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Al Di Meola
Here's a shot of me and Holdsworth (he was waiting in line for a brew at NAMM this year):
And another with Devin and Gianluca:
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1. Rik Emmett a couple of times. One time a friend and I were the last ones to talk with him during a meet and greet. He was super nice. I talked to him about best practicing methods. He shared with me three different projects he had coming out.
2. B.B. King after a show.
3. Frank Gambale after a show. In 1990 a send him a cassette tape asking some questions. When I seen him later that year I told him about the cassette. Him remembered getting the cassette and was impressed. He sent me a signed 8x10 and answered my questions when he got back home. Super nice guy.
4. George Lynch at a guitar clinic. He was nice but got angry at a guy in the crowd for being rude so he stopped and told the guy to stop being rude. It was funny.
5. This past April Dave Menniketti of Y&T. He can still sing and play great!
6. Dave Hulbek from Molly Hatchet. The band was the Dixie All-stars. I help bring in their gear and set up. Nice guys.
7. Eddie Money. Meet and greet. He was so high I felt bad for him.
I am sure I am forgetting some folks but it has been fun
Other Guitars: 1985 MIJ Strat, 1985 LP Studio, Epiphone Sheraton, Yamaha Acoustic/Electric, Palmer Nylon Acoustic, 2015 LPB Stratocaster
Other Stuff: Line 6 M13 Stompbox, Crate 60 amp, Fender Mustang III, Boss DD, Boss Comp.
- Brian Johnston
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- TL60 Dude
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- Location: Irvine CA
2013 Bolt Plus Ash1, TR, RW, S22s,
2007 TL60 133, B, MP, TN
2004 TL60t FTS, BB, 127, AB, TN, MAH, FPH, 402
MTS 3212 BR12's
Vintage 16 Celestion V30
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Alex Lifeson & Geddy Lee
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Non lab related, I met Joe Bonamassa and got one of his picks, and an autograph after he performed a kick ass show in Greensboro NC a few years ago. Met, shook hands with and got an autograph from John Mayall after his show in Highpoint NC.
- John B Jr
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- Location: Sunnyvale, CA
I briefly met a number of guitar heroes, Phil Collins, the boys from INXS, and really one of the coolest people I can imagine, Harry Belafonte. I wasn't a fan until I saw his show. Nobody seems to enjoy their job more than him except maybe Jimmy Buffet. Harry was the coolest, most down to earth star.
Along the way, I worked as a roadie; part of the local crew - as opposed to actually being on the tour for a number of stadium shows.
Rewind the VCR to the Monsters of Rock gig in Oakland. "Backstage" was just the bleacher seats behind. The stage was set up just beyond the warning track so about ten yards from the first row of seats. When I got there, the rest of the crew was sitting about 20 rows back but I sat alone in the first row behind the drummer to hear the music through his stage monitors. There was a cooler full of strange beer right there and great sound but no view. I thought I had it going on.
Then came the end of the Scorpions' set. You know what happens right behind the drummer at the end of a stadium show? You know why everyone else was so far back? I found out. BOOM BOOM, out go the lights! The pyrotechnics pretty much blew up in my face. I'm sure the other roadies were waiting for me to jump out of my chair. Anyways, a few minutes later, one of the real roadies asked me if I was alright. I said "What?"
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Doctor Doug wrote:Got to meet and hang out with Steel Panther when my band opened for them. They were all super cool guys. Really nice and down to earth!
Same here. Got to meet the guys this past Saturday night.
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- Location: St. Croix Falls Wisconsin
In Highschool took my guitar to a signing at a local record store for Joe Satriani (surfing w/the alien tour). Super kind man who loved the art work I had done on my guitar.
In college, I was at the local footlocker checking out the latest sneaks when some tall lanky dude struts in, long hair, skinny jeans etc... Thought he was goofy but he said "Hey" and went about his business. Come to find out it was Chris Robinson from the Black Crows. That was just before their stuff blew up on the radio...
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