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Feb 16 2013, 02:09 PM
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I met a guy called Jim Marshall once...he made guitar amps or something... laugh.gif

I once stood about 3 metres away from Mark Knopfler..(he was playing in a tiny concert hall with the 'Notting Hillbillies')...for some reason he treated us to 'Money for nothing'.....quite impressive that close...I didn't actually meet him...but that was near enough.

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Feb 16 2013, 03:48 PM
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I have meet Marcus Siepen from Blind Guardian and at the same time i also meet a guy called Kristoffer Dahl. He runs a guitar learning website if you havent heard of him.

I have also meet a gotten lessons from a guitarist called Rex Caroll

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ConnorGilks
Feb 17 2013, 07:13 AM
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I know Dave Martone quite well, I met him at a course that a music store put on about 4 years ago and have taken lessons with him a lot since then. Really nice dude, very down to earth, fantastic teacher, monster player.

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Cosmin Lupu
Feb 17 2013, 08:31 AM
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QUOTE (ConnorGilks @ Feb 17 2013, 06:13 AM) *
I know Dave Martone quite well, I met him at a course that a music store put on about 4 years ago and have taken lessons with him a lot since then. Really nice dude, very down to earth, fantastic teacher, monster player.


I met him in Bucharest in 2009 and 2010 tongue.gif Also invited him to a party which I held back then and we had a few shots together. He's a nice guy indeed. Aside from him, I had the opportunity to meet Steve Vai, Guthrie Govan, Steve Lukather, Andy James, Stuart Hamm, Michael lee Firkins, Andreas Oberg, Jeniffer Baten, Andy TImmons, Brett Garsed, Greg Howe and Mattias IA Eklundh. I also have pics with all of them laugh.gif

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Feb 17 2013, 09:34 AM
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Not real guitar world but out of music / instrument world and with guitar too

Giora Feidman and his musicians around 1989 or so Great concert with after a fine dinner together and interesting conversation.

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Feb 17 2013, 10:16 AM
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Way back in the day I worked at a 5 Star resort. There were always famous people staying. The highlight was Metallica. They ate in my restaurant every morning for breakfast and sometimes for lunch. Of course, we weren't allowed to start conversations with celebrities. it was always just "Would you like another drink, sir? Yes, the swordfish is excellent today, sir." rolleyes.gif They were staying at the resort but they'd fly out each day for a concert. It was either the butler or the concierge who struck it lucky, can't remember which one. They took him with them for one of the shows, so he got to fly out, go to the concert, hang out with them backstage. Would have been awesome fun!

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Feb 17 2013, 02:17 PM
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I forgot, I also once met the guy who invented the fuzz box and octavia pedal, Roger Mayer, far left. Pity I didn't meet that guy second right. cool.gif

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Feb 17 2013, 11:16 PM
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I've met:

All of Bullet for my Valentine
All of Black Tide
All of King's X
All of Escape the Fate
Brandon Saller from Atreyu and Hell or Highwater

I'm almost certain I've left a few out.

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Feb 22 2013, 09:34 PM
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Years ago, before Black Label Society (and before the beard), Zakk Wylde came to one of our local music stores and played on the back of a flatbed truck in the parking lot. One of my friends was a drum instructor at the store, and Zakk had sent a list of songs he wanted to perform - none from Ozzy, it was all southern rock, a lot of Skynard. Anyway, the drummer and the bassist from the music store played with him, never practiced - just winged it and it sounded great. Zakk was throwing down the Heineken's like he was dying of thirst. Afterward he signed autographs inside the store and later that night he performed an acoustic set with a friend of his, in a piazza in downtown Greenville. Zakk played a piano and his friend played guitar.

Then in 2000, I went to a convention (for work) in Seattle. While there I was looking for a good band to go see in one of the local bars, however, just so happened there was a concert that night and it was Incubus (before they got real big) opening up for the DefTones and TapRoot was the first band - so I went and, well, it was Seattle! I stood on the floor where they were running sound and some guy walks up drinking a bottle of water and shakes hands with one of the engineers and hops inside the fence. Anyway, it was Chris DeGarmo of Queensryche, I got to shake his hand as he was leaving, told him he was "my father". THEN, remember - this was Seattle, I walked out to look at getting a shirt, and there was Jerry Cantrell of A.I.C. He was standing there talking to someone, and I just stared (star-struck). What amazed me was how people were just walking by not paying him any attention, I wondered if they knew who he was, but it was his hometown so maybe it just wasn't as much as a shocker to anyone else.

