The latest Drum Workshop Collector’s Series® Icon Snare honors legendary Fleetwood Mac drummer, Mick Fleetwood and his namesake band’s 1977 smash release, “Rumours.” Paying homage to the album’s iconic cover photo originally shot by famed rock photographer, Herbert Worthington III, the images of Fleetwood and Fleetwood Mac singer, Stevie Nicks are brought to life in a variety of exotic woods that are laser-cut, then meticulously inlayed into a background of highly figured Curley Maple . A portion of the proceeds from DW Mick Fleetwood “Rumours” Icon Snare Drum will benefit the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
“I’m truly humbled that DW has chosen to honor our most notable recording in this way. It was a milestone for the band, and through this fine instrument, the memories will live on.” I also want to make sure drummers know this is a playable drum, not just a work of art. I’ll believe my new baby will find its way to my kit next tour,” explained Fleetwood.
One of the most iconic and influential albums of all time, Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” topped the Billboard charts for 31 weeks and to date, has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. The album also won the Grammy® for “Album of the Year,” and has been certified Diamond in the United States, Canada, and Australia and was named number 25 in Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”
Hand-crafted in DW’s California Custom Shop from 11 plies of North American Hard Rock Maple, the 6.5” x 14” drum features HVLT shell technology and comes standard with all of DW’s 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™ by Remo USA®. Protected by an ultra-thin coat of hand-sprayed polyester gloss lacquer, the limited edition collectable is complimented with gold 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 Icon snare drum we’ve released. I’m very proud of this drum and feel flattered that Mick feels the same. It’s important to explain that these drum aren’t signature snares, but rather tributes to a drummer and their musical legacy. Few are more important than Fleetwood Mac Rumours. Can’t wait to get started on the next one”, exclaimed DW’s executive vice president and drum designer, John Good.
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About IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare)
Founded in 1969, IFAW rescues and protects animals around the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW rescues individual animals, works to prevent cruelty to animals, and advocates for the protection of wildlife and habitats. For more information, visit www.ifaw.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.