ERIC CARR - Ludwig Classic Custom Maple Black Cortex Drum Kit Up For Sale

January 1, 2022, 7 months ago

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ERIC CARR - Ludwig Classic Custom Maple Black Cortex Drum Kit Up For Sale

A Ludwig 12-piece drum kit made for and owned by KISS drummer Eric Carr has been listed for sale via Reverb. The seller has posted the following description alomg with a series of photos, found here.

"Every kid growing up in the 1980’s probably said to themselves 'I would like to have Eric Carr’s drum set.' Now is your chance to own Eric Carr’s personal Ludwig Classic Maple Black Cortex Ludwig drum set with Certificate Of Authenticity from the Eric Carr Estate.

While I was playing in a KISS tribute band in 2005, my dream came true when I bought this kit from Paul Orofino, one of Eric’s closest friends, and the one who recorded Eric’s audition demo tape for KISS. Paul told me Eric gifted him this drum set, Simmons pads, and I believe his chrome Chikara set, and Eric had it sent freight right after his video shoot for 'God Gave Rock N Roll 2 You 2', from Los Angeles to Paul’s recording studio in Milbrook, NY. Paul said he recorded albums by Blue Oyster Cult and other popular bands with some of the drums from this set. The Ludwig coliseum snare drum and stand in the pictures was not Eric’s but is period correct and included in the sale. Paul would not sell Eric’s snare drum."

Former KISS guitarist, Bruce Kulick, recently released the video below, along with the following message:

"Eric Carr passed away 30 years ago, on November 24th, 1991. Although it sounds like a long period of time his presence has never left me. He was my dear friend and bandmate. My years traveling, working and playing in KISS with him, were unforgettable. Please enjoy my memories of this great man, and know his legend will always live on in the hearts and minds of his fans, family and friends."

Eric Carr was a member of KISS from from 1980 to 1991, stepping into the drummer position following the departure of the band's original drummer, Peter Criss.

Carr's first album with KISS was 1981's Music From "The Elder", while his final recording with the band was for the song "God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II". The last time he worked with KISS was in July 1991 when they filmed a video for the above mentioned song. Carr's final appearance with KISS was at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 1991.



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