Neurosis Drummer Jason Roeder Selling Old Drum Kit for Charity
Fans of Neurosis take note: drummer Jason Roeder (more recently of Sleep fame) is selling a Tama kit he used from 1992 through 2007… and not just to make some extra dough. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Sonoma County North Bay Fire Relief Fund to help victims of the October 2017 North Bay wildfires, which destroyed roughly 3,000 homes and killed or injured more people than any other wildfire in history.
Roeder says that the kit “Shows all the signs of being used rigorously on tours and recordings for 15+ years,” which is to say nothing of the fact that he used in the studio for several of Neurosis’ most lauded recordings, including Through Silver in Blood and Times of Grace. I would guess this is a rare instance where that wear n’ tear actually increases the kit’s value.
As of this writing, the bidding is up to $1,100+. If you’re interested, you can bid on the drums here.