Cymbals and Drums

What better item to ask a drummer to autograph
than a drumhead or cymbal?

I usually seek the 16″ or 14″ frosted white (often Remo brand) drumheads which offer an affordable item with a large space for an inscription signature or multiple signatures by band members.  Cymbals can be difficult to get signed and often the ink will smear, and with cymbals priced at about $100 or higher, I only have just a few signed. Drummers always seem to like signing drumheads and many will provide their own brand at the many convention shows that they attend.

Fully signed Cheap Trick drum head purchased directly from
the bands website in January of 1994.

 

Signed on July 28, 2018 by Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice.

 

Signed on December 17, 1993 at his BOOK SOUP Book Signing by 

Levon Helm of THE BAND. Levon sadly passed away on April 19, 2012.

 

Signed drum head by Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, and Trevor Rabin
probably better known as former members of the band YES, at The Orpheum Theater
in Los Angeles, on November 22, 2016, prior to their concert performance.

(Trevor Rabin signed in the parking lot after the show due to his illness/non meet & greet)

 

Various Classic Artists Signed drum head by:

John Sebastian: at The Coach House October 14, 2012

Spencer Davis at The Rock and Roll Show April 21, 2013

Grace Slick at Gallery 319 in Woodland Hills September 21, 2013

Denny Laine and Joey Molland at Beatlefest October 11, 2014

 

The inscribed drumhead was signed by Don Henley at the KLSX Record Swap at The Bonaventure Hotel on December 7, 1991. Personally inscribed and including “Best Wishes” makes this truly an amazing piece of very rare Don Henley memorabilia.

December 7, 1991, the day Don Henley was at the 97.1 KLSX Record Swap and Convention at the Bonaventure Hotel. For a period of about 4 hours, he sat at a chair and signed hundreds of autographs, for free, for the fans that attended.

It is the day I received about 40+ signatures during that day, by Don Henley. A day, that has never been duplicated, at least here in Los Angeles, ever since.

 

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Rockford Register Star Newspaper

MY SINCERE THANKS to Mr. Bun E. Carlos
for his extreme generosity in signing so many items of mine…

…and for sending me the above Rockford, IL newspaper
and autographed Ludwig drumhead.

What a surprise to receive in the mail!

Bun E Carlos - Drumhead #1
Cheap Trick Drums

Drum used in the Cheap Trick video, “Can’t Stop Falling In Love.”

Cheap Trick Drumsticks

Concert used drum sticks by Bun E. Carlos and personally sent to me from him on December 4, 2014. Please note that one of the two sticks is also autographed by Mr. Carlos.

Bun E Carlos - Drumhead #2

Personally signed Remo drumhead, (though it appears he likes Ludwig)
by Bun E. Carlos indicating my favorite Cheap Trick song,
“Everything Works If You Let It”.

 

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Drumhead - The Hollywood Show

On August 4, 2012, Denny Laine, Keith Emerson, Elliot Easton, Laurence Jubor and Denny Sewell all appeared at The Hollywood Show autograph convention at The Westin LAX Hotel. The above drumhead was signed
by each of these musicians.

A true collection of these CLASSIC Rock and Roll celebrities!!

Drumhead - Three Dog Night

Signed by Danny Hutton and Corey Wells of Three Dog Night in San Bernardino at the California Theater on October 2, 2010 and by Chuck Negron in Los Angeles at the Westin LAX, on September 14, 2013.

Fully signed items by the three of them, or just about anything signed by especially Corey and Danny) became increasingly difficult during the later years of Corey Wells life.

Drumhead - Carmine Appice
Drumhead - Carmine Appice

Both of the above drumheads are Signed by Carmine Appice  at

“The Hollywood Show” convention in Los Angeles on February 14, 2009.
“The Rock and Roll Show” convention in Los Angeles on September 14, 2013.
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Drumhead - Peter Criss

Personally signed by Peter Criss on May 9, 2015
at the MAD MONSTER PARTYconvention, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Tambourines - Freda Payne

Very rare autographed tambourines from 1970’s diva Freda Payne,
signed on July 13, 2013, at The Hollywood Show, at The Westin LAX Hotel.

