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darknessdude16 02-18-2008 06:38 PM

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Hi guys,

Just had a thought. Why don't we all talk about things that we've got signed or autographed by the rich and famous?

I personally have the autographs of Chad Smith, Dave Grohl, The Darkness, Derren Brown, Billy Talent and Taking Back Sunday.

You guys in the U.S and elsewhere probably wont know a few of those. But there you go!

So who's marks have you got then?

Adam x

rendezvous_drummer 02-18-2008 06:51 PM

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I have a pair of sticks signed by Aaron Solowoniuk from Billy Talent......can I buy whatever it is that you have signed by The Darkness!!!

jay norem 02-18-2008 08:30 PM

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My drums, an 89 Ludwig maple kit, are signed on the inside of the shells by Ginger Baker.

Big_Philly 02-18-2008 09:48 PM

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One of my cd's was signed by the artist who is (no more than) a local celebrity, but the best part of it is that I actually performed with him the night he signed it.

Mediocrefunkybeat 02-18-2008 10:12 PM

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Nick Mason's book about Pink Floyd called 'Inside Out'

Inside it reads: 'To Duncan... Keep on drumming!'

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2.../NickMason.jpg

darknessdude16 02-18-2008 10:45 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rendezvous_drummer (Post 411053)
I have a pair of sticks signed by Aaron Solowoniuk from Billy Talent......can I buy whatever it is that you have signed by The Darkness!!!

Its a signed sheet of music for 'Get Your Hand Off My Woman' signed by Justin, Dan, Ed and Frankie, so original members! And its not for sale for anything less than 1,000,000 lmao x

millerdakiller 02-18-2008 11:54 PM

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I have the Darkness's first album signed by everyone in the band.

a ticket signed by the guitarist of Brand New. that's all i can think of.

rmandelbaum 02-19-2008 12:04 AM

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I have :
  • A bunch of Dream Theater stuff signed by the band.
  • Louie Bellson CD signed by him
  • Premier Catalog signed by Doane Perry
  • Premier Poster signed by Rod Morgenstein
  • Second printing of "Advanced Funk Studies" Rick Latham signed for me.
  • Arc Angles poster signed by the band
I have a few that are on paper as well:
  • Allan White
  • Nigel Olsen
  • Billy Cobham
  • Kenny Arnoff

I have a few more that I do not remember, I'll dig them out and see what I missed.

DogBreath 02-19-2008 12:08 AM

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The walls of my drum room are covered with autographed drum heads. I have signed heads from Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Sheila E, Jimmy Branly, Dom Famularo, Jon "Bermuda" Scwhartz, Dave Weckl, Terry Bozzio, Tim Waterson, Matt Chamberlain, Mike Mangini, Ed Shaughnessy, Johnny Rabb, Abe Laboriel Jr., Thomas Lang, Kenny Aronoff, Jason Bonham, and John Dolmayan. In addition I have cymbals on my kit signed by Akira Jimbo, Steve Gadd, Mick Fleetwood, Kenny Aronoff, Paul Francis, Lorne Wheaton, and Louie Bellson.

GRUNTERSDAD 02-19-2008 01:11 AM

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12 inch Sabian splash signed by Steve Ferrone, Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers, and my 18" HHX crash signed by Ray Luzier, now of Korn.

KLittle123 02-19-2008 01:23 AM

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Materialism...

It's not worth it.

SLEEPY BRiGHT EYEZ 02-19-2008 02:11 AM

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I don't have many, but it was great getting the few I do have.

A few members of Skankin' Pickle signed one of their posters for me. That was the first show I ever went to.

John Spencer and Christina Martinez signed a Boss Hog album for me. Christina told me she likes to sign her name with a devil's tail, and that she did.

The Shins signed their first CD, which was recorded in their basement prior to their major label debut.

Jerry Only and Dr. Chud signed a sweatshirt at the Misfits show. That night I gave Jerry a ride on my shoulders. Unfortunately the autographs are no longer legible on that shirt.

Amon Tobin signed an album for me.

