- Dave Grohl - Awesome and down to earth\
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Assholes...every last one of them
- Dave Navarro - massive douchebag. And looks like a bobblehead in person. Super skinny body, ginormous head.
- Not entire bands, but:%0D\
Agreed OP. Lou Reed is, hands down, the biggest douchebag I ever met. Unfortunately on several occasions.%0D\
Never met all of the Stones, but Mick is a gentleman (unless you happen to be his wife) and he was very sweet to my mother when we were sitting in a bar all together one night.%0D\
Rod Stewart briefly, and again, lovely. What a smile, and twinkling eyes. Was with Rachel Hunter and was still married to... which one? I don''t remember. But it wasn''t common knowledge. She was a fucking amazon. And gorgeous.%0D\
Peter Frampton. So so shy and quiet. This was at the height of his popularity, and he was afraid of being recognized in the bar, so this may explain a lot.
Yes, it was all a long time ago, and I''m old.
- Not rock, but pop counts, right? %0D\
Pet Shop Boys - exactly as you would imagine them to be from their music: droll, ironic, amusing. And extremely friendly. And one piece of trivia i got from Neil was that their record company was 100% against duetting with Kylie on In Denial from the Nightlife album. This was pre-Light Years comeback and the record company claimed she was a has-been etc. etc. but the Boys insisted and won out. The record company wanted Bjork.%0D\
- Everything I''ve read about Lou Reed would indicate that he''s a textbook narcissist. One of those stars you love to see on stage but nowhere else. \
The only band I ever met was Destroy All Monsters, which you probably never heard of unless you were a hard-core Detroit area punk, but it incorporated several members of other bands you may have heard of, notably the Stooges and the MC5. Niagara was a witty minx. Mike Davis and Ron Ashton were as sweet as anything. I met the Miller brothers on several occasions and they just seemed like regular guys.
- An addendum on Lou Reed: A friend of mine who''s seen him several times in concert in NYC says that there are hecklers that seem to show up at every show of his. They even had to be kicked out of the performance of "Songs for Drella" she went to. She doesn''t know if it''s the same people or if he just attracts them.
- Saw Lou Reed at Lollapolooza last year. He was extremely late (when every other band managed to be on time), and then after he managed to finally get his ass on stage, gave a bored and paint by numbers performance. I wasn''t there to see him so I could have cared less, but he then went over his allotted time, and cut into another band''s performance because he wouldn''t get off the damn stage. By the time he was done the entire crowd was booing.
- That's awesome that you met Destroy All Monsters. I came to know their music through photographer Mike Kelley, who was an honorary member for a few years. And also through that disturbing song they did for the movie Gummo.
I met The White Stripes and they were super-cool. A close friend owned a record store on the lower east side back in the 90s and they played there. This was right before the hit it big (1999). Both were laid back and friendly. Though a bit odd. Mannered I guess you would say.
Others: Bright Eyes. My brother is friends with Conor Oberst. He is nice but kinda weird. And I'm convinced he is at least bisexual. Overall a mellow guy though.
The guys from Air (I know, not really rock but whatever). Another acquaintance was dating Nicolas Godin, so whenever they played in NYC, I would hang out backstage and then go to the after parties. They were bland and kinda above it all.
I know. All my experiences sound boring. Rock and roll just aint as messy and colorful as it used to be I suppose.
One last - I had a Lou Reed experience as well. At an art gallery opening in Chelsea. He was with Laurie Anderson. Both were weird and distant and slightly nervous looking. Like they were afraid someone would come up and try to touch them.
- Tina Turner. Accessible and very genuine, especially if she assesses you to be, too. She doesn''t suffer fools, but she appreciates interaction with with people who aren''t fanatics. I met her at a hotel in Paris and we chatted for several minutes. She even gave me a restaurant recommendation. %0D\
- I won tickets to a Bon Jovi concert. Not a real fan, but went anyway. Part of the gig was to meet them backstage. They were incredibly friendly and down to earth and Heather Lockear was with them(this is when she was still married to Sambora).%0D\
Heather was awesome and talked to me for an hour or so.%0D\
And by the way, their concert was excellent much better than I expected.
- Went backstage at a Depeche Mode concert in the early-mid 90''s. Dave didn''t even come out - these were his drug days. Martin was incredibly nice while I was gushing like a crazy fangirl to him. He played foosball with fans. Spoke with Alan and Fletch briefly and they were a bit quiet but friendly. All seemed straight.%0D\
Gogol Bordello - hung out on their tour bus a couple of times. Eugene likes emaciated girls, but is a friendly quick-witted guy. All the other band members are just as nice.%0D\
- R8, not boring at all. What else do you know about Conor Oberst? And was the acquaintance who dated Nicolas Godin male or female? Air''s soundtrack for the Virgin Suicides is amazing.
- Has anybody ever met Chrissie Hynde?
- Was high school friends with two members of Pavement, Steve and Bob. Very smart guys with great senses of humor. Fun watching their rock star career unfold.
- I''ve met Pulp, Spiritualized, Hot Chip, The Kills, Florence Welch, Jamie T, Little Boots, Franz Ferdinand, all of whom were ok. I did meet a band called Joe Lean and The Jing Jang Jongs, the lead singer of whom was the biggest, most pretentious twat I''ve ever met, by miles and miles.