Led Zeppelin - Drumhead

ROBERT PLANT and JIMMY PAGE (and band) signed drumhead

Pre-signed in San Diego by the entire band on May 13, 1995 and sold during the No Quarter tour at the bands next stop, The Fabulous Forum on May 16, 1995.  A fantastic piece of purchased memorabilia..

Devo - Drumhead

Signed by the 2012 line-up of DEVO, at The Observatory Theater in Santa Ana on May 13, 2012, at the after concert “meet and greet”.

Bob Casale, also known as “Bob 2” passed away on February 17, 2014.

Elton John - Drumhead

HOW COOL IS THIS?
Very rare and very personal signed and inscribed drumhead by Elton John
at his Tower Records in store autograph session on March 21, 1995.

I have never ever seen an Elton John signed drum head with any song reference ever for sale or in any other collection ever.  This is truly one of my most treasured items of memorabilia.

 

Artimus Pyle, formally of Lynyrd Skynyd, signed drum heads autographed
at The Los Angeles Rock and Roll Show, on September 14, 2013.

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Frankie Banali

Photo - Frankie Banali and Stephen Duncan
Frankie Banali - Drumhead #1
Franki Banali - Index Card #1
Frankie Banali - Drumhead #2

Signed by long time drummer and founding member of Quiet Riot,
Frankie Banali, at the “ALL THINGS THAT ROCK” Expo,
in Oaks, PA, on Saturday October 3, 2015.

Frankie has all my respect for trying so hard to keep the memory of his bandmate Kevin DuBrow alive through their music

Cymbal - Mick Fleetwood
Cymbal - Mick Fleetwood
Cymbal - Mick Fleetwood

Very rare cymbal (with his classic “character”) and drum heads

signed by Mick Fleetwood 

autographed at The West Hollywood House of Blues, January 22, 1995.

 

Very rare signed cymbal by Stewart Copeland
at The Rockline Studios in Sherman Oaks, on November 27, 2002.

 

Cymbal - Stewart Copeland

Very rare signed cymbal by Stewart Copeland at Ameoba Records on October 9, 2009

Signed “anything” by the members of The Police has not been as easy as one may think to obtain. I am very thankful to have the items that I have.

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Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez

Photo - Stephen and Duncan Vini Lopez
Vini Lopez - Drumhead #1
Vini Lopez - Drumheads #2

Signed by original E-Street Band drummer Vini “MAD DOG” Lopez at the
“ALL THINGS THAT ROCK” Expo, in Oaks, PA, on Saturday October 3, 2015.

 

Drumhead - Go-Go's
Drumhead - Go-Go's

Drumhead autographed by Charlotte Chaffey, Belinda Carlisle, Kathy Valentine, Jane Weidlin, and Gina Shock, in Hollywood, California, on August 11, 2011, during the conclusion of their “Hollywood Star” induction and ceremony.

…………………and solo signed drumhead by Gina Schock

The gals were at their friendliest and generously best to their fans on this day.

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Jason Bonham

JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE
is an invitation thru music into the life of a man and his amazing brilliant father
and drummer of Led Zeppelin, John Bonham. This is not a tribute band,
though tremendous amoungt of tribute, respect and love is poured together
with the audience and performed to Led Zeppelin classics.

I have seen this performance and received many signed items at:
The Fox Theater in Riverside on November 21, 2010
The Greek Theater in Los Angeles on October 14, 2011
The Greek Theater in Los Angeles on May 20, 2016

The following drumheads were signed in person
at The Fox Theater on November 21, 2010.

Photo - Jason Bonham and Stephen Duncan
Jason Bonham - Drumhead #1
Jason Bonham - Drumhead #2

The following drumheads were signed in person
at The Greek Theater on October 14, 2011.