I think that's all of them.

DogBreath 02-19-2008 02:23 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by KLittle123 (Post 411179)
Materialism...

It's not worth it.

It's a fun hobby that usually doesn't cost anything, especially if the autograph is just going on a piece of paper or an item that you already own.

GW Drums 02-19-2008 03:04 AM

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[quote=Mediocrefunkybeat;411105]Nick Mason's book about Pink Floyd called 'Inside Out'

Inside it reads: 'To Duncan... Keep on drumming!'


Nick Mason........VERY COOL ,MFB !!

I have a few things from over the years

Drum Heads : Cindy Blackman,Eric Singer and Rod Morgenstein.

Posters : Charlie Adams,Dave Weckl and Zoro.

Pictures : Chester Thompson,Carmine Appice,Bobby Rock,Kenny Arronoff,Alan White,A.J. Pero,Dennis Chambers,Sonny Emory,Ed Thigpen and Vinnie.

I also have Vinnie Appice and Eddie Bayers signatures on regular paper. I have a Stewart Copeland signed towel from an Animal Logic concert that a friend got for me years ago.

I had the pleasure of meeting them all except Eddie Bayers,Cindy Blackman,Eric Singer and Stewart Copeland. I've attended many clinics over the years since 1984 and I enjoyed all of them very much. I always loved meeting drummers and had been pretty calm and cool but I met Vinnie at a clinic in Nashville and was completely intimidated. I must have looked like an idiot but he was very nice. He was so cool and his playing was amazing!!!

Mr. Pasquini 02-19-2008 04:25 AM

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I have a junk cymbal signed by all of Mastodon (prized posession)
and a set of sticks signed by Jimmy Carl Black

Tuxido 02-19-2008 05:00 AM

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I have an AA 8" splash signed by Jojo Mayer..

maddrummr 02-19-2008 05:13 AM

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so who wants to share their stuff with me?

fourstringdrums 02-19-2008 05:39 AM

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I'll have to scan it, but I have an autograph that Alan Dawson gave me when I was about 14. I got to see him in clinic and then with Clark Terry. I had a pair of autographed sticks but sadly they got misplaced.

Mr. Pasquini 02-19-2008 12:51 PM

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Oh man!
I forgot about my piece of notebook paper signed by Sarah Chang (great violinist) and I got an 8 track when I was like 10 signed by Riders in the Sky!

jonescrusher 02-19-2008 01:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by KLittle123 (Post 411179)
Materialism...

It's not worth it.


He says with a 12 piece drum kit as an avatar. Anyway, autographs are free, unless you're up against a very tight-arsed celebrity.

jonescrusher 02-19-2008 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Pasquini (Post 411229)
and a set of sticks signed by Jimmy Carl Black

That's a very cool drummer to have in the collection.

I've got Chad Smith, Purdie, Garibaldi, Ginger Baker , and a pinstripe signed by Carl Palmer. I'll take (any) offers on that one ;)

KLittle123 02-19-2008 05:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jonescrusher (Post 411334)
He says with a 12 piece drum kit as an avatar. Anyway, autographs are free, unless you're up against a very tight-arsed celebrity.


Haha, I was just kidding, but that's pretty observant. Haha, that's funny.

secondXheartbeat 02-20-2008 02:18 AM

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I have a copy of Gutter Phenomenon signed by every Member of Every Time I Die.
Skindred's Babylon album signed by the drummer and guitarist.
Protest The Hero's Kezia signed by Tim.
Human Abstract t-shirt signed by all of the old lineup.
Travis Bryant of Terminal signed the back of my phone at their one time reunion show in Plano, TX.

I think that about covers it...

More to come!

SOGdrummer 02-20-2008 03:04 AM

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The only signed item I have is a drum head signed by the members of Caedmon's Call, one of my favorite contemporary Christian Bands, signed at an event where we opened up for them. Great people, Todd Bragg is a great drummer and for those of you who like "our other drums" Garrett Buell is fantastic.

Thats it.

