Charity Auction: Drumhead from Neil’s First Kit at $1,026
The bidding on one of Neil’s original Slingerland 12″ concert tom drumheads has surpassed $1,000 with three days remaining in a charity auction.
DrumsforCures is using the auction to raise money for people with cancer and their support network. The organization hosts Drumstrong events, which are rhythm and arts festivals that raise money for cancer education, research, and survivorship help.
Neil played the Slingerland in his early years with Rush and the drumhead was part of that set. “Up for auction [is] a very rare historical piece of music memorabilia for any Rush fan or collector,” the auction description says. “An original 12” concert tom drum head that was mounted on Neil Peart’s first drum kit with Rush (1974 chrome Slingerland). This head was used during “All the World’s a Stage” tour and was later signed by Neil Peart himself on 9/26/2010. A Certificate of Authenticity will also be provided.”
Bidding started at $21.12 on June 8. It reached $100 the next day and was bid up to $800 two days later. By the third day, the bidding surpassed $1,000 and as of Friday, June 13, it stood at $1,026. Thirty-seven bids have been made so far. Bidding ends on Sunday, June 15.
The seller is listed as ghostrider21121500.
To hear the tom at work, here’s Rush playing “Bastille Day” from that 1976 All the World’s a Stage tour: