A Special Message from DW Drums and the Wackerman Family

Note: This campaign has been rolling for sometime now and has exceeded expectations. However, Mr. Wackerman could no doubt use any additional help we’re all able to provide given these awful circumstances. Do a nice thing for a nice guy and an outstanding musician if you can.

A personal message from DW senior executive vice president, John Good regarding the Wackerman Family Fund.

Chad Wackerman has played DW drums since 1982, and his music has inspired and entertained people the world over. He is respected and admired for his phenomenal playing and a remarkable body of work which includes a seven year association with Frank Zappa, as well as work with Allan Holdsworth, Barbra Streisand, Steve Vai, Andy Summers, Dweezil Zappa, James Taylor and John Patitucci among many others.

In November, Chad’s wife of 28 years, Naomi Star, passed away after fighting cancer. Chad and Naomi met on tour in 1985. Naomi was a professional singer in her own right, having worked with The Moody Blues, Belinda Carlisle and Neil Sedaka among others. Chad is now left to care for their 2 children, one of whom has a disability. So that Chad can tour again, he will have to hire a 24/7 caregiver for his child with special needs as well as a nanny for his other young child. The combined costs of the medical bills, funeral expenses and caregiver are a tremendous financial burden.

In response, DW is donating some very special drums for sale with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Wackerman family.

In addition, if you would like to make a small donation to help the Wackerman Family Fund, DW will send every person who donates a minimum of $20.00 a DW decal sheet as a thank you for your generosity.

If you donate more than $75.00 we will ship you the decal sheet plus a classic black cotton, DW logo t-shirt to thank you for your generosity.


7-piece USA-Made DW Custom Kit in Royal Ebony
Played & Signed by Ginger Baker

4-Piece DW Performance Series Kit w/Brass over Nickel Snare
Played & Signed by Max Weinberg

Performance Series Snare Drum & Deluxe Case signed by Jane’s Addiction

Please visit Youcaring.com/chadwackerman for prices and complete information

Team DW


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