Anyway - I LOVED Seattle, the absolute coolest city I have ever been too. Everybody was super-nice and it doesn't feel dangerous walking around at night like Atlanta does. I also married a woman from Seattle.


I had heard that DeGarmo was working with a band after he left Queensryche called Spies for Darwin, but I never heard anything out of them. To this day he is still one of my favorite guitarists even though I haven't heard anything new of his since his last QR record.

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Cosmin Lupu
Feb 22 2013, 10:03 PM
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QUOTE (Spock @ Feb 22 2013, 08:34 PM) *
Years ago, before Black Label Society (and before the beard), Zakk Wylde came to one of our local music stores and played on the back of a flatbed truck in the parking lot. One of my friends was a drum instructor at the store, and Zakk had sent a list of songs he wanted to perform - none from Ozzy, it was all southern rock, a lot of Skynard. Anyway, the drummer and the bassist from the music store played with him, never practiced - just winged it and it sounded great. Zakk was throwing down the Heineken's like he was dying of thirst. Afterward he signed autographs inside the store and later that night he performed an acoustic set with a friend of his, in a piazza in downtown Greenville. Zakk played a piano and his friend played guitar.

Then in 2000, I went to a convention (for work) in Seattle. While there I was looking for a good band to go see in one of the local bars, however, just so happened there was a concert that night and it was Incubus (before they got real big) opening up for the DefTones and TapRoot was the first band - so I went and, well, it was Seattle! I stood on the floor where they were running sound and some guy walks up drinking a bottle of water and shakes hands with one of the engineers and hops inside the fence. Anyway, it was Chris DeGarmo of Queensryche, I got to shake his hand as he was leaving, told him he was "my father". THEN, remember - this was Seattle, I walked out to look at getting a shirt, and there was Jerry Cantrell of A.I.C. He was standing there talking to someone, and I just stared (star-struck). What amazed me was how people were just walking by not paying him any attention, I wondered if they knew who he was, but it was his hometown so maybe it just wasn't as much as a shocker to anyone else.

Anyway - I LOVED Seattle, the absolute coolest city I have ever been too. Everybody was super-nice and it doesn't feel dangerous walking around at night like Atlanta does. I also married a woman from Seattle.


I had heard that DeGarmo was working with a band after he left Queensryche called Spies for Darwin, but I never heard anything out of them. To this day he is still one of my favorite guitarists even though I haven't heard anything new of his since his last QR record.


Noce Jerry Cantrell and Zakk, two of my favorites!!! biggrin.gif

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leonard478
Feb 22 2013, 10:05 PM
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2 Years ago got to meet and greet Steve Vai and watch him play for us live at a guitar workshop, and also got to Meet and Jam with Mike Stern, who is probably the nicest musician i've ever met, and what a monster he is live!


QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 22 2013, 09:03 PM) *
Noce Jerry Cantrell and Zakk, two of my favorites!!! biggrin.gif

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Cosmin Lupu
Feb 23 2013, 07:46 AM
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I've only seen Mike Stern in 2008 at our most famous jazz festival - held in the mountains, in a village that usually has only ....18 inhabitants smile.gif The landscape is off the hook! For 2-3 days, about 3000 people are coming to see the jazz greats. We had John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Victor Wooten, Steve Hacket, Mike Stern and many more biggrin.gif

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Feb 23 2013, 04:01 PM
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Far too many to list here!! Working at Festivals I get to meet a lot of the Artists and their Managers. Having also worked as a Lighting Engineer and also for a well known Security company I got to meet all of the Artists whose shows we were working at.
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leonard478
Feb 24 2013, 02:25 AM
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Jealous of all you guys..tongue.gif

oh and i also got to meet and greet Solorazaf, and the great Martin Taylor, which was pretty amazing:)


QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Feb 23 2013, 03:01 PM) *
Far too many to list here!! Working at Festivals I get to meet a lot of the Artists and their Managers. Having also worked as a Lighting Engineer and also for a well known Security company I got to meet all of the Artists whose shows we were working at.
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I'm soon to see Steve Stevens (Billy idols guitar player) in a clinic.
To me as a kid. Billy Idol and Steve Stevens were the coolest of cool. cool.gif

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QUOTE (zoom @ Feb 24 2013, 02:30 AM) *
I'm soon to see Steve Stevens (Billy idols guitar player) in a clinic.
To me as a kid. Billy Idol and Steve Stevens were the coolest of cool. cool.gif


Steve Stevens is uber awesome - he has a signature pickup set at Bareknuckle Pickups if you didn't know smile.gif

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