Stars auction rare drum items for charity

Some of the world´s greatest drummers have donated kit to an exclusive auction raising money for the charity Teenage Cancer Trust, which helps teenagers and young people fight cancer. The items will be up for auction between 5-15 December and bids can be made via the online auction site

The many mind-blowing items up for grabs include: a Remo 50th Anniversary snare signed by drummers including Chad Smith, Mark Schulman, Steve White and Ian Matthews; a Paiste 22” Bell ride signed by Nicko McBrain and a Remo Emperor 14” snare head signed by Nicko McBrain, Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith and Janick Gers from Iron Maiden; a Gretsch Catalina series snare drum signed by Phil Collins; a Tama snare drum signed by Stewart Copeland to include a Remo head signed by The Police and much more.

Mark Schulman, backing drummer for Pink, said: “I´m delighted to be supporting Teenage Cancer Trust´s Drummer Night auction and hope it will raise as much cash as possible for the charity. I am a cancer survivor myself, as is my ex-wife, Kelly. I understand the challenges that patients go through, and I want to use my credibility as a drummer to raise awareness about such issues. I hope the auction can help raise enough money so that teenagers and young people going through cancer have access to specialised treatment centres, like those provided by Teenage Cancer Trust.”

All proceeds will go towards the Teenage Cancer Trust so get bidding! You can find out more about this fantastic charity by visiting

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage the buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear and the best prices. I'm a guitarist and a drummer and I've worked in the music gear industry for 18 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with many of the world's biggest musical instrument brands including the likes of Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal.