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It’s for the kids


Ian Paice is auctioning for charity one of his drum kits. In this video, he explains what exactly is being auctioned, how it sounds, and where the money will go.

The auction is now live on eBay, and will close on March 7. Bidding starts at £5,000.

14 Comments to “It’s for the kids”:

  1. 1
    Uwe Hornung says:

    A man needs a shed.

  2. 2
    MacGregor says:

    They are no good to me as they are left handed. Seriously it is for a good cause & as we know in this life, ‘we cannot take it with us’ so all will be good. Cheers.

  3. 3
    Gregster says:


    Good-on you Mr.Paice, I hope that they fetch a reasonable amount & help the school-out. They do sound quite nice, & the offer for pictures & signatures to go along with the kit should assure a fair amount of return for the offer.

    Peace !

  4. 4
    Tony says:

    nice cap Ian !

  5. 5
    Uwe Hornung says:

    A worthy cause.

  6. 6
    janbl says:

    Does that man play in some kind of garage band?

  7. 7
    Greg FURLONG says:

    They are not left handed at all!!!! You set them up for a right hander DOH!

  8. 8
    Friedhelm says:

    If I only had enough money …

  9. 9
    Uwe Hornung says:

    The drums are individually left handed, not just Ian’s set-up of them? Explain!

  10. 10
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Oh, I just realized that the Tasmanian was in jest! 🤓

    I’m German, humor is no laughing matter for me, I have to work hard at it.☝️🧐

  11. 11
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Not saying this is the drum set, but I stumbled across this only now, hasn’t been up on YouTube that long:


    Bernie had a wonderfully tuneful voice, we all know, but he was no David Coverdale bellowing out Whitesnake chestnuts, yet the way Murray and Paicey recapture that old Whitesnake rhythm section groove (no other WS drummer/bassist team has been able to replicate since then) drives a tear to my eye.

    Murray has a great sound. Unsung bass hero.


    And since we’re at it with Paicey curios: I finally got my hands on a CD release of 1978’s “Composition” by Kirby aka Graham Gregory.


    I never even had that on vinyl and I’ve been looking for it for decades!

    Ex-Curved Air Kirby was of course also the guitarist of Stretch (at one point an opening act of Dio era Rainbow), he wrote their one big hit


    which was sung by Elmer Gantry (real name Dave Terry) whom you know from Jon Lord’s Before I Forget. And original Stretch bass player Paul Martinez (not the guy in the above vid, though it is him playing the audio) was of course with Paice Ashton Lord (and later on with Robert Plant).

    Anyhow, back to the CD: Of course the liner notes just credit all the drums on the album to Fran Bryne and some dude called “Ian Paice”, not individual tracks. And I was already moaning, “great, now I’ll have to strain my ears to find out whether it’s the spectacular bespectacled one or not …” – I need not have worried, track 5 (Darkness & Light) kinda jumps at you, it’s almost a Paicey pastiche:


    Everything you needed to know about Lively Little Ian (and were afraid to ask to) in just three and a half minutes. 🤣💕

  12. 12
    James Steven Gemmell says:

    You’ve got to love Paicey. He doesn’t realize that his fan base would trust their lives with him, he’s such a decent, honest man. Yet there he is doing a full-court pitch like people might actually question his character after all these years. Those drums will go like hotcakes.

  13. 13
    Daniel Russell says:

    I can’t afford to bid on the set or house them in our cluttered home but I’d love to be able to donate some cash to Ian’s cause anyway (as I’m sure we all would, however much). Can you reach out and give us a way to contribute?

  14. 14
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Myself @11: It just occurred to me that it was Ian then in 1978


    who invented the drum intro to this little-known tune from 1982



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