On Saturday, March 16, Backstage Auctions, Inc. presents the private collection of David Frangioni, an award-winning veteran of the music industry, for auction. Frangioni started in the industry early, playing live at 12 years old, where he was focused on drumming with bands in Boston. He found the future of drumming in technology, starting his career first with a consulting business at age 16, which helped to make his connection with Aerosmith, where he was their in-house engineer/technologist for 13 years and continued working on their singles, albums, tours and even the theme song for the Spider-Man animated television series with Joe Perry.
Throughout his career, he has worked with industry icons such as Head Monster Noel Lee (Monster Products) and hundreds of artists including the Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Sting, Bryan Adams, Journey, Styx, Phil Collins, Shakira, Rascal Flatts, Ozzy Osbourne, and Chick Corea. He is a recipient of many gold and platinum albums as technical consultant, engineer, and/or programmer.
The collection is a fascinating mixture of historic drum kits, snare drums, recording studio used equipment, legendary road cases and an impressive offering of traditional music memorabilia. Whether you’re a drum enthusiast, gear head or straight-up collector, this auction will offer something for everyone. We consider David Frangioni to be the absolute authority on “everything drums” and his private collection is second to none. Combine that with his wizard-level credentials in the recording and music technology arena and you know that this is going to be a most intriguing auction.
The auction is highlighted by a host of historic – and complete – drum kits from accomplished 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. There are dozens of collectible snare drums and an exciting offering of vintage recording studio equipment. 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.
Auction Bidding Starts: Saturday, March 16th at 2:00 pm EST (New York City – Time)
*Auction Closes: Sunday, March 24th, 2019
*The close process “begins” at 2:00 pm EST – Not a Hard Close (NYC – Time)