Backstage Auctions, Inc presents the upcoming “All Access David Frangioni” auction event which will feature a host of impressive and historic rock and audio memorabilia including drums and drum kits, audio equipment, and more, from award-winning audio engineer, author, and collector David Frangioni. The auction will go live on March 16, 2019.
In addition to his pro audio work, Frangioni is also owner of Audio One, which does high-end residential AV and smart home system design and installation. Frangioni was recently featured in a story in Residential Systems.
Complete, historic drum kits will be up for auction, including those from legendary drummers such as Carl Palmer, Carmine Appice, Eric Singer, Terry Bozzio, Gregg Bissonette, and Mike Portnoy. There is an overwhelming assortment of Carl Palmer, Asia, and ELP road cases, gear, and equipment, as well vintage road cases that belonged to Cozy Powell from his Black Sabbath years. Dozens of collectible snare drums and an offering of vintage recording studio equipment will also be up for auction. The exclamation point to this auction will come in the form of a broad selection of A-level memorabilia related to KISS, ELP, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, RUSH, AC/DC, Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath & Ozzy Osbourne, U2, Van Halen, Metallica, Motley Crue, and many others.
The majority of this collection of historic drum kits, equipment, and memorabilia, which have been either acquired at auction or through his music industry relationships, was on display in Frangioni’s book Crash: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits from Appice to Peart to Van Halen.
“Working alongside many of these legends has been a dream, and I’ve been fortunate to have and appreciate many of these amazing pieces that are monuments of the rock industry,” said David Frangioni. “I wanted to give back some of the music history that I’ve collected to the audio, music, and drumming fans around the world.”
A portion of the proceeds of the auction will go to Frangioni’s nonprofit, the Frangioni Foundation.
The “All Access David Frangioni” Auction beings with a preview of the catalog on March 16, 2019, and is open worldwide from March 16 to March 24, 2019. The catalog and auction will be accessible here: https://www.backstageauctions.com/catalog/auction.php.