[Photo by: Jeff Ragazzo/Kabik Photo Group]
Sum 41 drummer Frank Zummo and OBEY artist and activist Shepard Fairey collaborated on a custom drum kit which they unveiled last week at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. See the drum set reveal video below.
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The one-of-a-kind, drum-kit-as-artwork piece—dubbed “Rise Above”—was unveiled by the music-and-design twosome on Friday, Feb. 16, along with SJC Custom Drums co-founder Mike Ciprari. An original SJC Drums set, the instruments of percussion were utilized by Fairey to convey a specific message of unity, using dark organic patterns and three-dimensional woodgrain mandalas on each drum shell.
“The Rise Above art piece deconstructs guns and repurposes them from weapons into components of a mandala,” said Fairey. “There is a power in making something beautiful out of ingredients that are cold and threatening. I hope the 'Rise Above' gun mandala can be a metaphor for spiritual transformation toward peace and harmony.”
The artistic drum set has been used by Zummo on tour, including in his award-winning appearance at last year's Alternative Press Music Awards. See more photos below of Zummo and Fairey with Sum 41 band members Deryck Whibley, Cone McCaslin and Dave “Brownsound” Baksh.
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[Photos by: Jeff Ragazzo/Kabik Photo Group]
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