KISS RELATED DRUMSTICKS

Welcome to my pictured reference guide to drumsticks of the members and former members of .  All of these sticks are in my collection except where noted.  Descriptions in this color green are ones I do not have. I'm interested in obtaining drumsticks I do not have. Feel free to contact me if you have some you think I might need!

 

I've assigned a numbering scheme to be able to differentiate between the drumsticks, especially when multiple variations arise within the same tour.

 

I do not play drums, nor do I claim to be the all knowing authoritarian on drumsticks, so any and all information, corrections, etc. gladly accepted!

 

PC = Peter Criss         EC = Eric Carr        ES = Eric Singer

 

PETER CRISS

 

1980-1982

Peter Criss Calato Regal Tip drumsticks

 

PC2 - Calato Regal Tip 2B - black on natural stick - PETER CRISS in fancy type  
(I only have one of these. I'm looking for a mate to it.)

 

1983-1986

Cappella solo sticks
 
Cappella solo stick - closer view
 

PC1 - Cappella 5B - light metallic blue on plain wood - "PETER CRISS PERSONAL [over] MODEL"

 

Note: This pair comes from a showcase performance for some record executives at the Brewery Art Colony (former Pabst Blue Ribbon factory) in Los Angeles for his new band, Balls of Fire.

 

1989-1990

Peter Criss (style 1) solo ProMark drumsticks

 

PC3 - Pro-Mark New Generation 2B - black on natural stick - PETER CRISS in type

 

1990-1994

Peter Criss (style 2) solo ProMark drumsticks

 

PC4 - Pro-Mark New Generation 2B - black on natural stick - signature and cat face logo from Rock-n-Roll over (Pro-Mark label appears above the stripe)

 

1995

 

PC5 - Pro-Mark New Generation 2B - black on natural stick - signature and cat face logo from Rock-n-Roll over (artwork closer to the butt end of the stick)

 

1995 BAD BOYS PROMOS

Bad Boys drumsticks

 

PC6 - Pro-Mark New Generation 2B - black on natural stick - signature and cat face logo from Rock-n-Roll over (Pro-Mark label appears below the stripe)

 

Note: Peter would sell pairs of these sticks at fan-based expos and at the concessions stands during the Bad Boys tour.

 

1995-1996

Peter Criss (style 3) solo ProMark drumsticks

 

PC7 - Pro-Mark Millennium II 2B - black on natural stick - signature and cat face logo from Rock-n-Roll over

 
1999 PROTOTYPES
Peter Criss Zildjian prototype drumsticks
 

PC8 - Zildjian 5B- black on hickory stick - logo, Peter's drum tattoo and signature

 

Note: Prototypes made to try and gain Peter's endorsement. Made after Peter's hand surgery when he realized he needed a thinner stick.

 

1999 RETAIL VERSION

Peter Criss Farewell sticks sold via Retail
 

PC9 - Ahead 2B black metal sticks with white autograph, Peter's drum tattoo & logo. Black metal handles made of aircraft aluminum, black nylon neck covers and white Zytel nylon tips.  Originally made to the size of his KISS Reunion & Psycho Circus sticks, but ultimately he opted for a thinner 5B model.  These were sold for a very limited time via special order through drum stores.

 

Note: From 2000-2001, the same FAR-PC1 and FAR-PC2 sticks used by Peter were sold through retail stores. The size markings were not added until 2002.

 
1999 "DETROIT ROCK CITY" MOVIE PROPS
Detroit Rock City movie prop drumsticks
 

Scenes from the DRC movie showing the props

 

2002-2004 RETAIL VERSIONS

Peter Criss Studio sticks sold via Retail

PC10 - Ahead 5B black metal sticks with white autograph, drum tattoo & logo. Black metal handles made of aircraft aluminum, black polyurethane neck covers and white Zytel nylon tips.  Similar to his Farewell FAR-PC2, except the stick size "16.375 LT" appears on the handle.  .595" diameter, .035" wall, long taper, 16.375" long. These were sold retail through drum stores.

