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I recently had the honor of being interviewed by the great Mark Strigl on his long running podcast Talking Metal. During the course of the show we discuss my passion for collecting, artists I’ve worked with, and, of course, my book Crash: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits From Appice to Peart to Van Halen.  

I discussed the importance of preserving and sharing these drum kits for historical purposes. Crash, along with the corresponding drum museum, is a great opportunity for fans to see these instruments and learn more about the artists that made them famous.

During the course of the show, I discuss the interesting history of the drum kits and how I ended up getting my hands on them. I talked in depth about Eric Singers three drum kits featured in the book—including his handmade mirror ball kit. 

Perhaps the most historically significant kits in the book belongs to Ringo Starr. We have five of his kits featured in the book, each photographed by Ringo himself.

It was a tremendously in-depth interview with Mark Strigl. To hear the podcast in its entirety click here.