Page Hamilton discovered distortion and went a completely different yet highly creative direction. He co-founded the New York-based Helmet, fusing Zeppelinesque riffing with a vehement post-hardcore precision, augmented by dense chords and offbeat time signatures based in Hamilton’s formal jazz training. The combination was one of the rarest of visionary creations. Page's artistry and musical talent has opened countless doors of opportunity and experiences, but he maintains a singular attitude which as he says is "really conducive to writing songs."
Page pulled out some really nice Helmut treasures for the 2012 Rock Gods and Metal Monsters auction which include stage worn shirts, guitar straps, itineraries, picks, passes and his famous Oakley sneakers that he used on tour with Helmet for 5 years…imagine if shoes could talk!
Here are a few of Page's personal items up for grabs:
HELMET PAGE HAMILTON 2006-2011 STILETTO SNAKES TOUR USED T-SHIRT
Remember that favorite shirt you used to wear ALL the time? The one, that in time no matter how often it was washed, it still smelled a little dirty? Featured here is that shirt, owned and worn extensively on countless tours around the world, this shirt was a staple in Page's stage wardrobe from 2006 to 2011. The shirt is not damaged, though it does show significant wear and staining - especially left side which bears staining from a guitar strap. Also included with this shirt is a pair of well-used Nike sweatbands from Page. Both of these items are truly one-of-a-kinds! Bottom line: it doesn't get much cooler than this for Helmet fans!
|Page Hamilton's Personal Stilletto Snakes Tour Used T-Shirt|
|Page practically lived in this famous t-shirt! Very Cool!|
HELMET PAGE HAMILTON LOT OF 6 CUSTOM GUITAR PICKS
Okay pick lovers….featured here is a lot of 6 rare Helmet guitar picks direct from Page Hamilton's personal arsenal! These are custom guitar picks that Page uses exclusively. They are nice and thick, and no doubt help him dig into those strings to churn out some of those brutal Helmet riffs!
|Page Hamilton's personal guitar picks, custom made of course.|
HELMET PAGE HAMILTON 2006-2011 STAGE WORN SHOES
This pair of Oakley 'Elite Special Forces Standard Issue' shoes was worn extensively by Page on numerous worldwide tours! Proclaimed his favorite shoes by Page himself, this pair of size 12s has literally carried Page around the globe! Shoes show some obvious wear around the toe areas and are in VG condition considering all the hours these bad boys spent on stage. What an awesome collectible for any diehard Helmet fan and quite the conversation piece, wouldn't you say. These shoes ROCK and so does Page!
|Page Hamilton's Tour Used Oakleys 1006 - 2011.|
These shoes were made for Rockin!
|The stories these Oakley's could tell!|
Perhaps that is why Page is parting with them!
The Rock Gods and Metal Monsters Auction will go live and open for bidding on Saturday, April 21st and come to a close a week later on Sunday, April 29th. For more information visit our Auction Page. Grab your VIP All Access Pass today and get yourself a piece of metal history.