(New York) – Up for auction on eBay are “The Hollywood Vampires” Neal Smith Autographed Drumsticks from the recording session of “School’s Out/Another Brick In The Wall pt. 2” at Geronimo Studios in New York City in May of 2014. Producer, Bob Ezrin added the final touches to the new “Hollywood Vampire” album by recording the legendary rhythm section of Neal Smith on drums and Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar to the album’s anthem track “School’s Out/Another Brick In The Wall.” Neal and Dennis, of course, are founding members of the original “Alice Cooper” and co-wrote and recorded their 1972 chart-climbing monster hit “School’s Out.” This pair of Neal Smith autographed drumsticks are the actual sticks he used in this “Hollywood Vampire” recording session.
Appearing on the song alongside Neal and Dennis were fellow legends Alice Cooper, AC/DC’s vocalist Brian Johnson, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Slash and Johnny Depp. As a bonus, Neal Smith has included an autographed copy of that Hollywood Vampires CD. Also as an added bonus, Smith has thrown in his autographed laminated “VIP Guest” pass from the “Hollywood Vampires” live show he attended on July 2nd, 2016 at Connecticut’s Foxwoods Casino. A Certificate Of Authenticity (COA) signed by Neal Smith will also be included (above).
As a footnote, on THE “HV” recording of “School’s Out/Another Brick In The Wall,” Neal was playing his vintage chrome Slingerland drums, his same exact drum set that the original classic Summer hit “School’s Out” was recorded on in 1972. The sticks are in studio-played used condition.