 

Peter Criss Concert sticks sold via Retail
 

PC11 - Ahead 5B black metal sticks with white autograph, drum tattoo & logo. Black metal handles made of aircraft aluminum, black polyurethane neck covers and white Zytel nylon tips.  Similar to his Farewell FAR-PC1, except the stick size "16.00 MT " appears on the handle.  .595" diameter, .030" wall, long taper, 16" long. These were sold retail through drum stores.

 

2005 RETAIL VERSION

Peter Criss Studio sticks sold via Retail

 

PC12 - Ahead 5B black metal sticks with silver autograph, drum tattoo & logo. Black metal handles made of aircraft aluminum, black polyurethane neck covers and white Zytel nylon tips.  Similar to his Farewell FAR-PC2, except the stick size "16.375 LT" appears on the handle.  .595" diameter, .035" wall, long taper, 16.375" long. This rarer silver print version was sold retail through drum stores in 2005 before Peter's contract ended with Big Bang Distribution.

 

Peter Criss Concert sticks sold via Retail

 

PC13 - Ahead 5B black metal sticks with silver autograph, drum tattoo & logo. Black metal handles made of aircraft aluminum, black polyurethane neck covers and white Zytel nylon tips.  Similar to his Farewell FAR-PC1, except the stick size "16.00 MT" appears on the handle.  .595" diameter, .030" wall, long taper, 16" long. This rarer silver print version was sold retail through drum stores in 2005 before Peter's contract ended with Big Bang Distribution.

 

2006 PROTOTYPES

Peter Criss 2006 initial Promark prototype drumsticks

 

PC14 - Pro-Mark TXJZW ROCK model - 16" .0512 diameter - black on natural stick - sig. & printed name

Note: Initial prototypes when Peter first re-signed with ProMark.

 

2006 PROMOS

Pro-Mark Limited Edition Peter Criss Chiller Theatre Expo

Peter Criss Chiller Theatre ROCK Ltd. Edition drumsticks

Peter Criss Chiller Theatre Jazz Ltd. Edition drumsticks
 

PC15 - Pro-Mark TX3RW ROCK model - red & black smear on natural stick - cross & sig. (only 200 pairs made)

PC16 - Pro-Mark TXR3JW JAZZ model  - green & black smear on natural stick - jazz cat & sig. (only 200 pairs made)

Note: Peter personally hand drew the artwork for these sticks. Only available at his Chiller Theatre Convention appearance 10/27/06-10/29/06 in Secaucus, NJ.

 

2007-present  RETAIL VERSIONS

Pro-Mark Peter Criss Retail Edition

Peter Criss ROCK Retail Edition drumsticks

Peter Criss JAZZ Retail Edition drumsticks

Peter Criss ROCK Retail Edition drumsticks - error printing

 

PC176 - Pro-Mark TX3RW ROCK model - 16.0531" diameter - red on natural stick with lacquer finish - cross & sig.

PC18 - Pro-Mark TXR3JW JAZZ model - 16.125" .0531 diameter - black on natural stick - jazz cat & sig.

PC19 - Pro-Mark TX3RW ROCK model - 16.0531" diameter - purple on natural stick with lacquer finish - cross & sig. (error printing)

Note: the purple print was an error, but some of the sticks had been released to distributors already before the error was caught.

 

ERIC CARR

 

1982 PROTOTYPES

1982 initial Calato protoypes

 

Early test pressings developed by Calato for Eric Carr's new endorsement. Ultimately, a decision would be made to silkscreen the artwork versus the metal stamp. And the silver on white color scheme would not be used on tour until 1987.  Thank you to the Carr family for sharing this wonderful bit of tory.

 
1987 PROTOTYPES
Blue 1987 Crazy Nights era prototype drumstick
 

CRA-EC3 - Calato Regal Tip 2B - silver sig. / silver outlined logo on painted blue sticks

 (I only have one of these. I'm looking for a mate to it.)

 

CRA-EC4 - Calato Regal Tip 2B - silver sig. / silver outlined logo on painted black sticks

 

Note: This stick was obtained from Eric during the video shoot for Crazy Nights.  It was a prototype and was not used in concert.

