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.

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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!

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

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.

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”.

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.

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.

Signed by Carmine Appice in Burbank on February 14, 2014
at The Hollywood Show autograph convention.

Personally signed by Peter Criss on May 9, 2015
at MAD MONSTER PARTY, in Phoenix, AZ.

Very rare autographed tambourines from 1970’s diva Freda Payne,
signed on July 13, 2013.

Robert Plant & Jimmy Page signed drumhead purchased at the Los Angeles Forum as the band was selling complete signed drumheads used in earlier shows of the No Quarter Tour.

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”.

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.

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Frankie Banali

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.

Very rare signed cymbal by Mick Fleetwood.

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

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Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez

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 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.

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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.

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

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 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.

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

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

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Steven Adler

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.

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

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

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

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John Densmore

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

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

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

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

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

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.