- R11: Interesting finding someone else who knows about Gogol Bordello. Friend turned me on to them about 7 months back.
- When people kept talking about Lou Reed for some reason I kept thinking of Lou Rawls and I was confused because hd always seemed so sweet.
- Agree about any of Jane''s Addiction -just jerks.
- r1, did you meet Grohl and the Chili Peppers when they toured together back in 2000? I went to one of the shows and that was the impression I got from the performances: Grohl was absolutely wonderful, and the Chili Peppers were total dicks.
- I sold a sofa to Laurie Anderson and a futon to Cher.\
Cher was absolutely wonderful and entirely bemused by herself. Down to earth.\
Laurie was very, very nice and genuinely interested that I knew who she was and loved her work. This was around the time of United States. We had multiple exchanges from sale to delivery and she was really delightful.
- r12, don''t know too much about Conor. He plays the "enigma" card to the max. But. I will say when we first met, he checked me out. Like the way a straight guy checks a girl out. So did this blond guy that was with him. The two of them seemed to be attached at the hip. Even my brother noticed it. When we were alone later he was like "Whoa. Conor totally scoped you out." \
Also, there was a ton of gack around backstage at his show. Not sure if he was indulging but everyone else certainly was. But the guy isn''t a prick at all. Just distant and a bit inscrutable. \
My friend who dated Nicolas is a woman. She worked with the band.
- Brian May from Queen. An absolute delight. Very intelligent, articulate and an all round sweet guy.
- r22 - if you haven''t had a chance to listen to Brian May''s interview with Terry Gross, it''s very interesting. You should check it out.
- "Has anybody ever met Chrissie Hynde?"\
Yes. Don''t ask.
- I''ve met Squeeze (v. Jools Holland), Keith Richards, The Used, Sting, Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds, Justin Timberlake, two of the guys from My Chemical Romance, The Pretenders (the original set), Pete Doherty (of The Libertines and Kate Moss infamy) and Mick Jones (of the Clash, not Foreigner). Also the late Mick Ronson, who played guitar in Bowie''s Spiders From Mars. \
With very few exceptions, I was impressed with each of them. They were friendly, laid back, not afraid of having what I call "real people conversations," and in many cases picked up the tab for a couple drinks.
- Who were the exceptions, r25?
- Neil Young. Completely unassuming given his legendary status. He was fantastic to meet.
- What was Pete Doherty like?
- Probably come as a shock, but Doherty was a gem. Smart, funny, articulate, conversant in many areas aside from music and drugs. \
I hate to name the exceptions, but no idea why I shouldn''t. Sting was a mite condescending and puffed up. Dave Edmunds was a nasty drunk. Pete Farndon was a little over the top, but probably an okay lad when he was sober, may he rest in peace.
- rock band bump
- Strawberry Alarm Clock laughed at me for buying a Gene Pitney LP at a record store appearance.
- You had the last laugh, 31.
- [quote]Probably come as a shock, but Doherty was a gem. Smart, funny, articulate, conversant in many areas aside from music and drugs. \
Thanks R29. That doesn''t shock me at all. I''m a bit of Libertines nut and from everything I''ve heard about Pete, he seems like a very sweet, intelligent guy. Good to know it''s true.
- Has anyone ever met Fleetwood Mac?
- Saw Kid Rock tonight hanging out with his girlfriend outside the Fillmore Auditorium in SF. He seemed kind of tired and sad and old.
- Anybody ever met Morrissey? What''s he like, especially if you met in casual circumstances.
- [quote] He was with Laurie Anderson. Both were weird and distant and slightly nervous looking. Like they were afraid someone would come up and try to touch them.\
Harry Shearer also came across that way - like a deer caught in the headlights.\
I met Laurie Anderson through a work situation in the mid-80s. Very pleasant, down-to-earth, and genuinely engaged in a conversation - not only what her part of it. \
John Fahey would be equally open to conversation and hanging with fans. (Not rock, but throwing it in anyway). Also, I don''t know if he was cut or uncut.
- A group of us ended up hanging out for about an hour with the Neville Brothers minus Aaron. They were funny and sweet and looked way younger than they were. They were leaving for Canada and for some reason they said they couldn''t take beer across the border and gave us poor college students about 5 cases. \
Hung out with Joe Strummer after a show when he was solo. Funny down to earth, smart. He must have been in his forties but acted like an excitable kid. He was crushing on my friend (female) and she had no idea he was Joe Strummer and he didn''t bother correcting her when she thought he was a roadie, I think he liked it. They ended up making out. The next day we told her the guy she was with all night was Joe, her face was priceless.
- "Has anyone ever met Fleetwood Mac?"
I used to work in the music business, though I met them before Stevie & Lindsey joined, at the time they were hardly the super group they became. This was at a venue in Manhattan, my hometown.
I met I guess what would be considered the mid-period band, not the original band with UK guitar Peter Green, this was the band with John McVie, Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie. I don't even remember who the male lead singer was at the time, Bob Welch? Or the guitarist.
