Have you ever met your idol(s) ?
Date: August 14, 2006 10:32PM
I guess a lot of us are concerert goes, or at least used to be. Some of us have been lucky - or unlucky ! - to meet some of our favourite artists or, why not, even became friends with them... Would you mind sharing some of your recollections ?
David Garfield (George Benson, Cher, session ace). Great guy and friend since 2000.
Neil Stubenhaus (Top L.A. session bass player). Very friendly guy. Good friend since 2000.
Neil Murray (Whitesnake) - Great guy. Friends since 1998.
Ron Wikso (Gregg Rolie, David Lee Roth). Great guy. Friends since 2001.
Michael O'Neill (George Benson, Rickie Lee Jones). Brilliang guy and friend since 2001).
Alex Ligertwood (Santana). Great guy. Very funny. Good friend since 2001.
Brandon Fields (Top L.A. session sax player). Great guy. Opinionated and frank. Good friend since 2003.
Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey). Very friendly.
Steve Fister (Lita Ford). Very friendly.
Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake). Friendly and interesting.
Carmine Appice (Ozzy, Nugent). Very friendly.
John JR Robinson (L.A.'s number 1 session drummer and drums legend). Very friendly and funny. Good friend since 2002.
Todd Suchermann (Styx). Very friendly.
Ricky Phillips (Styx). Very friendly.
Eric Singer (Kiss). Friendly and cool.
Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake). Friendly.
Micky Moody (Whitesnake). Not friendly at all.
Amir Derakh (Orgy, Rough Cutt). Arrogant midget.
Lenny Castro (Top L.A. session percussion player). Funny and friendly. Great sense of humour.
Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big). Professional.
Glenn Hughes. Very friendly and interesting.
Paul Young (Mike & The Mechanics). Very friendly and party friendly. Met him three months before he passed away.
Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann). Friendly.
Zoro (Lenny Kravitz). Strange. Not unfriendly but strange.
Steve Gadd (THE drumming legend - Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, etc.). A real gentleman. Very polite.
Spike Edney (Queen). Not friendly and arrogant.
Jamie Moses (Queen, Brian May). Nice guy.
Alphonso Johnson (Santana, Weather Report, Phil Collins). Very nice, friendly and interesting.
Steve Lukather (Toto). Here's the light version : pretentious and arrogant.
Gregg Bissonnette (David Lee Roth). Friendly and funny.
Mike Porcaro (Toto). Friendly and quiet.
Steve Porcaro (Toto). Friendly and quiet.
Simon Phillips (Toto). Friendly and quiet.
Bobby Kimball (Toto). Friendly.
Michael Landau (Pink Floyd, Seal, session ace). Professional.
Abraham Laboriel Jr. (Paul McCartney, Sting). Extremely friendly and cool.
Abraham Laboriel Sr. (Legendary bass player). Unique individual. Wonderful gentleman.
Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Zappa, session ace). Nice... lives in his own world :-)
Jimmy Johnson (James Taylor, session ace). Very very nice.
Will Lee (David Letterman Show bass player, session ace). Very funny guy. And friendly too.
Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, session ace). Nice guy. Gentle giant.
Oscar Seaton (George Benson, Lee Ritenour, Lionel Richie, etc.). Wonderful guy. Good friends since 2003.
George Benson (jazz/pop legend). Very professional and rather friendly.
Kenya Hatthaway (American Idol backing vocalist). Superb lady.
Mark Kohler (Krokus). Nice guy.
Fernando Von Arb (Krokus). Nice guy.