Crash

The World's Greatest Drum Kits From Appice to Peart to Van Halen

$39.99
Crash is the definitive Illustrated history of the drum kits of rock ’n’ roll legends. Featuring images from live concerts, outdoor festivals, and private recording sessions, this spectacular volume captures the personal connection between artist and instrument. Along with the makes and models, each kit is accompanied by commentary about the history of the kit, its special characteristics, as well as its significance to rock history. Including photographs of Neil Peart, Carl Palmer, Ginger Baker, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, and many more, Crash is the ultimate photographic guide to the world of rock ’n’ roll’s most famous drum kits.
Format: Hardbound
Published on: 8/14/2018
ISBN: 9781683833048
Pages: 208
Trim Size: 9 x 12

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Eric Singer, Afterword: Eric Singer is an American hard rock and heavy metal drummer, best known as a member of Kiss, portraying The Catman originally played by Peter Criss. He has also performed with artists such as Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Lita Ford, Badlands, and Gary Moore as well as his own band ESP. In his career, Singer has appeared on over 75 albums and 11 EPs.

David Frangioni, Author: David Frangioni is a music businessman, producer, and musician. He has written for Rolling Stone, Fortune, and Robb Report. Frangioni is considered one of the world’s most prominent and knowledgeable collectors of Clint Eastwood memorabilia, with more than 10,000 items in his ever-growing collection. He is the founder of Frangioni Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to inspiring children through drum healing.

Carl Palmer, Foreword Contributor: Carl Palmer is an English drummer and percussionist. He is credited as one of the most respected rock drummers to emerge from the 1960s. In addition, Palmer is a veteran of a number of famous English bands, including the Crazy World of Arthur Brown; Atomic Rooster; Emerson, Lake & Palmer; and Asia. Palmer was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1989. He was awarded "Prog God" at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards.

Mark Weiss, Photographer: Mark “Weissguy” Weiss is a world-renowned photographer who has traveled the globe photographing legends from Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, and Mötley Crüe to Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, and KISS. Weiss’s iconic images capture the artists onstage, backstage, and behind the scenes. He visually documented historic events including the US Festival, Live Aid, the Moscow Music Peace Festival, and the PMRC hearings in Washington, DC. His photographs have been published in thousands of magazines worldwide, and he is responsible for two of the era’s defining album covers, Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet and Twisted Sister’s Stay Hungry. His inimitable photographs helped craft the visual imagery of rock and metal in the 1980s.

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