Pearl Honors Eric Singer with One-of-a-Kind 30th Anniversary Snare and Charity Auction
From his early days with Lita Ford, to touring and recording with icons the likes of Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, and KISS (for over 20 years,) Eric Singer is drumming royalty.
To commemorate Singer’s 30 year tenure as a devoted drum set artist, Pearl recently collaborated with famed engraver John Aldridge to craft a pair of one-of-a-kind SensiTone 14”x5” black nickel-over-brass snare drums.
The first, a gift from Pearl to Singer, was presented to Eric by Artist Relations Manager John Farquharson at a KISS concert in Uncasville, CT, while the band was meeting fans in their famous stage make-up. “Eric has an impressive collection of Pearl drums from every era,” states Farquharson. “We wanted to make sure this was a timeless piece that could never be duplicated.”
Each drum features beautifully-figured ornamental fillagree, the KISS logo and Catman icon, a special commemorative 30th Anniversary scroll, and a Kanji graphic representing the Japanese symbol for “Power”; all hand-etched in the outer shell by Aldridge. In tribute to Eric’s passion for watches and drums, his personal drum features an ornate clock face with the word “CHRONOMETRIS” (Latin for “Time Keeper”,) engraved in one panel.
The “Auction” drum, features hand-signatures from each member of KISS, will be sold in a special online charity auction with all proceeds from the sale going to benefit the Lifeline Education Charter School. Benefiting their music and arts programs. For more info on the school, visit their website - www.lifelinecharterschool.com.
Eric says: “It has been an honor and pleasure to play PEARL DRUMS for over 30 years and counting! They have truly given me The Best Reason to Play Drums…”
The special online Ebay auction is live now through December 19, 2016. CLICK HERE to bid now!