Chad Wackerman has played DW drums since 1982, and his music has inspired and entertained people the world over. He is respected and admired for his phenomenal playing and a remarkable body of work which includes a seven year association with Frank Zappa, as well as work with Allan Holdsworth, Barbra Streisand, Steve Vai, Andy Summers, Dweezil Zappa, James Taylor and John Patitucci among many others.
In November, Chad’s wife of 28 years, Naomi Star, passed away after fighting cancer. Chad and Naomi met on tour in 1985. Naomi was a professional singer in her own right, having worked with The Moody Blues, Belinda Carlisle and Neil Sedaka among others. Chad is now left to care for their two children, one of whom has a disability. So that Chad can tour again, he will have to hire a 24/7 caregiver for his child with special needs as well as a nanny for his other child. The combined costs of the medical bills, funeral expenses and caregiver are a tremendous financial burden.
In response, DW is donating some very special drums for sale with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Wackerman family.
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NIGEL OLSSON'S 5x13" COLLECTOR'S SERIES 5X13" SNARE DRUM SIGNED BY THE ENTIRE ELTON JOHN BAND
MINIMUM DONATION - $3000.00
This is a truly special item. This stunning snare drum from Nigel's "Annette" drum set is now available. Nigel signed the drum head with a personal message of "For Chad" and a drawing of his signature, "Lil Bloke" character. The interior of the drum is hand-signed by:
The interior is signed by the entire current Elton John Band:
Davey Johnstone - Guitarist
John Mahon - Percussionist
Matt Bissonette - Bass
Kim Bullard - Keyboards
- DW will include shipping via UPS Ground within the continental United States. If you live outside the US, you will be responsible for shipping costs as well as any tariffs or taxes due.
- BEFORE you donate for this kit, please contact us via Youcaring via the "Contact the Organizer" option below to confirm the kit is still available. We will attempt to remove any sold items immediately after the donation is received, but because of time differences, etc., we want to take every precaution to avoid disappointing anyone.
If you have any questions regarding the items, please contact us directly and we will get back with you as quickly as possible.