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  • Name dropper thread - who famous/semi-famous have you met in person?

    You have to have met them in person for it to count...

    Let see, Ive met:

    George Lynch
    Shawn Lane
    Andy Timmons
    All the members of the Hellecasters (John Jorgenson, Will Ray, Jerry Donahue)
    All the members of King's X
    All the members of Dream Theater
    All the members of Galactic Cowboys
    Rod Morgenstein
    Junior Brown (!)
    Joe Bonnamassa
    Butch Walker

    Thats all I can think of right now...

  • #2
    Played with Max Weinberg (E Street Band, Conan)
    Met Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith) at a party I played at
    Opened for State Radio (Chad of Dispatch fame)
    My Soundclick
    My YouTube Channels

    '01 Heritage H535
    '05 USA G&L Legacy
    Taylor Big Baby


    • #3
      I've chatted with Mike Stern before and after one of his shows. Crazy, but very cool guy.


      • #4
        Allan Holdsworth
        Dave Fiuczynski
        Vernon Reid
        John Mayer
        Robert Randolph
        Mesa/Boogie Mob

        My Gear
        Fender American Deluxe V Neck (w/ sustainiac stealth plus)
        Warmoth Tele (Bridge: Dimarzio Breed, Neck: GFS Hot Nashville)
        ESP-LTD MH-301
        Mesa/Boogie Lonestar Special 112
        Boss GT-8
        Vox V848 Clyde McCoy Wah
        EHX Micro POG
        Afri-Can Guitar
        Xotic Effects BB Preamp MB
        Xaviere XV-700 Redflake Fretless
        Crate V18-112
        Outlaw Supply Ole Fuzzy

        Good deals with:
        jdh4him (on the Boogie Boards)


        • #5
          wrong forum, but I shook victor wooten's hand :P


          • #6
            Let's see...

            I met Steven Rothery of Marillion.
            I had the urinal next to Randy Meisner from The Eagles
            I was in Skyline Chili one night when Adrian Belew walked in, but didn't meet him.
            To Oblivion....And Beyond!


            • #7
              Ikey Woods came to my house selling steaks out of the back of a truck
              Originally Posted by adlo76

              i used think guitarmandp was a douchebag.
              now i'm certain.


              • #8
                Jens Kidman and Tomas Haake of Meshuggah
                Jed Simon of Strapping Young Lad
                Randy Blythe of Lamb of God
                All of the guys from the band Mnemic
                Dax Riggs of Acid Bath/Agents of Oblivion/Deadboy and the Elephantmen
                Originally Posted by Rampage

                **************** cleans, play distortion?

                Originally Posted by RiffDaemon

                The scratchy high-end sounds like a wreck in Excitebike

                Originally Posted by buddhapaugh

                I had a nightmare experience like yours, Nerine, when I was in my late 20's/early 30's and was doing the tag-team thing with my buddy over the toilet. Now that was something----

                Fender-Hamer-Michael Kelly-Starfield-Ibanez

                Drive-Eminence-Electro Harmonix-Fender-Jet City-Kustom-VHT-Yamaha



                • #9
                  uncle is Brian Lonbeck, played for Barbara Mandrell, Meryl Haggard and a child prodigy of Joe Maphis..



                  was a close friend of Semie Moseley and has the last guitar he ever made..


                  • #10
                    As far as musicians go,

                    Stevie Ray Vaughan and Danny Gatton would be the biggest I guess.


                    • #11
                      Lou Reed
                      Art Garfunkel
                      Andy Partridge
                      Victor Wooten
                      Thurston Moore
                      Kim Gordon
                      Ric Ocasek
                      T.S. Monk
                      Patti Smith
                      Dexter fans, check out The DexterCast podcast on iTunes or www.thedextercast.com. Two hosts have seen Dexter, two are watching for the first time.


                      • #12
                        Chilled out for a bit with the dudes from the Foo Fighters, and shook Maceo Parker's hand.
                        Recipient of the coveted MBM Kicking Ass Award!! ...still proud of that one.

                        Visit my Pink Floyd Tribute Act's website at www.canadianpinkfloyd.com

                        Originally Posted by Strung_Out

                        your rig is excessive and loud; I dig that.


                        • #13
                          Johnny Rotten at a book signing
                          DeeDee Ramone a couple of times, I lived near him
                          Joe Ramone at the Ritz (now webster hall).
                          Johnny Winter after a show


                          • #14
                            I work on Dan Lilkers bass's. He was in Anthrax, SOD, SoulFly, Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assult, etc

                            That's about it as far as actually conversing with anyone. I chatted with Jim Marshall for about 3 minutes about 15 years ago though.
                            My various guitar build • repair • maintenance threads

                            My Custom Guitar page

                            Some of my motion graphics ****************

                            My metal band, Sulaco
                            Download Sulaco, "Build and Burn" for free or pay in any format you want

                            My instrumental Prog band, BML

                            1981 Marshall 2203
                            Marshall DSL50


                            • #15
                              I stayed at 'The Manor Studio' in Oxfordshire when I was about 5. I met Richard Branson.

                              Executive Administrator Of The Dick Long Association Of World Class Achievement Forumites Society