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

Afterword by Eric Singer / Foreword by Carl Palmer
Published by Insight Editions
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

From snares to cymbals, drums are taking over the stage in this first-ever collected look into some of the most famous drum kits of rock and roll history.

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.

About The Author

David Frangioni is a music businessman, producer, technologist, engineer, philanthropist, and drummer. 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, and Frangioni Media. Visit Frangioni Media at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Insight Editions (August 14, 2018)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781683833048

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