This was also after two other original members had also left, one joined a religious cult.
I do remember quite vividly how pissed off Christine McVie was at John. In fact everyone noticed. Apparently some airhead plain looking stringy haired young woman was backstage to see John. This woman was his mistress!
Christine said loudly to no one in particular, "Oh look, it's Johns OTHER wife!" She was fuming, that he had the audacity to have her come to see him at the gig.
I was backstage with a photographer friend who was one of the house photographers at the old Academy of Music which later became The Palladium, until it became The Palladium disco, now it's housing for NYU!
I don't remember much about being backstage just Christine's anger at John. The band seemed nice enough, chatting with well wishers, but who knew if any of the people were fans or in the music biz.
I'm sure this all changed when they became superstars, that's when the rot sets in and these musicians all become better than mere mortals!
- R.23, where could I find Brian May''s interview with Terry Gross?
- Strike that, just found it
- Anyone met Gary Numan?
- I miss the Nick carter thread
- Nick Carter, he hardly qualifies as a rocker!
- What about Joan Jett? I imagine she''d be super smart and pretty cool, but I honestly have no idea.
- Anyone met Pink Floyd?%0D\
They seemed to be very isolated from the usual music biz.
- I met Joan when she was in the Runaways. All teeth. With fans, she was like this grunting animal, but not as performance.\
Still, if she thought you could help her, out came this lurching teen age version of mirrored charm.
- ...but the Clash were very nice. I still miss Joe Strummer, who played the Harvard Square Theatre and wanted to know why you couldn''t move between cars on the Boston subway the way you could back then in NYC.
- I hung out a lot with No Doubt from the time of their arena tour of Tragic Kingdom through their small club tour with Return of Saturn and the beginning of the Rocksteady shows.
Tony, polite and friendly and got the most attention from the groupies. Tom always kind of had an elder statesman thing going on. Adrian was always the sweatiest after a show, but also the sexiest and didn't mind my constant flirting. He even encouraged it, even though he's straight.....just laughed it off. He also had a lot of groupies, of the ditzy airhead kind. Gwen was cool, patient with fans, and was really into playing with makeup and glitter and hair stuff. Total girly girl. She was also the only one to always travel with security. The whole band minus her would be at Subway or wherever with no guards, but she has (and needs) one at all times. Stephen and Gabe are really fun guys, and the ones most up for playing around and being silly backstage.
All of them smoke up, and there was plenty of pot around backstage, but if there were younger fans around (i.e. less than drinking age) the band was very particular about keeping it out of sight til they left.
- Andy Gibb. Super nice, but had massive camel toe.
- OK R36 - Morrissey is just unbelievably sweet if you catch him in 'the wild'. He talks about the strangest topics, but he's doing the best he can - he is a bit awkward. At after show parties (and he only does a few) he's fantastic. Just approach him gently.
As for anyone who says nasty things about Chrissie Hynde, she's a relative of mine, and you can suck my sack. With her you get exactly what you give. Don't be rude, pushy, or stupid. If you approach her like a human being (and you're not holding a Big Mac) she's very cool with everyone. (She's not going to kiss your ass, but if you want to talk about any decent topic, she's not shy.) If you're a dick, goodbye.
Joan Jett is always awesome. ALWAYS.
Cyndi Lauper is sweet and genuine. She never lets anyone walk away without some love.
Madonna is rude and terse (but I hated her before meeting her anyway).
Pete Burns (from Dead Or Alive) is a nutter, but he doesn't seem to turn away fans. (He's brutally honest, but he's not exactly wrong.)
Cher (my partner loves her) she's probably the nicest and most sociable "diva" ever to walk the planet. Aside from needing time for her make-up, costuming, wigs, and all the other stuff, she takes a lot of time out to meet and greet people.
Bowie is horrid. Whenever he appears, he's got dollar signs in his eyes.
Finally, not a metal person, but Ozzy is so nice that you feel like you need to escape to make room for "real fans".
Obviously Not Carly Simon
- R13, I''ve met Chrissie Hynde. My band was opening for some friends of hers at the Bull & Gate in North London and she showed up with the drummer of the Pretenders. I just about had a heart attack when she walked in the door! I bumped into her in the bathroom, of all places, and she had seen me soundchecking so knew I was a musician, so she cheekily pinched my bum, and was very friendly and funny, and wished me luck. When my band went on stage she was the first one up to the front row and was dancing and cheering and clapping. I had to pinch myself looking down off the stage and seeing Chrissie Hynde in the front row of one of my shows! When we came off stage she immediately came backstage and gave me a great big hug...she was so insanely supportive of me as a female musician and I''ve never forgotten it. Absolute class.
- Bumped into Mike Corby of The Babys on a tube train in London. Absolute sweetheart. He invited me back to his flat and we jammed some guitar and he taught me some licks. He was really sweet and genuine. His girlfriend came home and looked at me very suspiciously (I''m a girl) but he really was innocent and we were just two musicians hanging out. He was friends with Slim Jim of the Stray Cats of whom I was a big fan, and he gave me some personal items that they had given him as momentoes, including some personal notes. Great memories of this very nice man.
- Love your story r52!
