I'm MAD AS HELL. A few days ago, some creeps broke into the music storage locker belonging to my beloved Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and stole vintage guitars belonging to Michael Been, father of Robert Been of BRMC and former vocalist/guitarist of The Call.

BRMC will be setting out in less than a month on a worldwide tour to support their new album, "Beat The Devil's Tattoo," and this is a lousy-ass thing to have to cope with now. I am doing my small part to pass the info on, and maybe someone will be able to help. Here are some pictures of the actual items stolen, or the closest photo approximations available.

*1940's Gibson ArchTop Serial #3537:

*1955 FENDER ESQUIRE GUITAR Serial # 8371 Yellow body with a blond maple neck and black pick guard Original Fender case:

*1968 AMPEG FRETLESS BASS GUITAR. Model AMUB-1 Black and red body w/ ebony fretboard Scroll top mac:

*1964 FENDER PRECISION BASS GUITAR Serial # 123018 Flat black finish with a rosewood neck:

*1966 GRETSCH CHET ATKINS TENNESSEAN GUITAR Pick guard is missing Black pickups, not silver PAFs Original gray Gretsch:

Please alert your local authorities if one or more of these babies turn up 'round your way. Thank you.