Category: Charities

  • Own Bob Bryar’s Black Parade Costume

    If you are a My Chemical Romance fanatic and always wanted to walk around in Bob Bryar’s clothes, you now got a chance. The former MCR drummer is auctioning off his original Black Parade costume on eBay. The auction ends on October 29, 2022, at 8:14 p.m. The current bid is up to a hefty $12,100…which is a whole shitload of sticks, heads, and cymbals for your kit, but if you’ve got the desire and the cash, your winning bid will ultimately go to a good cause: all proceeds will be donated to help abandoned and sheltered animals that were displaced by Hurricane Ian.

    Though Bryar might have hung up his sticks professionally in 2010, his big heart is clearly still beating strong. Good on you, man.

    [Update October 30, 2022: The winning bid was for $17,365.80. That shall acquire mucho kibble.]

    Because eBay will remove the listing once the auction has ended, we’re going to post here for posterity Bob’s original description and photos.

    hello. does anyone want this? i have no clue how much it’s worth. it’s my OG black parade costume. it was used in the photos, videos, DVD’s, and handmade by colleen atwood (look her up).

    it’s just sitting in a box doing nothing and people need help with money right now.

    there might be a few surprise dog hairs on it because i let my dog fred wear it for a minute as you can see in the picture. the fred hairs are free.

  • Help Abaddon Double Kick Cancer

    Abaddon used to beat the hell out of the skins for Venom, and now he’s looking to beat the shit out of lymphoma. He was diagnosed in July of this year. The docs so far have him on six rounds of chemo and eventually a bout of radiation. In Abaddon’s own words:

    “None of this will break me. Fuck cancer.”

    Indeed. Head on over to his GoFundMe if you’d like to donate.

    [via Metal Injection]

  • Sabian’s Big Beat Earns Big Cash

    On November 2, 2008, Sabian sponsored the “Big Beat” event, held at nine Five-Star percussion shops across North America. With 1,286 drummers participating, the event raised a total of $45,503 for charity, $17,183 of which went to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation for the purpose of supplying musical instruments to deserving children in Big Beat cities.

    Ain’t drummers just completely bloody awesome?

  • Cut to the Drummer

    ‘Tis the season for drummers to do good deeds.

    Cut to the Drummer is an art show and drumming event that supports the MS Society of Canada Scholarship Program. And it looks pretty friggin’ cool. The art show comprises 50 portraits of 50 drummers by 50 artists. Tony Williams, Chad Smith, John Bonham, and Neil Peart are just a couple of the greats represented (check out the complete list here). The drumming portion of the show—the Drum-o-Rama—showcases up-and-coming drummers and local stars soloing head to head.

    The event will take place on February 5, 2009, in Toronto, Canada. Tickets cost $150 for a VIP preview and silent auction, and $30 for the Public Reception and Drum-O-Rama.

  • Drummers Step Up for Teenage Cancer Trust

    [Press Release]

    Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Phil Collins, Sting, and Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain Join a Host of Musicians in a Charitable Drum Donation for Teenage Cancer Trust

    Some of the world’s greatest drummers have stepped forward in the fight to beat teenage cancer. Iconic musicians including Phil Collins, Sting, and members from Iron Maiden and Red Hot Chili Peppers have donated a signed drum kit to an exclusive auction raising money for the charity Teenage Cancer Trust, which helps teenagers and young people fight cancer. Now’s your chance to take home a piece of pop culture memorabilia.
    From December 8 to December 15, the drums will be under auction and open for bids via the online auction site

    Collectibles include:

    • Remo 50th Anniversary snare signed by the 16 artists at Remo’s Drummer Night, including Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Mark Schulman (Cher, Pink), Steve White (Paul Weller), and Ian Matthews (Kasabian).
    • Remo drumhead signed by Sting, Stewart Copeland, and Andy Summers.
    • Gretsch Catalina series snare drum signed “Thanks for your support” by Phil Collins.
    • Paiste 22″ Bell ride cymbal signed by Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain.
    • Remo 14″ DW snare drum signed by Elton John’s drummer Nigel Olsen.
    • Remo 14″ Emperor drumhead signed by Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain, Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith, and Janick Gers.

    For your chance to bid, visit

    Mark Schulman, backing drummer for Pink, said: “I’m delighted to be supporting Teenage Cancer Trust’s Drummer Night auction and hope it will raise as much cash as possible for the charity. I am a cancer survivor myself, as is my ex-wife, Kelly. I understand the challenges that patients go through, and I want to use my credibility as a drummer to raise awareness about such issues. I hope the auction can help raise enough money so that teenagers and young people going through cancer have access to specialised treatment centres, like those provided by Teenage Cancer Trust.”

    There’s never a good time to get cancer, but for a teenager the timing seems particularly cruel. Young people can get some of the most rare and aggressive forms of cancer. This plus the emotional upheaval of adolescence can make a cancer diagnosis even harder to cope with.

    Every day in the UK, six young people will have to face that diagnosis. Teenage Cancer Trust understands that teenage cancer requires specialist care and in fact, that young people have a much better chance in their fight against cancer if they are treated by teenage cancer experts, in an environment tailored to their needs.

    Teenage Cancer Trust builds units in NHS hospitals which improve the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer. But as we receive no government funding, we rely on voluntary donations from people like you. It costs around £2million to build and equip a new unit.

    We estimate that with the units we currently have around the UK, only half of the teenagers diagnosed with cancer now have access to this dedicated, specialist support. Our aim is build enough units so that, by 2012, every single teenager with cancer will be treated on one.

    Most importantly, the units provide an environment where teenagers and young adults with cancer can meet others their age who are going through the same experience and provide support for one another.

    For more information, visit

  • Sabian Sponsors “The Big Beat” National Drumming Event

    MEDUCTIC, Canada (Sept. 24, 2008) – SABIAN announces it has teamed up with the Five-Star Drum Shops to bring together the largest gathering of drummers ever assembled for a simultaneous drumming experience. Nine Five-Star stores across North America will host “The Big Beat” on Sunday, Nov. 2, to celebrate the joy of drumming and raise money for the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. The Five-Star Drum Shops group is an organization of 37 independently owned specialty percussion stores in North America.

    Each location is attempting to break the Guinness world record for the most drummers playing the same beat at one time (previously set by Donn Bennett Drum Studio, with 533) as well as set a record for drummers playing simultaneously in each location.

    As an official sponsor of The Big Beat, SABIAN will contribute the equivalent of $2,500 to each participating store in the form of artist support and/or giveaways.

    “It’s a privilege for SABIAN to be connected with ‘The Big Beat,’ this year,” said Stacey Montgomery-Clark, vice president of marketing at SABIAN. “We relish opportunities like this in which we can support the percussion industry and in particular the drummer consumer and independent retailer.”

    The Big Beat is the first attempt to coordinate large scale drumming efforts across North America in the hope of expanding each year until drummers across the globe are locked in on one worldwide beat.

    Each location will hold a raffle for participants with the overall winner getting an authentic autographed replica Beatles logo bass drum head. The first 200 participants in each city will receive a goody bag full of drum-related items and each location will also give away prizes donated by the biggest names in the drum industry.

    Drummers of all skill levels and experience are encouraged to participate and contact one of these participating Five-Star member locations for details: