Red Hot Chili Peppers Auctioning Super Bowl Drum Kit for Make-A-Wish


Story by Cat Badra

Red Hot Chili Peppers are auctioning off autographed Super Bowl drum sets to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are taking a piece of their Super Bowl legacy and donating it to a good cause. The alternative funk-rock guys have announced they’ll put the drum set and drum sticks that Chad Smith will be using during the upcoming halftime show at the match this weekend for an online auction to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Smith’s drum kit, which features a custom-built “limited edition” Pearl set and Sabian cymbals, will be divided into two pieces: an NFC one and an AFC one. Both sets will be for sale via the NFL Auction website to benefit Make-A-Wish, which assists children with life-threatening medical conditions and fulfills their dreams. Both pieces will sport their particular football teams’ logos.

On top of the drum set and cymbals, the Peppers will also have three pairs of autographed drum sticks up for auction: one that Smith will use during the halftime show, and the other two pairs that he used during rehearsals.

The drum sets and the sticks are currently up for auction through NFL Auction until Feb. 7. The Super Bowl will air live on Feb. 2 on Fox, broadcast from Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at this year’s halftime show along with headliner Bruno Mars.



Posted by Cat Badra | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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