Alex Van Halen Is Done With Music

Although it was clear that Van Halen wouldn’t make a comeback, the band’s drummer, Alex Van Halen, recently confirmed it.

Alex Van Halen is preparing to auction off his personal gear and instrument collection. The news came from Backstage Auctions, Inc., under the title “The Alex Van Halen Collection.”

Backstage Auctions released a statement saying:

“It is an unbelievable honor to represent one of the greatest rock drummers of all time, and we could not be more excited. Alex is the reason why so many people picked up a pair of drumsticks, and this auction is a fantastic opportunity to see so many of his instruments and gear go to new homes. All of these pieces have a thick layer of magic ‘Al’ dust, and we can only hope that it will bring boundless joy and thrills to their future owners.”

This auction celebrates Van Halen’s 40-year career, during which they sold nearly 100 million albums worldwide. Alex’s legacy as a drummer is unmatched, and this auction honors the music he created with his brother Eddie.

Alex himself commented on the collection:

“I have always pursued the best possible sound, which drove me every single day, every single album, and every single tour to be on top of my game. I hope that passing on all these pieces will inspire current and future generations to be the best they can be. Now, let’s have some fun — Van Halen style!”

What Does the Collection Feature?

The collection includes over 350 lots of various memorabilia, including drum kits, snare drums, kick drums, road cases, drumheads, cymbals, gongs, sticks and mallets, personal items, record awards, autographed pieces, and more. Each lot will come with a personally signed certificate of authenticity from Alex.

Some standout items in the collection include the iconic ‘5150’ tour kit, the 2015 final tour kit, his vintage RIAA record awards, rare rosewood snare drums, gongs, a kick drum from the band’s early days, and even a piano from the Van Halen family home.

The auction is scheduled to open for bidding on June 1 and will end on June 9.

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