   

ERIC SINGER

 

1985

  [photo unavailable]

ES1- Pro-Mark TX-2B - brown ink on hickory stick - name printed in bold type

 
1986 - 1987
Black Sabbath drumsticks
 

ES2- Pro-Mark TX-2B - brown ink on hickory stick - name printed in bold type / Black Sabbath printed

ES3- Pro-Mark TX-2B - black ink on hickory stick - name printed in bold type / Black Sabbath printed
(I only have one of these. I'm looking for a mate to it.)

 

1996, 2001
"All Access to Drumming" promotional drumsticks
 

ES2 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - purple foil - sig. & KISS logo with black Artist Series Zildjian logo

 

Note: These sticks were originally made to promote his "All Access to Drumming" video. He did NOT play with these in concert as a member of . In 2001, when he rejoined , he had another batch of ES3 made to sell at fan expos. He did use these for the Lane Bryant fashion show on February 5, 2002.

 
1997 - 2000
"All Access to Drumming" promotional drumsticks
 

ES3 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - purple foil sig. / black Artist Series Zildjian logo

 

Note: Once he left in 1997, he had the logo removed. He occasionally plays these sticks during drum clinics to promote his "All Access to Drumming" video.

 

1998 - 2005

Alice Cooper drumsticks

 

ES4 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - red foil on hickory - sig. / Artist Series Zildjian logo

 

Note: These are Eric's sticks, which he used on several Alice Cooper tours and with many notable other projects such as Glamnation, Gilby Clark and Brian May. He also used this type for the XIX Winter Olympics appearance on February 24, 2002.

   

2004

Rock the Nation merchandising booth drumsticks

 

ES5 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - blue  foil sig. and logo / red foil Artist Series Zildjian logo

 

Note: These were sold at the merchandising booths during the Rock The Nation concerts, but were not actually played during the shows by Eric.

  

2005

2005 merchandising drumsticks

 

ES6 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - purple foil sig. & 2005 with black Artist Series Zildjian logo

 

Note: These were mostly sold at expo appearances, but Eric may have played with these during a few Alice Cooper shows?

 

2006

2006 drumsticks Photo Unavailable

 

ES7 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - purple foil sig. & 2006 with black Artist Series Zildjian logo

 

Note: These were both sold at expo appearances and played live on the Alice Cooper tour, although I do not know how many of the shows..

 

2006 drumsticks

 

ES8 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - purple foil sig. / black Artist Series Zildjian logo

 

2006 - 2011 RETAIL VERSION

2006 drumsticks

 

ES9 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - red foil on hickory - sig. / Artist Series Zildjian logo

 

Note: These say "Select Hickory" instead of "Selected Hickory"

 

2007

2007 merchandising drumsticks

 

ES10 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - red foil sig. and logo with black Artist Series Zildjian logo

 

Note: Starting this year, the Zildjian logo now says "Select Hickory USA".

 

   2008 - 2009

2008-09 merchandising drumsticks

2008 Australia merchandising drumsticks

 

ES11 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - silver foil on black sticks - sig. / outlined KISS logo  / Artist Series Zildjian logo

ES12 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter -  green foil on black sticks - sig. / outlined logo  / Artist Series Zildjian logo (Australa only)

 

Note: These were sold at the merchandising booths during the Alive 35 concerts, but were not actually played during the shows by Eric. ES11 were sold again at the end of the US Tour when the white US sticks sold out,

 

2009

2009 KISS Coffeehouse appearance sticks

 

ES13 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - silver foil on white sticks - sig. / outlined logo  / Artist Series Zildjian logo

 

Note: Limited run of 100 pair for his Koffeehouse 3rd Anniversary appearance on August 1, 2009

 
 

2009 merchandise booth drumsticks

2009 Cobo Hall merchandise booth drumsticks
 

ES14 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - blue foil on white sticks - sig. / outlined logo  / Artist Series Zildjian logo

ES15 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - black "COBO HALL - DETROIT" & blue foil on white sticks - sig. / outlined logo  / Artist Series Zildjian logo (limited edition for the Cobo Hall shows on 9/25/09 & 9/26/09)

Note: These were sold at the merchandising booths during the Alive 35 concerts starting with the USA dates, but were not actually played during the shows by Eric.