Jason Bonham - Drumhead #3
Jason Bonham - Drumhead #4

The following drumheads were signed in person and the pre-signed drum sticks
were obtained at The Greek Theater on May 20, 2016

Jason Bonham - Drumsticks #1
Jason Bonham - Drumhead #5
Jason Bonham - Drumsticks #2
Jason Bonham - Drumhead #6
Jason Bonham - Drumhead #7
Photo-Stephen Duncan and Jason Bonham
Jason Bonham and me at the pre-concert Meet and Greet at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on May 20, 2016.
Jason and I spoke of his mom and her life after his father’s death
and of his more favorite Led Zeppelin songs to perform.
Drumhead - Eric Singer

This is a pre-signed Eric Singer drumhead purchased during the KISS “Meet and Greet” in Eugene, Oregon on July 9, 2016.

The amount of signed KISS items is both very available for fans everywhere to own their memorabilia, and very endless.

Signed by Roger Taylor at the “Innuendo” LP release party at The Queen Mary, February 2, 1991.

Signed by Sammy Hagar and Jim Ladd at The Hard Rock Café at The Beverly Center on March 20, 1999.

Autographed by Monkeys drummer Micky Dolenz at
The Hollywood Show on October 4, 2008 and October 9, 2010 .

 

Autographed Alex VanHalen drum head and drumhead signed fully by
 Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and Eddie & Alex VanHalen

both signed on April 24, 1994 at The Beverly Center/Hard Rock Café in store concert

Autographed by Stan Lynch, former drummer of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers

on November 11, 1991 as he entered the Great Western Forum in Inglewood.

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Steven Adler

Steven Adler and Stephen Duncan
Steven Adler - Drumhead #1
Steven Adler - Drumhead #2

Signed by original drummer of Guns and Roses, Steven Adler, at the
“ALL THINGS THAT ROCK” Expo, in Oaks, PA, on Saturday October 3, 2015.

Drumhead - KISS

Signed drumhead by Ace Frehely, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, ordered through their online website in 2001.

The band KISS probably has the largest on line store than any other band on the planet.

Through their website a fan anywhere can purchase all types of memorabilia, stage equipment, autographed items, and items that you would not even begin to imagine. It’s continually and updated bringing you past and recent items for sale.  Enough items to fill a warehouse and drain your savings account, as long as you have the money to spend.

Drumhead - Tommy Lee

Signed drumhead by Tommy Lee at The Beverly Center Hard Rock Café, while there for a Sammy Hagar concert on March 20, 1999.

 

Drumhead - Martin Chambers

Autographed drum head by Martin Chambers of The Pretenders signed at Fairfax High School on August 27, 1989, while at a benefit concert event.

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John Densmore

John Densmore - Drumheads #2
John Densmore - Drumheads #2

Both of the above drumheads were personally signed by The Doors drummer,
John Densmore, at Rhino Records in Claremont, Ca. on July 25, 2015.

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Carl Palmer

Carl Palmer - Drumhead #1
Carl Palmer - Drumhead #1

Signed by Carl Palmer at the “ALL THINGS THAT ROCK” Expo, in Oaks, PA,
on Saturday October 3, 2015.

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Nick Mason

Nick Mason - Drumheads
Photo - Stephen Duncan and Nick Mason
Photo - Stephen Duncan w Nick Mason Drumheads

Two drumheads personally signed by Nick Mason of Pink Floyd
signed on September 22, 2011, at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

Drumhead - Pete Best

PETE BEST – THE BEATLES

Original drummer Pete Best of The Beatles signed drumhead
purchased off his website in 2007.

Drumhead - Phil Collins

PHIL COLLINS of GENESIS – SILENT AUCTION

Phil Collins drumhead signed and sold (purchased by me) at a silent charity auction in Los Angeles on February 21, 2000 (which he attended).

Todd Rundgren - Drumhead #1
Todd Rundgren - Drumhead #2

DUEL DRUMHEADS SINGED BY TODD RUNGREN

A snare drum and a bass drumhead autographed by always zany and very friendly Todd Rundgren at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on November 25, 2014.

DRUMHEAD SINGED BY TODD RUNGREN

Drumhead autographed by always zany and very generous Todd Rundgren at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on April 6, 2012.

The 4 above drum heads autographed by Max Weinberg were signed

in Los Angeles on October 28, 1996, in Mission Viejo on September 30, 2011

and at The Grammy Museum on October 6, 2011.

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