- More about Chrissie! I saw her with Sandra Bernhard about ten years ago. They were looking for a seat at Tea & Sympathy (this was when Bernhard lived on Christopher St.). I was sitting inside with a friend. Unfortunately, there were no free tables, so Sandra shouted to the manager they''d be back later.
- [quote]Joan Jett is always awesome. ALWAYS.\
Because you are related to Chrissie Hynde, R52. That''s why.
- Why is Lou Reed still famous, considering the fact that a) everyone who comes in contact with him hates him and b) he''s never had a speck of talent?
- I worked at a small arts centre as a stage manager until 2003.\
Earth, Wind and Fire: Everyone in the group was super nice. Very considerate and great to the fans. The best show I worked, hands down.\
Aimee Mann: A rude, entitled bitch. She and band trashed the dressing rooms--things like unrolling all the rolls of lav. paper. Stayed until 5am in the morning when all we wanted to do was go home.
- "As for anyone who says nasty things about Chrissie Hynde, she''s a relative of mine, and you can suck my sack."\
I wouldn''t dare! I love her to pieces! I''ve loved her since I was 17!
- [quote]Has anyone ever met Fleetwood Mac?\
Mick Fleetwood. He was fine, nice guy.\
John Denver. Extremely nice man, drunk, GREAT tipper.\
David Crosby. Impressed with himself. Horrible tipper.\
Peter Frampton. Nice guy, unassuming, very patient with fans.\
M.C. Hammer. Whatever. Body guard greeted me in his underwear. Biggest package I''ve ever seen in person (on bodyguard).
- I met Joan Jett in New York, circa 1999. She came to the opening of a lesbian "art film" I was helping my then-partner''s best friend publicize. Joan was about 4 feet tall and had a blonde crew cut at the time. She was very quiet and with a tall lipstick lesbian. I just said hello, introduced myself and asked if she had a moment to meet the filmmaker. She said sure, and that was about it. All the dykes in the theatre lobby were freaking out but being very cool about it (it WAS an art film opening, after all).
- No, I''m R51, and I''m related to Chrissie. That has nothing at all to do with Joan Jett, and I''m a gay man (so don''t even try it). \
I think the stories about Chrissie and Joan both prove my point.\
No one has said a bad word about Ozzy, who I didn''t think would be the really supremely nice person that he is.
- I met Derek Holcomb from the Furers, the legendary garage band in New Haven. He was working in an ice cream store at the time. Actually, I fucked Derek. This was decades ago. Derek wrote a verse in a song about me. I wanted to fuck Tom the drummer too, but he was straight. %0D\
- I''ve also met Joan Jett several times, both in passing in NYC clubs and after shows. And a friend of mine worked in her organization and said that her very good opinion of Joan remains unchanged after working for her. \
In brief conversations, I''ve noticed that if you mention a topic she''s interested in, she can go on for awhile about it, and has usually read a lot about it (yoga, vegetarianism), and can recommend books and websites. \
She plays for service members both here & aboard, shows up at small clubs to support young bands she likes, and says "thank you" a lot. \
I ran into her once at the old Knitting Factory downtown, where she was seeing a band she liked. She asked after my partner, who had been seriously ill, and then said: "give this to her from me" and gave me a great big hug.
She loves rock and roll
- Brandi Carlile and her band. All of them are absolutely gorgeous in person.
- Met Marianne Faithfull around 1990 in Cambridge. She was almost unrecognizable and seemed pleased to be noticed even when incognito. Very nice in person, gracious and aristocratic seeming but not snobby in the least.
- Goo Goo Dolls - Sweet guys. Robbie is hilarious.\
Jakob Dylan - Gorgeous. Very laid back and unassuming.\
Billy Corgan & James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins) - Wicked sense of humor. They were doing a signing at my local record store back in early 2001, so I brought an old, bald Cabbage Patch doll that I dressed in a gothic black coat. James signed the other ass cheek (opposite Xavier Roberts) while Billy drew a crazy pentagram on the doll''s head and signed it. They could not stop laughing and agreed it was the wildest thing they ever were asked to autograph.
- [quote]Brian May from Queen.%0D\
How did you happen to meet Brian May, r22?%0D\
- R51, I know early in her career, about the time she was married to Sean Penn, Madonna was super-BFF''s with Chrissie Hynde--and then, she wasn''t...What happened? I know Madonna seems to have these friendships that go on for awhile and then, she seems to just drop the person..%0D\
I love how Chrissie is very committed to animal rights and, for a minute, Madonna flirted with vegetarianism, but she wears leather and fur, and even allowed hunting on her estate with Guy, so was Madonna''s hypocritical behaviour the catalyst in her friendship with Chrissie ending? Or are the two still friends?
Dying to know!!!
- Madonna likes to be seen with credible artists or popular celebs.
- [quote]The whole band minus her would be at Subway or wherever with no guards, but she has (and needs) one at all times.%0D\
Does Gwen have crazy stalkers?
- Shit. If I were related to Chrissie Hynde, I''d make up a business card with my name on it and in big, bold letters "RELATED TO CHRISSIE HYNDE".
- I met Lou at an art opening in Chelsea. What a fucking asshole. Plus he''s fat, hasn''t released a record worth listening to since 1971 and wore orange Crocs.
