Foo Fighters became the latest band to design Brompton Bikes for Crew Nation’s Coronavirus charity.
Along with artists like Radiohead and Phoebe Bridgers, Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins and Nate Mendel have designed two special bikes to raise funds for Crew Nation. Crew Nation are an organisation designed to raise funds for live music crews affected by the pandemic.
The latest bikes to be designed were produced by Foos duo Nate Mendel and Taylor Hawkins.
Mendel’s bike design is inspired by Foo Fighters’ latest album “Medicine At Midnight”. It also uses a nickel front frame to highlight the band’s logo.
Hawkins’ design was inspired by his nickname “The Hawk”. The drummer also used Brompton’s sleek Edition as a base. It also incorporates a dramatic black and yellow colourway. The bike also features Hawkins silouhettes along the frame.
Bidding for the bikes is now open on the Greenhouse Auctions website. It will stay open until June 12. All of the proceeds will go towards Crew Nation.
It was also announced that Foo Fighters are to headline Boston Calling later this year, alongside Rage Against The Machine. More on that here.
The one and only Bin Bin Bike for auction to raise money for music crews at Crew Nation.
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“Give back to an industry that was hurting”
“For every tour and festival announced, there are countless road warriors still reeling from the impact of COVID-19 tour cancelations and closures”, said the leader of Brompton’s music project and North America sales manager, Tevis Jory.
“At the same time, the outdoor industry has thrived. As a brand, we felt compelled to give back to an industry that was hurting”.
“We’ve gotten to know so many in the live music community through our stateside Band Bike Hire program, which allows any touring crew or band to reserve bikes free of charge for the entirety of their U.S. tour”, she added. “We wanted to find a way to support our friends after a year with a near total pause on concerts”.
“Greenhouse is thrilled to be hosting this important event in which two beloved industries converge for the best possible reason: supporting those impacted by the pandemic”, Grenhouse Auctions founder Sholmi Rabi added.
“As a platform committed to empowering underserved communities, we are heartened by the deeply admirable initiative that Brompton has launched to give back to the music industry, its longtime ally”, Rabi continued.
“In doing so, Brompton is giving the public the opportunity to not only own a superbly constructed vehicle custom designed by musical legends, but the chance to provide a sustainable and safe runway for the tireless crew members in the music industry”.
Recently, strands of hair from the late Kurt Cobain were sold for $14,000. The proceeds also went to Crew Nation. More on that here.