 

2010

2010 Sonic Boom Over Europe merchandise booth drumsticks

2010 Hottest Show On Earth merchandise booth drumsticks

 

ES16 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - white "SONIC BOOM OVER EUROPE 2010" on black sticks & silver foil sig. / outlined logo  / Artist Series Zildjian logo

ES17 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - white "THE HOTTEST SHOW ON EARTH" on black sticks & silver foil sig. / outlined logo  / Artist Series Zildjian logo

 

Note: These were sold at the merchandising booths during the 2010 Sonic Boom and HSOE concerts, but were not actually played during the shows by Eric.

 

2011

2011 Hottest Show On Earth merchandise booth drumsticks
2011 Hottest Show On Earth merchandise booth drumsticks
 

ES18 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - white "THE HOTTEST SHOW ON EARTH" on black sticks & silver foil sig. / outlined logo  / Artist Series Zildjian logo (USA dates only)

ES19 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - white "THE HOTTEST SHOW ON EARTH" on red stained sticks & silver foil sig. / outlined logo  / Artist Series Zildjian logo  (Canadian dates only)

Note: These were sold at the merchandising booths during the 2011 HSOE concerts starting with the USA dates, but were not actually played during the shows by Eric.

 

2011 KISS Kruise merchandise booth drumsticks

 

ES20 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - white "KISS CRUISE 2011" on black sticks & green foil sig. / outlined logo  / Artist Series Zildjian logo (These were sold at the merchandising booths during the 2011 KISS Kruise I)

 

2012 - present   RETAIL VERSION

2012 Zildjian retail drumsticks

 

ES21 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - green foil on hickory - sig. / outlined KISS logo / Artist Series Zildjian logo

 

Note: In addition to be sold in music stores, Eric also played these live, especially in 2013.

 

2012

2012 KISS Mini Golf merchandise drumsticks

2012 KISS Final Four merchandise booth drumsticks

2012 Oslo merchandise booth drumsticks

2012 London merchandise booth drumsticks

2012 The Tour merchandise booth drumsticks

2012 KISS Kruise merchandise booth drumsticks

2012 KISS Kruise merchandise booth drumsticks

ES22 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - white "KISS by MONSTER MINI GOLF" on black sticks & silver foil sig. / outlined logo  / Artist Series Zildjian logo (These were sold at the KISS Monster Mini Golf Grand Opening in Las Vegas on March 15, 2012)

ES23 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - silver foil on black sticks - sig. / outlined logo & basketball [over]  "NEW ORLEANS 2012"/ Artist Series Zildjian logo  (These were sold only at the AT&T Block Party show at Woldenberg Park in New Orleans on March 30, 2012 to kick off the NCAA Big Dance® Concert Series)

ES24 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - gold "OSLO 2012" on black sticks & gold foil sig. / outlined logo  / Artist Series Zildjian logo (These were sold at the merchandising booths only for the June 30, 2012 show in Oslo)

ES25 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - gold "LONDON 2012" on black sticks & gold foil sig. / outlined logo  / Artist Series Zildjian logo (These were sold at the merchandising booths only for the July 4, 2012 show in London)

ES26 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - silver foil on black sticks - sig. / outlined KISS logo [over] "THE TOUR 2012"/ catface/ Artist Series Zildjian logo

ES27 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - black on orange stained sticks - sig. / outlined KISS logo [over] "KRUISE II"/ HAPPY HALLOWEEN/ Artist Series Zildjian logo (These were sold at the merchandising booths during the 2012 KISS Kruise II)

ES28 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - orange foil on black sticks - sig. / outlined KISS logo [over] "KRUISE II"/ Artist Series Zildjian logo (These were sold at the merchandising booths during the 2012 KISS Kruise II)

 

2013

2013 KISS Mini Golf 1st Anniversary merchandise drumsticks

2013 Australia merchandise drumsticks

2013 Monster Europe merchandise drumsticks

2013 Monster Canada merchandise drumsticks

2013 Monster USA merchandise drumsticks

(ES34 photo unavailable)

ES29 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - black on orange stained sticks - "KISS by MONSTER MINI GOLF" / sig. / Zildjian USA logo (These were sold at the KISS Monster Mini Golf 1st Anniversary Party in Las Vegas on March 23, 2013)

