Sum 41/Street Drum Corps' Frank Zummo is donating his SJC drums, which were custom-painted by world-renowned street artist Shepard Fairey, to Cleveland's own Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
They're the same drums used during the epic APMAs performance with Dreamcar/No Doubt's Adrian Young and Twenty One Pilots' Josh Dun (don't worry if you didn't catch it—you can watch it here).
“I played my first show with Sum 41 two years ago at the APMAs,” Zummo says. “To be returning for this special drum moment and 3 nominations is beyond mind blowing!”
The drums, a 20 inch Gong Tom with legs and 10 inch snare drum with DW stand, were hand-painted by Fairey especially for that unforgettable mashup. Plus, Fairey signed the inside of them, as well.
Fairey says on his OBEY site about the drums:
I have been a fan of Frank Zummo’s drumming since I first heard him play with Street Drum Corps and then with the thenewno2, as well as a slew of other stylistically diverse projects from metal to electro. Frank crushes it on drums in any style. I’m an artist who is very passionate about music, and Frank is a musician who is very passionate about art, so it was natural for us to collaborate. Punk rock was a huge influence for me to be outspoken with my art, so I’m especially honored that Frank is playing in a punk band and showcasing my “Rise Above” art on his drum kit. The craftsmanship on the drums is extraordinary and I’m proud to have my art woven into the drum kit so beautifully! Art and music are very powerful combination.
Watch more: APMAs 2015: Sum 41and DMC interviewed in the Gibson backstage lounge