Dogbreath, if you DIDN'T get all the great folks you meet to sign stuff I would think you were crazy...well maybe you are but not for getting the autographs.

CopperBomb 02-20-2008 10:46 AM

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I have a drum head signed by Megadeth (Rust In Peace line-up)

and a copy of Xentrix's Ghostbusters single with the banned cover art signed by the band.

darknessdude16 02-20-2008 01:50 PM

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Im selling some old junk hats signed by CHAD SMITH if anyones interested?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=tab%3DSelling

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=tab%3DSelling

And To Admins, I've posted this in Classifieds aswell but if this breaches rules then please remove it from this post, im just trying to get more awareness :p

Adam x

oikroitnik 02-20-2008 02:19 PM

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I have a7" single of Lip Up Fatty by Bad Manners,signed by Buster Bloodvessel..I mounted the stage and walked straight through the wings to catch Buster shambling about backstage....top night out..KH

Muckster 02-20-2008 05:08 PM

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Drumheads signed by:
Steve Smith, Dave Weckl, Louis Bellson, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Rod Morgenstien, Terry Bozzio

Photos signed by:
Carmine Appice, Steve Smith, Kenny Aronoff, Aynsley Dunbar, Nigel Olsen, Artt Frank

Poster signed by: Zoro

Restaurant Menu signed by Casey Schurell ( my wife was in Boston and Casey was playing with a small Jazz combo. She knew the band was Berklee faculty and had them sign a menu just in case. She gave it to me and asked "is this guy a good drummer?"

As DB said above, it's quite a fun hobby!

DogBreath 02-20-2008 07:37 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by darknessdude16 (Post 411714)
And To Admins, I've posted this in Classifieds aswell but if this breaches rules then please remove it from this post, im just trying to get more awareness :p
Adam x

No problem buddy. Hopefully someone will be interested and get in touch with you.


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Originally Posted by SOGdrummer (Post 411609)
Dogbreath, if you DIDN'T get all the great folks you meet to sign stuff I would think you were crazy...well maybe you are but not for getting the autographs.

I am very fortunate that I get to meet all of these great people. The only two who seemed a bit hesitant were Dave Weckl and Ed Shaughnessy. It was because I always ask for the drummers to just sign their name without writing "To Thomas." The reason that some people don't like doing that is that it's much easier to sell something as a collectable item if it just has the drummer's name on it, and even though I would never sell anything, these guys have probably seen plenty of stuff that they have signed making someone else money on eBay. Dave Weckl insisted on putting my name on it, which is cool (the guy was doing me a favor and I wasn't going to be a jerk about it). Ed Shaughnessy gave me a funny look when I asked him to just sign his name, but Bermuda happened to be right there and he said, "Ed, he's cool." Ed smiled, I got my signature, and Bermuda became the coolest guy I know.

slingerland755 02-20-2008 07:45 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DogBreath (Post 411809)
No problem buddy. Hopefully someone will be interested and get in touch with you.



I am very fortunate that I get to meet all of these great people. The only two who seemed a bit hesitant were Dave Weckl and Ed Shaughnessy. It was because I always ask for the drummers to just sign their name without writing "To Thomas." The reason that some people don't like doing that is that it's much easier to sell something as a collectable item if it just has the drummer's name on it, and even though I would never sell anything, these guys have probably seen plenty of stuff that they have signed making someone else money on eBay. Dave Weckl insisted on putting my name on it, which is cool (the guy was doing me a favor and I wasn't going to be a jerk about it). Ed Shaughnessy gave me a funny look when I asked him to just sign his name, but Bermuda happened to be right there and he said, "Ed, he's cool." Ed smiled, I got my signature, and Bermuda became the coolest guy I know.

That's interesting. I've never thought about autographs like that, but I imagine it's big business just like everything else.

