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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 seen to the left, Steven Adler‘s original kick drum head from Guns N’ Roses 1988 performance on the MTV Video Music Awards. The drum head was even signed by former GnR guitarist Slash.

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.

Next: Top 10 Guns N' Roses Songs

Watch Guns N’ Roses Perform on the 1988 MTV Video Music Awards

 

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