- A lot of people who have known him for a long time believe Lou Reed is mentally ill. I always blew that off, but reading all these encounters, maybe it''s not total BS.
- Is Chrissie Hynde still friends with Annie Lennox? Lennox was at one of Chrissie''s weddings where the after party was in a pizza parlor.
- r49, why does Gwen have to have security?
- I fucked Ivan from Men Without Hats.
- "Is Chrissie Hynde still friends with Annie Lennox? Lennox was at one of Chrissie''s weddings where the after party was in a pizza parlor."\
Was that that artist guy who got another woman preggars while married to Chrissie?
- I take it you dance, 77?
Or you''re no friend of mine
- I thought Ivan was straight, R77. \
Although "Pop Goes The World" was *hella* gay.
- R77, I condole you.
- About 25 years ago I sent Kate Bush a blank birthday card, asking her to sign it and post it on to a friend of mine. She did.
- [quote]Was that that artist guy who got another woman preggars while married to Chrissie?\
Damn, I laughed at that. I checked Wikipedia. The groom''s name is Lucho Brieva. Is that him?
- Jesus R83, you have a weird sense of humor.
- More importantly, did Chrissie let him leave with all his appendages?
- As far as I know, Madonna is a user and always has been a user. She was never a real vegetarian (see Chrissie's vegetarian restaurant in Akron for some reference). Madonna is just a fraud, and it probably kills her that Lady Gaga - a bigger fraud - is stealing her spotlight.
Chrissie is still friends with Annie Lennox (who, from all accounts, is a fantastic person). She's more friendly with Morrissey, and she did at least get Morrissey and Johnny Marr speaking again. She's not unkind to anyone, honestly - even some of the men she has married and divorced.
She is the most forthright, honest, and outspoken women in my lifetime and in my family. Regardless of your sexual orientation, listening to her (speaking or singing) should be pretty damn inspiring. I could honestly say the same for Joan Jett, who has been kicking ass since her first day in the music business.
Also, if you've never heard The Pretenders version of "Hymn To Her", you're missing out on one of the most moving songs ever recorded.
Joan Jett's Blackheart Records also releases some fierce music. (Girl In A Coma's debut LP is amazing.)
- Just read that Chrissie will be a grandmother in a few months. Wow --- we''re all getting so old!
- r13 I worked in radio for a bout 20 years and met lots of people. Chrissie was not aloof, she was in fact very friendly but very "don''t bug me" about the entire thing. I interviewed her, maybe four questions, she thanked me for "all the help" and went on.\
The nicest guy I ever interviewed was Tommy Chong (yes I got stoned with Tommy Chong and he signed my bong...I mean water pipe). He was talkative, direct, funny, warm and over all a nice guy to hang with.\
David Lee Roth was a snarky sarcastic asshole\
Ozzy Osbourne was warm and funny and genuinely a mess but a nice mess to be around. At the time I had long hair and could do a flawless impersonation of him. He loved it and made a lot of "dueling Ozzies" banter with me.
- Oh yeah, I also boned Freddie Mercury in the butt
- Andy Partridge from XTC is such a nice guy. Really funny. He drew some cartoons for me while we chatted and joked around.
- r89, what was Freddie''s personality like?
Always wanted to meet him.
- It was of course years ago...he was horny and tired and we ingested more than a few drugs and alcohol. He was nice. He was not "flamboyant" but very sedate. He wanted to get fucked and made it clear. We fucked a bunch. WHile we were fucking he was very aggressive. He was an insatiable bottom. I satiated him as much as I could. Then fell asleep. When I woke up the next day he and his entourage were gone from the hotel room.\
He had arranged to have breakfast sent to the room. The front desk called and told me this and asked for my order.\
I ordered crap loads of food and champagne. \
Then took off. \
It was a sunday morning (afternoon really, I slept late). I was dressed for a 1977 night on the gay town and looked like I had been up all night fucking a rock star.
- Would you say that Lou Reed is the Mandy Patinkin of rock and roll?
- "I satiated him as much as I could."\
Maybe this could be the title of the Freddie Mercury film?\
- And now you wear a caftan, R92.
- No, Lou Reed is the Helen Lawson of Rock and Roll.
- R49 here!\
she doesn''t have crazy stalkers any more or less any other person in her position, but a large part of her fanbase is teen girls who can get screamy and grabby. She''s physically strong, but still tiny so having someone to step in just makes sense. It''s much easier for the guys to blend into a crowd, but even in no makeup and her version of plainclothes, she stands out a mile. She''s also good at sussing out who is a fan and who is an ebay autograph-hound, and if the situation allows it, will always make time for people to say hi. \
The band as a whole was always more into chilling out and relaxing after shows then getting a party going.
- [quote] Would you say that Lou Reed is the Mandy Patinkin of rock and roll?\
More like the Ted Haggard
- I think Lou Reed''s early music is phenomenal, so I forgive him.
- thanks r49. She is tiny? I always thought she was about 5''8"
- I met Robert Smith of The Cure. I went with a friend who had bragged endlessly and obnoxiously of one night they had spent chatting after a concert and how they were total soulmates, etc. When we met him my friend asked him if they had remembered their encounter to which he replied "How the fuck am I supposed to remember that?" I have loved him ever since.
