Frank Zappa’s “The Black Page” Immortalized on a Limited Edition Collector’s Series® Snare Drum a Portion of Proceeds to Benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital


The latest Drum Workshop Collector’s Series® Icon Snare honors legendary drummer, Terry Bozzio and the extraordinarily complex percussion piece written for him by iconic American composer and musician Frank Zappa entitled, “The Black Page.” Paying homage to this infamous composition for drum set and percussion, “The Black Page” Icon Snare Drum features a laser-engraving of the drum notation and Zappa’s trademark Moustache logo in Dyed Black Pear wood, which is meticulously inlaid into a background of highly-figured White Birdseye Maple. Each drum is hand-signed by Bozzio and will be accompanied by a limited edition vinyl recording of “The Black Page Drum Solo/Black Page #1” (Zappa Records).  A portion of proceeds from the sale of the snare will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

“Legends live forever,” said Terry Bozzio.

Hand-crafted in DW’s California Custom Shop from 11 plies of select North American Hard Rock Maple, the 6.5” x 14” drum features HVLT shell technology and comes standard with professional snare drum features including True-Pitch 50® Tuning, True-Tone® Snare Wires, True-Hoops®, MAG Throw-Off  with 3P butt plate  and DW® Heads™ and special Remo USA®  Black Suede® drum heads.   Protected by an ultra-thin coat of hand-sprayed polyester gloss lacquer, the limited edition collectable is complimented by black nickel hardware, and includes a deluxe DW carrying case and certificate of authenticity. Only 250 of these drums will ever be produced.

“This marks the 5th DW Icon Snare we have produced,” said DW Executive Vice President and Drum Designer, John Good. “These snares aren’t just signature snares, but rather a tribute to the artist and their musical legacy. It has been an honor to work with the Zappa Family Trust to create this hand-crafted work of art commemorating the incomparable Terry Bozzio and the genius of Frank Zappa’s enduring composition, “The Black Page #1.”

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Founded in 1972 and headquartered in California, Drum Workshop, Inc. (DW®) is an American musical instrument manufacturer and distributor best known for its DW-branded, award-winning drums, pedals, hardware and accessories. The company’s umbrella of brands also includes Gretsch Drums®, Latin Percussion® (LP) and Ovation Guitars® among others. The privately-held family-owned enterprise operates manufacturing facilities in three states and designs instruments and other musical products that are distributed worldwide.  The family of celebrated artists that endorse Drum Workshop products includes Neil Peart, Dave Grohl, Don Henley, Mick Fleetwood, Sheila E., Melissa Ethridge, Glen Campbell and Charlie Watts.