Iconic Drum Kits from Alice Cooper, Meat Loaf, ZZ Top, Cheap Trick Now Available at Auction

by Madonna

David Frangioni, a multi-platinum, award-winning musician, technologist, and CEO of Modern Drummer, has teamed up with Goldin, the premier marketplace for collectibles, to present an extraordinary auction featuring iconic drum kits and rare memorabilia. This exclusive event offers collectors and music enthusiasts a unique opportunity to own a piece of rock history.

The auction is currently live and will run through Saturday, June 15, 2024.


David Frangioni is celebrated for his significant contributions to the music and technology industries, having collaborated with legends such as Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Ringo Starr, and KISS. As a pioneer in audio engineering and digital recording technologies, David has made an indelible mark on the industry. His passion for drumming and technology is reflected in this special auction, which showcases some of the most legendary drum kits in rock history. David’s passion for collecting shines through as he offers a treasure trove from his years in the music industry.


Auction Highlights Include:


One-of-One 1973 Neal Smith Billion Dollar Babies Tour Premier Mirror Ball Drum Kit: Played by Neal Smith of the Alice Cooper Band during the groundbreaking 1973 Billion Dollar Babies Tour. This custom-wrapped, 18-piece Premier drum kit includes two kick drums, three floor toms, six rack toms, six stand toms, and a chrome Premier snare.

One-of-One 1977-78 Joe Stefko Meat Loaf “Bat Out of Hell” World Tour Drum Kit: Created by Slingerland Drum Company for Joe Stefko, this 10-piece kit was used on the original Bat Out of Hell tours. Features deep toms and a custom drum head with iconic artwork.

One-of-One 1994 Frank Beard ZZ Top Tour Prototype Snare Drum: A glow-in-the-dark prototype snare used by Frank Beard, the legendary drummer of ZZ Top.

Bun E. Carlos Personally-Owned Blue Oyster Pearl Ludwig Snare Drum: Owned by Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.

David Frangioni’s private Modern Drummer Hall of Fame Museum, renowned for its exclusive collection of iconic drum kits, has contributed to this auction. This is a unique opportunity to acquire historically significant instruments played by some of the greatest drummers in the game.

With its impeccable reputation and millions of customers globally, Goldin is the perfect partner for this event. Having sold over $2 billion in collectibles, Goldin is committed to providing a top-tier auction experience that educates and satisfies collectors.


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