- When I was at NYU you could count on somebody in one of your classes for at least one I Waited On Lou Reed story each semester. Always he was reported to be an absolute prick and always he was reported to be wearing leather pants in his sixties. Not sure which is more egregious
- Well, R102, a friend of mine was a waiter in an expensive Tribeca restaurant back in the 90s. He said Reed drank a lot during dinners and did not communicate with the staff at all. It was Anderson who did the ordering for both. My friend said she was always very sweet to everyone and it pained him to see Anderson nudging Reed to ''make that the last glass of wine for the night.'' It was obvious he had an alcohol problem.
- Anyone know Robert Plant or Jimmy Page?
- R104, yes. I wouldn''t paint either of them in a positive light.
- Spill r105
- [R105] What were Plant and Page like when you met them?
- In the Velvet Underground box set, there is a CD that''s entirely outtakes from their early jam sessions. It is filled with Lou Reed swearing and yelling like a diva bitch every time he or someone fucked up.
- Fucking up and slimy, each in his own special way. There''s no denying their talents, but they were ugly people. \
Robert''s bulge was nice, though.
- I was shocked to learn Reed wasn''t gay.
- the epitome of bi!
- Agree with R60 that David Crosby is a self-infatuated ass.\
Andy Partridge of XTC is very sweet, thought very shy.\
The lead singer of Nickelback is an arrogant twat. Assumes every woman wants him.\
Gladys Knight is lovely.\
Cyndi Lauper is very down to earth.
- ew r112 have you met Chad Kroeger? I bet he has lice.
- Cintra Wilson has a funny Lou Reed story about 3/4s down the page.
- That was a good read, 114. Thank you.
- Agree with R65 regarding Brandi Carlile and her band. Very engaging and approachable. \
I''d wager to say that at least 50% of the fans at her shows have met her at one point in time or another. She makes herself very available to her fans at the shows.
- All this Lou Reed talk reminds me of a Morrissey quote.\
"Sure he''s had some hits...but they''ve all been a decade apart."
- I had no idea that Laurie Anderson had married Lou Reed. It''s either love or she''s just a glutton for punishment.
- r114 - I used to know Cintra Wilson, but not Lou Reed.
- I think Laurie Anderson originally adopted Lou thinking he was a shar pei.
- R117, who was Morrissey talking about?
- I''ve met and conversed with all surviving members of the B-52s, they are the nicest most awesome people ever.\
David Bowie- eh.\
Ann and Nancy Wilson- amazing women.
- I got stuck in an elevator with Lou Reed for over an hour. Just the two of us. I should write a book about it.
- I worked for years in advertising promotion various act in LA.\
Cher, Neil Diamond, Gladys Knight - real sweethearts...what you see is what you get\
Sting and Rod Stewart use to play soccer in a field next to where I worked in Chicago. Nice guys. At first I thought Sting was kind of stuck on himself until I realize that he is actually shy. \
Elton John - A deranged, evil munchkin.\
Bette Midler - Loved her. Was told she was a total bitch but I found her camp and fun, in public; quiet and very intelligent on all kinds of subjects in private.
- OMG, R123! If you''re telling the truth and not just joking around, then you simply MUST fill us in on the details!!!
- [quote]Jesus [R83], you have a weird sense of humor.\
It wasn''t what happened to Hynde that I found funny, it''s the matter of fact tone of R78''s post that made me chuckle. That''s all.
- Wow, r123, is that true? You must have a great story to tell.
- I knew some NYC indie acts back in the day: Versus, Plusminus, Shudder to Think, Cakelike.%0D\
That''s it though. I''m amazed at how few celebs I''ve met in my time in NYC and LA. Yes, I leave the house. lol.
- I''ve met a few rock stars, mostly in the metal (ugh!) realm. \
Metallica -- all very smart and nice. \
Ozzie Osbourne -- addled but sweet.\
Slayer guys -- seemed cool, didn''t hang out w/ them.\
Twiggy Ramirez of Marilyn Manson -- funny.\
Ministry: Al Jourgensen -- charismatic. Paul Barker -- decent guy.\
Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead -- a living icon, almost a cliche but very gentlemanly.\
Faith No More - Jim Martin: awesome. Drummer guy: insecure and full of himself (but talented). Roddy Bottoms: seemed mellow and nice.\
Sammy Hagar: what you''d expect.\
Random additions: \
James Brown -- harried (had his latest wife pushing him around everywhere)\
Shane MacGowan (sp?): wasted.
- r15, how was Florence? \
I''ve personally met or spoken on the phone with Ben Gibbard, Sam Beam, Jenny Lewis, Emily Haines, Stars, Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco, the TV on the Radio guys, Eric Bachmann, Jamie Stewart, the Rascall Flatts guys, John Stirratt of Wilco, Chris Martin, Tokyo Police Club, M83, Wyclef and a few others I don''t think people would recognize. \
The only person, in all these years, that I remember for being an absolute and total dickfart was Josh Winstead of Metric. Maybe he was just a man drunk, but he was really a cunt. \
Everyone else was pretty sweet.
