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Old 10-23-2007, 09:02 PM   #31
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I can't think of a single famous or even semi-famous musician I've met in person, but I've interviewed a few over the phone since I used to do quite a few stories for the Arts and Entertainment section of the newspaper I work for. I got to interview Merle Haggard once which was really cool even though I'm not exactly a fan. I also got to interview Robert Cray once, which was cool because I am a fan.

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My uncle is a reggae/blues musician if that counts.

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Old 10-23-2007, 09:16 PM   #33
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My list is so random it makes me laugh.

James Hetfield
Tom Araya
Gene Loves Jezebel
Michael Stipe (if you call yelling at him behind the venue a "meeting")

I loved Los Angeles in the 80's.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:47 PM   #34
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There aren't many.

- Steve Kilbey, Marty Willson-Piper, Peter Koppes, and Tim Powles of The Church
- Rob Dickinson of Catherine Wheel (and now solo)
- and the members of Sea Ray -- I don't remember all their names offhand and don't feel like looking them up. The band has since broken up.

All of them have been amazingly nice.

Oh and I said hello to Bootsy Collins once. He was a guest musician at one gig with a local band I liked.
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I forgot to mention Tim Booth(from James) but I met him at a solo gig...
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:01 PM   #36
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Not many! I did meet Lawrence Gowan, otherwise known as "Gowan." He was pretty big in Canada for a long time. I interviewed him for the university paper at the very end of that cycle. Nice guy...he's with Styx now.

I also received an actual email from Eddie Vedder once, but I'll save it for a "Name the musicians you've had the pleasure of corresponding with" thread.
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This thread reminds me of the good ol' days of growing up in my old stomping ground of Sth Melbourne (here in Oz). At the time (and probably still does now) it had a high concentration of recording studio's and record company office's in the neighborhood, so seeing members of Aussie bands roaming about was a regular occurance I always remember one time seeing Michael Hutchence wandering down the street and my sis and I calling out to him and saying hello .. which makes me sad thinking about it now

The first time I ever saw members of the Church in person was standing a couple of people behind them in a queue and the local supermarket checkout As a giggly 14 year old (or something!) fan, this was quite something special!

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Originally posted by lazarus

Me and a couple friends met Bob before a Sugar show at the University of Iowa. It was in some school venue, which we were free to wander around in, and ran into Bob in the hallway. He stopped and talked to us for about 10 minutes, and was totally gracious and laid back (much like he comes across in his on-stage banter if you've ever seen him perform solo).

BTW, that show was absolutely blistering. It's difficult to describe exactly how intense Sugar was in concert. They would just plow through song after song, the pop melodies barely detectable undernearth the fury. A real shame the band only put out 2 albums and an EP.
I have one of the Sugar albums Never saw them live.

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Most of these I've just met and shook hand with or said "Hi" to, but a couple I did actually talk to for a few minutes:

Brandon Flowers, David Keuning and Mark Stoermer (The Killers)
Robert Smith (The Cure)
Mark Hoppus (Blink182, +44)
Simon LeBon, Nick Rhodes, Andy Taylor, Roger Taylor (Duran Duran)
Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears)
Kevin Haskins, David J. and Daniel Ash (Love and Rockets)
Jaime Morrison (The Noisettes)

and I saw Andrew Fletcher from Depeche Mode. He was standing 3 feet away from me, but I didn't get to say "Hi".

I think that's it. At least all I can remember for now.
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Adam Clayton
Ben Harper and all of the Innocent Criminals (sat and talked to them for a bit)
Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd, and Kliph from The Flaming Lips (talked to Wayne for a few minutes)
Justin Sane from Anti-Flag (shook his hand and said thanks for the music)

They've all been amazingly nice and gracious.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:40 PM   #41
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Originally posted by angelordevil

"Name the musicians you've had the pleasure of corresponding with" thread.
oooh! I could add JD Daugherty (Patti Smith group and briefly The Church) and Jeffery Cain (Remy Zero). Jeffery Cain emailed me an (at the time) unreleased song. That was cool.
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Weird Al Yankovic - At a Halloween party in the 80's - He was very sweet.

(Not me but my brother went to a family barbeque at Snoop Dogs house ... and he used to help BB King when BB went music shopping.... )
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I used to work at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. If anyone has been there they know that it is the best record store in the world. Its as big as a supermarket. Ive had the pleasure of metting Elvis Costello, Dwight Yokahm ( who is the nicest guy in the world), Dolly Parton ( and she called me her Sugar Booger haha), Iggy pop, Brody from the Distilers ( I actually fell in love at that point hehe) Billy Joe from Green day, JC from Nsync ( who is the biggest Jackass Ive ever met). Dr. Dre, Ice Cube. Also I work as asst. manager and Bartender at slidebar which is owned by Jeremy Popoff from the band LIT, So our regular clients are all the guys from LIT obviously, Dexter from offspring, Jason Freeze from Green Day, Josh Freeze ( his older borther) from The Vandals and Ozzy and Perfect Circle, Tre Cool of Green Day, I could go on and on. Also, my band has opened up for Sublime, No Doubt, Offspring, Bad Religion, Unwritten Law and Reel Big Fish. The Baws used to have a cool picture of me and Gwen holding hands while walking across the street to go to sound check. When I used to live at home I used to have it on display in the living room, haha.
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Originally posted by Lila64

I have one of the Sugar albums Never saw them live.

Where on Melrose do you, or did you work? I worked on it in the 80s

I worked at Aardvark's vintage clothing for a couple years. I'm pretty sure it was around in the 80's, one of the few stores that survived all this time.

I forgot to mention that I also met the members of Maroon 5 when they were temporarily just called Maroon, as my ex was good friends with them. It didn't come to mind before because I'm not a fan.
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All of the members of Midnight Oil.
Talked with Peter Garrett for a few minutes about his impressions of Utah, etc. It was after their last ever US concert.

Howard Jones

I think thats it, oh yeah

I watched the members of Duran Duran play blackjack at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas from a couple feet away. Didn't actually talk to them though.

Wish I could meet Stipe or Edge

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