Slash-Autographed Drum Head From 1988 Guns N’ Roses Show Sells for Big Bucks on Ebay
Early in February, a piece of veritable rock history was up for sale on auction site eBay. What was up for grabs, you wonder?
As stated in the auction when it was live, the drum head was used in the band’s live performance after being introduced by the late comedian Sam Kinison. A video of the performance featuring the drum head is below.
Not only does the drum head come from an era that featured the original Guns N’ Roses quintet, it marked the beginning of the group’s fruitful relationship with MTV. On that September night in 1988, the group took home the award for Best New Artist in a Video for ‘Welcome To The Jungle’. It was to be the first of many VMA performances for Guns N’ Roses.
Other MTV VMA winners and performers from that night included Aerosmith who performed ‘Dude (Looks Like A Lady)’, Pink Floyd who won Best Concept Video for ‘Learning To Fly’ and Elton John‘s performance of ‘I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That.’
And in case you’re wondering what that drum head would sell for? A cool $7,000.
Watch Guns N’ Roses Perform on the 1988 MTV Video Music Awards