- mean* drunk
- Anybody ever met John Balance of Coil?
- I''ve met Counting Crows, Duran Duran, The Band, and Cyndi Lauper. All were very cool but Cyn was a total blast!%0D\
This thread is really making me want to see Chrissie Hynde live.
- Another Chrissie Hynde story. A few years back, a lesbian friend had some use-it or lose-it time she had to take off for work. A friend of hers got the idea they should follow the Pretenders around for a week on their US tour. So they did -- the dyke version of Thelma and Louise, going from city to city to see Chrissie.\
At the last stop, they somehow talked their way backstage and met Chrissie -- they said she was incredibly cool and amused they took a week to follow the band (rather than feeling stalked). She also loved the fact she had a lesbian following. \
My friend has a picture of herself looking completely star-struck standing next to Chrissie, who''s beaming into the camera and looking about 35 (though she was over 50 at the time).
- Hmm. I have heard from other sources that Chrissie H is no fan of the lesbians or in fact of other women.\
But maybe not.
- I don''t know Plant, r104, but I met him once. Long time ago, back in the 80s just before "Manic Nirvana." It was in Colorado of all places, and he was touring the Rocky Mountain National Highway at the same time I was. For a second, he looked exactly like he did on the cover of "Now and Zen" with the mountains behind him. Had 4 enormous bodyguards with him, all in 1970s-era 3-piece polyester brown suits. He was wearing expensive jeans and had a tie-dye wispy sequined shawl-like thing around him. \
He seemed to both love recognition but also be irritated by it. It was almost impossible to get a conversation started. My impression was that he was painfully shy and sheltered enough to get irritated by everyday things. He didn''t seem completely fucked up or nasty at all, but I do think he thought he was too good to talk to a fan.
- Met Lars Ulrich of Metallica through work. Very nice, very funny. Spoke with him for at least 15 minutes after he asked me to take a picture of him and some fans. Since he was a customer, I wasn''t supposed to "recognize" him. He asked me about my job, the town, if I liked it, etc. It didn''t occur to me at all, but all my co-workers later said that he was hitting on me.\
Taylor Dayne - nice enough.
- R128, anytihng interesting to share about Shudder to Think? %0D\
And like everyone else, I''m looking forward to the synopsis of the soon-to-be-bestseller, ''and you thought the Chilean miners has it bad - trapped with Lou Reed.''
- Are you male or female r137?
- Please tell us the story about being trapped in an elevator with Lou Reed. We promise we''ll buy the book.
- I posted this one before on DL, but I''ll do it again: met James and Darcy from Smashing Pumpkins at the height of their mid-90s fame. He was a total, dismissive asshole. He walked away from me mid-sentence. She was super friendly and kind, took a genuine interest in me. %0D\
My friend''s sister met John Lennon druing a plane ride in the mid 70s. He told her her fly was open. I love that story.
- R123, please tell us more.
- I love R138. %0D\
Don''t be such a cocktease, R123. Spill!
- Has anybody here met Steven Tyler?
- R145: No.
- What''s the deal with Plant and Page? \
There is usually a difference between how famous musicians treat fans, treat people they must work with in the business and how they treat groupies.\
I have a really hilarious Joan Jett story, she knew a female friend of mine. My friend insisted they were never lovers, but Joan was always all over her. \
One night they were at a small club in Manhattan, they went to see some band. Joan really had to take a pee, but the line was too long. Joan went outside, to the back of the club, pulled her pants down and pissed outside! My friend was mortified, Joan was so drunk, she probably doesn''t even remember doing this. Classy!
- A few years ago, I met Elton John several times and, mercifully, only briefly each time. He struck me as terribly boring, arrogant, and there was just this very unpleasant vibe about him.\
Bernie Taupin came to a VIP cocktail party I was attending. He arrived, looked around the room, spoke briefly and quietly to the person he was with, and left so quickly that most people never realized he''d ever been there. Which was amusing, in a way, because the whole point of the party was to meet him for charity.\
I''ve run into David Bowie in NYC a number of times. Just long enough to chat casually for a minute or two. He comes across as extremely calculating, but that''s balanced by the fact that he''s very charming and downright fun to talk to.
- I''m a female, 139. Ulrich also had his extremely adorable kid with him.\
The post about Bette Midler upthread reminded me - Bette''s story about being a nerdy outcast during high school in Hawaii is complete and total bullshit. One of my work colleagues went to school with her (she and his sister were friends).
- R148, could you expand on your comments about David Bowie some more, please? Especially about him seeming calculating(I believe it)?
A big fan
- ooh, yes please more about Bowie. \
and also count me among the people who want to hear more from r123 about being stuck in an elevator with Lou Reed.
- R148, your story about Bernie Taupin reminds me of a story about Bill Watterson, the Calvin and Hobbes guy. A former co-worker of mine was an editor at Andrews McMeel, and every year they had a large, lavish Christmas party where the talent was always invited. One year Watterson showed up and did exactly what you say Taupin did, right down to being expected to say a few words later that night. When he first arrived, the co-worker saw him talking to another editor; later, that editor refused to tell anyone what Watterson had said to her before he left.\
I told a version of this on another forum once, and the Calvin and Hobbes fans got so pissed off you would have thought I had flamed Jesus himself the way they acted.\
Sorry for the non-rock star story. I don''t know any rock stars. Christopher Parkening probably doesn''t count.
