Sum 41’s Frank Zummo + Obey Clothing Founder Shepard Fairey Unveil Drumkit Protesting Gun Violence

by John Aubert By | February 23, 2018 at 4:50 PM
Artist Shepard Fairey, right, and Sum 41 drummer Frank Zummo take photos with a custom 
drumkit/art project called Rise Above on Friday, February 16, 2018, at The Hard Rock 
hotel-casino, in Las Vegas. Benjamin Hager Las Vegas Review-Journal @benjaminhphoto

Sum 41 drummer Frank Zummo and renowned artist and Obey Clothing founder Shepard Fairey have unveiled an original SJC custom drumkit, named “Rise Above”, to be held in the Hard Rock Hotel’s memorabilia collection in Las Vegas. Based on an art piece of the same name by Fairey, the drums were created to send a message about the horrific tragedies caused by gun violence in recent years. In an interview with Drum! Magazine, Zummo spoke of the kit:

“I like to speak and express myself through drumming and wanted to really create a kit that had a very powerful and moving message,” said Zummo. “I called Shepard and expressed my thoughts and he sent over his ‘Rise Above’ piece and it was perfect, powerful, and had an incredible message. Shepard and I value human life and hope we all can rise above and stop this horrific gun violence.”

Zummo had previously toured with the kit, performing for Sum 41. Now you’ll be able to see it on display in Vegas. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Zummo hopes people will “see the power of art and music individually, but also how they can have even more power when they are combined.” Keep scrolling to see more pictures of their recent work of art:

A custom drumkit/art project called Rise Above that artist Shepard Fairey created for Sum 41 
drummer Frank Zummo on Friday, February 16, 2018, at The Hard Rock hotel-casino, in Las Vegas. 
Benjamin Hager Las Vegas Review-Journal @benjaminhphoto
Artist Shepard Fairey, right, and Sum 41 drummer Frank Zummo point out features of a custom 
drumkit/art project called Rise Above on Friday, February 16, 2018, at The Hard Rock hotel-casino, 
in Las Vegas. Benjamin Hager Las Vegas Review-Journal @benjaminhphoto
See more pictures of the unveiling and custom drumkit via the Las Vegas Review