leone came to the rescue of a woman being beaten by her husband on the streets of Chicago. He didn’t know them; he just encountered them as he walked down the street and couldn’t ignore it. Having rescued her, the husband turned on Matthew as he was calling 911 and left him unconscious on the street. The beating he received was so severe, he had emergency surgery to remove a third of his skull to relieve swelling on his brain and repair numerous facial fractures. Matthew is currently awaiting further surgeries. He is slowly recovering, but unfortunately does not have insurance to cover the substantial medical bills.

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund have partnered up with Through The Pain and Roadrunner Records to help raise funds for his yet untold medical, legal and rehabilitation costs by hosting an eBay auction featuring exclusive items donated by musicians for the cause. Go RIGHT HERE to view all the items listed currently and check back as more will be added. 100% of proceeds raised will go towards Matthew’s medical costs.

  • All auctions are held with the full support of Madina Lake and their management.
  • We guarantee that all items offered are completely GENUINE and 100% AUTHENTIC as described.
    A Letter of Authenticity from Through The Pain will accompany each auction item sold.
  • Please check our listings regularly, as NEW ITEMS WILL BE ADDED OFTEN AS WE CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THEM ON MATTHEW'S BEHALF.
  • See each auction description for specific shipping information/availability.
  • All auctions are PAYPAL ONLY as the funds will be deposited directly in Matthew Leone's fund care of Sweet Relief

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is a non profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.
Through The Pain is explicitly raising funds for Matthew Leone.
Further information is available at www.throughthepain.org / www.sweetrelief.org / www.roadrunnerrecords.co.uk).