Iconic KISS Drum Kit Used By Eric Carr Available For Sale To Fans
Saturday, November 27th, 2010 at 6:50 pm
KISSmuseum.net has somehow managed to get their hands on elements from the drum kit used by Eric Carr during the 1988 KISS Crazy Nights tour, and are making them available for sale online. As KISS fans (and metal fans) from the Eighties would recall, the chrome Chikara drum kit that Carr used: it was an iconic piece of the KISS stage set at the time.
Eric Carr was the drummer of KISS from 1980 to 1991, stepping in the place of original drummer Peter Criss. He took on the make-up persona of “The Fox” and was part of the band as they transitioned into their non-makeup year; help bring a heavier sound to the band, and performed on albums such as Creatures of the Night, Lick It Up, and Animalize. Carr died on November 24, 1991, after battling cancer for several months. He is always remembered fondly by fans around the world.
Part of Eric’s 1988 drum kit was once on display during the KISS Convention Tour in 1995. This is the first time it has ever been available for public purchase. And if that’s not enough, KISSmuseum.net also has Eric’s Porsche — also for sale from their website.
It is probably out of my price range (the site has not disclosed the selling prices), but this is a unique opportunity for some lucky fans to own a significant element of Eric’s legacy and KISStory.
I just wanted to share a memory with other kiss fans out there. I lived in New Orleans in 1988, and I had the chance to see ERIC live, I gotta say, he absolutely destroyed that very drumkit that night!! Feb 28 1988, there was a terrible flood that night, but KISS played anyway,they were in top form, and completely kicked ass!! That night will always be a great memory for me.Gene once said, “Eric breathed new life into the band”,he will always be missed. It is so rare to see someone who loves what they do,Eric was absolutely thrilled,and it showed.I just wanted to say “THANK YOU ERIC,AND GOD BLESS YOU”. KISS will live forever,and so will you.
Comment by Mark George — November 28, 2010 @ 6:46 pm
Thanks for sharing, Mark.
Comment by Empress Eve — November 29, 2010 @ 3:01 am
What does the symbol on the drum kit mean?
Comment by Noles99tx — April 15, 2011 @ 12:14 am
ItÂ´s a chinese character, means power, force, ability, strong…
Comment by Oscarcr80 — October 27, 2011 @ 5:07 am