TwentyEightyFive 02-20-2008 10:58 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DogBreath (Post 411154)
The walls of my drum room are covered with autographed drum heads. I have signed heads from Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Sheila E, Jimmy Branly, Dom Famularo, Jon "Bermuda" Scwhartz, Dave Weckl, Terry Bozzio, Tim Waterson, Matt Chamberlain, Mike Mangini, Ed Shaughnessy, Johnny Rabb, Abe Laboriel Jr., Thomas Lang, Kenny Aronoff, Jason Bonham, and John Dolmayan. In addition I have cymbals on my kit signed by Akira Jimbo, Steve Gadd, Mick Fleetwood, Kenny Aronoff, Paul Francis, Lorne Wheaton, and Louie Bellson.

Now you're just showing off ;) haha jk. Dude that is so awesome that you met all of those drummers! Did you ever get to play with them?

I got Dennis Chambers, Chad Smith, and Steve Smith signatures in my room.

DogBreath 02-21-2008 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by TwentyEightyFive (Post 411892)
Dude that is so awesome that you met all of those drummers! Did you ever get to play with them?

No way! I am a terrible drummer and I would never embarrass myself like that.

michael drums 02-21-2008 12:04 AM

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Well...

I may not have as many autographs of drummers like DogBreath has(who does?), but I got a fair share of others:


1.) Carl Palmer signed my copy of - The Drummer: 100 Years Of Rhythmic Power And Invention. On his picture on page 85. I met him at his November ' 06 show at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD. Wow! It was an honor!! :-)

2.) John Christ has been my best friend since 1976, and when he joined Samhain/Danzig in ' 85, I was privy to many opportunities of getting his "John" Hancock on just about anything. But the ones I cherish most are the VERY personalized and signed copy of his Flesh Caffeine CD and Danzig II: Lucifuge CD. And about a half dozen guitar picks(his own - all signed). And best of all...his friendship!! :-)

3.) 2 photographs of John and Ted Nugent posing together with guitars in hand, signed by both, when JC did an interview with him around 1994, for RIP Magazine. AWESOME PICS, man!!

4.) A personalized and signed copy of Frank Marinos' RealLIVE CD.

5.) A Marine Corps hat signed by all the guys from Candlebox.

6.) A personalized CD by Orange Sky, their "Upstairs" CD. An awesome Hard Rock/Raggae band out of Trinadad and Tobago. Who, coincidently, is managed by Phil Eharts'(Kansas drummer)management company. Saw these guys 'bout 2 years ago, and they were fabulous. Met them after the show and they were just SO down-to-earth and personable! Their drummer, Obasi Springer, is just a monster! Check 'em out on their MySpace page. GREAT buncha' guys! :-)

7.) A golf hat signed by Tom Watson and Gary McCord.

8.) A golf ball signed by Nick Price and Jeff Sluman.

9.) And finally...A daily pairings sheet(Sunday) from last years' LPGA Championship, signed by, none other than, the greatest female golfer of all time, Annika Sorenstam!


Wheww...There may be more, but I think you can agree...That's enuff!!

I'm winded...as I'm sure are you! ;-)

DogBreath 02-21-2008 12:12 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jay norem (Post 411068)
My drums, an 89 Ludwig maple kit, are signed on the inside of the shells by Ginger Baker.

Nice! .

TwentyEightyFive 02-21-2008 05:24 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DogBreath (Post 411905)
No way! I am a terrible drummer and I would never embarrass myself like that.

I know the feeling. Next week, I'm going to be shedding with Mylious Johnson, Kevin Higuchi, Jimmie Adams, and Big Thomas McCree! I can't wait! I'll feel like a little sissy drummer though because they are all heavy hitters with insane chops. I don't know how I'm gunna keep up... any advice?:)

You should definitely work something out so that you can drum with some of those guys. How awesome would that be! Drumming with thest best of the best!

darknessdude16 02-21-2008 04:30 PM

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We all sure have alot of stuff signed! I think getting things signed by people that inspire us is great. Of course there is a huge industry for selling autographs. There are loads of websites that sell them, but in the end its the experience of meeting the band or performer or whatever and getting their signature yourself that is the real experience. Saying that...its great to buy some autographs on eBay or wherever if you're not fortunate enough to meet people :p

Adam x


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