ES30 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - green foil on black sticks - sig. / outlined KISS logo [over] "OZ - DOWN UNDER 2013"/ cat face /Zildjian USA logo (Australian dates only)

ES31 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - gold foil on black sticks  - sig. / outlined KISS logo/ MONSTER [over] "EUROPE 2013"/ Zildjian USA logo (European dates only)

ES32 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - red foil on white sticks - sig. / outlined KISS logo / MONSTER [over] maple leaf /  "CANADIAN TOUR 2013"/ Zildjian USA logo (Canadian dates only)

ES33 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - silver foil on black sticks - sig. / outlined KISS logo / MONSTER [over] "TOUR 2013"/ Zildjian USA logo (USA dates only)

ES34 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - metallic red foil on white sticks - JAPAN (full description unavailable)

Note: These were sold at the merchandising booths during the 2013 Monster concerts, but were not actually played during the shows by Eric.

 

2013 KISS Kruise merchandise booth drumsticks

2013 KISS Kruise merchandise booth drumsticks

ES35 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - black on orange stained sticks - sig. /  "KISS KRUISE III" logo/ HAPPY HALLOWEEN/ Artist Series Zildjian logo (These were sold at the merchandising booths during the 2013 KISS Kruise III)

ES36 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - metallic red on black sticks - sig. /  "KISS KRUISE III" logo/  Artist Series Zildjian logo (These were sold at the merchandising booths during the 2013 KISS Kruise III)

Note: New Zildjian USA logo starting this year. No more "Artist Series" or "Select Hickory".

 

2014

2014 40th Anniversary Tour merchandise booth drumsticks

2014 KISS Kruise IV merchandise booth drumsticks

2014 KISS Rocks Vegas merchandise booth drumsticks

(ES40 photo unavailable)

ES37 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - metallic red foil on grey sticks with natural tips - 40 YEARS Decades of Decibels logo / outlined KISS logo / sig. /  Zildjian USA logo

ES38 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - metallic red foil on black sticks - sig. / "KISS KRUISE IV" / "DRESSED TO KRUISE" / Zildjian USA logo

ES39 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - silver foil on black sticks -  KISS ROCKS VEGAS [over] NOVEMBER 2014 / sig. / Zildjian USA logo

 

2015

(ES41 photo unavailable)

40th Anniversary Tour 2015 merch drumsticks

2015 KISS Kruise merchandise booth drumsticks

ES40 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - metallic blue foil on hickory - 40 YEARS Decades of Decibels logo [over] 2015 / outlined KISS logo / sig. /  Zildjian USA logo

ES41 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - black ink on hickory sticks - large KISS logo / sig. /  "KISS KRUISE V" logo/  Artist Series Zildjian logo (These were sold at the merchandising booths during the 2015 KISS Kruise V)

 

2016

(ES43 photo unavailable)

Freedom To Rock Tour merch drumsticks style 2

2016 KISS Kruise merchandise booth drumsticks version 1

2016 KISS Kruise merchandise booth drumsticks version 2

ES42 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - metallic blue on black sticks - giant KISS logo / Chikara/ sig. [over] catman icon/ Artist Series Zildjian logo

ES43 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - metallic gold on black sticks - giant KISS logo / Chikara/ sig. [over] catman icon/ Artist Series Zildjian logo

ES44 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - metallic green on hickory sticks - KISS KRVISE / Creatures of the Deep 2016 / face / Artist Series Zildjian logo

ES45 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - black on hickory sticks - KISS KRVISE / Creatures of the Deep 2016 / face / Artist Series Zildjian logo

 

2017

2017 KISS Kruise merchandise booth drumsticks version 1
2017 KISS Kruise merchandise booth drumsticks version 2

ES46 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - metallic gold on black sticks - KISSworld at Sea / sig. / Kruise VII logo /Artist Series Zildjian logo

ES47 - ZILDJIAN - 16" .620 diameter - metallic purple on hickory sticks - KISSworld at Sea / sig. / Kruise VII logo /Artist Series Zildjian logo


   

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