- Are the Pet Shop Boys a gay couple? They won't talk about their sexuality. Is Bono from U2 gay? I heard once that he was gay even though he is married and has kids. I once read that Sting and his wife have orgies at their house and his wife is a lesbian. Has anyone heard about this?
Also, has anyone met Barbara Streisand? Is she a major bitch or just controlling? She always tries to make herself out like she is this meek person that everyone misunderstands her. However, I have heard the opposite.
My dad and his wife met Willy Nelson. They sat next to him in some small airplane in Europe. Willy Nelson told my dad he was on his way to make a film for TV with Are the Pet shop Boys a gay couple? They won't talk about their sexuality. Is Bono from U2 gay? I've heard once that he was gay even though he is married and has kids. I once read that Sting and his wife have orgies at their house and his wife is a lesbian. Has anyone heard about this?
Also, has anyone met Barbara Streisand? Is she a major bitch or just controlling? She always tries to maker self out like she is this meek person that everyone misunderstands her. However, I have heard the opposite.
My dad and his wife met Willy Nelson. They sat next to him in a small airplane in Europe. Willy Nelson told my dad he was on his way to make a film for TV with Kris Kristofferson. He was really nervous on the plane. He kept asking, why are they doing this? Why are they doing that? And my dad said don't worry everything is all right. My dad's wife asked Willy Nelson, to my dad's embarrassment, where are all your girlfriends? He looked at her and started to sing, To All The Girls I've Loved Before. When they got off the plane Kris Kristofferson was waiting for him at the airport greeting him.
I know someone who knows this guy who interviewed Paul McCartney. He said, Paul has the most incredible ego.
Also, my sister%E2%80%99s co-worker%E2%80%99s father used to buy groceries for Elvis and his family because they were extremely dirt poor. She said, Elvis%E2%80%99s family were extremely nice people. This lady%E2%80%99s father felt so sorry for them because they were so poor. Also, my sister%E2%80%99s co-worker said, Elvis%E2%80%99s mother was always made out like this religious weirdo. She said the woman believed in the bible and was a Christian. She said, his mother was nothing more, nothing less.
- R153, about the Pet Shop Boys. I have never met them but I know Neil Tennant is already out as gay. Chris won''t label his sexuality. I don''t think they are a couple though but I would interested to know if they ever slept together.
You are not gay, are you!
- About Bowie being calculating, it''s just something about his demeanor. \
Even in the most casual and very friendly chat, I''ve just got this feeling that he''s observing everything around him at that moment and weighing how it can be manipulated to benefit him.\
It''s a very distinct impression I''ve gotten each time and a friend who used to meet him once in a while through a company she worked for said she got pretty much the same feeling.
- Met Roger Taylor and Brian May from Queen back in 1982 after a gig. Brian May is one of the nicest guys in rock by far.\
The other people I have met are all brit, Suede, Didz Hammond from Dirty Pretty Things, The Cult, The Horrors\
I want to know about whoever met Pulp - Jarvis is one cool dude
- Have you ever seen Bette''s high school pic? Total homely nerd with cat glasses, of course it''s true she was an outcast!
- Are the Pet Shop Boys a gay couple? They won''t talk about their sexuality. Is Bono from U2 gay? I heard once that he was gay even though he is married and has kids. I once read that Sting and his wife have orgies at their house and his wife is a lesbian. Has anyone heard about this?
- R159 = OCD
- Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter. The real deal. Very nice, and even in old age Cash was one hot daddy (this was 1994). %0D
Keith Richards. A bit worn (surprised)but funny and genuinely pleased to hear that an old Stones fan considered "Slippin' Away" to be a masterpiece.%0D
Natalie Merchant. Adorable! Talked to us after a concert at the bar (this is when 10,000 Maniacs first were starting out). Ran into her years later at Tower (of all places)and mentioned the gig. She remembered it, and said "You were the one with the soda." Also, even more pretty in person.%0D
Graham Nash. Perfect gentleman, and talked to my friend for over an hour about photography. Before he left, said to me "sorry I didn't get a chance to talk to you more...when you get me started on photos, well, I love them..." Very, very nice.%0D
And here's a Lou Reed story.%0D
A friend of mine interviewed him for a magazine. Said that Reed was his usual obnoxious self, and finally my friend said "I don't need this nonsense." Reed went to open his mouth, and my friend told him "I can get an interview with someone else. It's not like you're that important for Christ's sake."%0D
MAJOR turnaround. Reed was actually civil, and very considerate from that point on.%0D
I posted on another thread that Van Morrison is a major dickwad. A close friend of mine in the radio business told me "Lou Reed looks like Mother Theresa compared to Morrison."
- Hey did anyone ever consider that R123 may have been kidding? Not everything you read on DL is true, you know.
- Lou gets a thrill from punishment, ranger. He''s always been that way.
- I wonder what would happen if Lou Reed and Van Morrison got stuck in an elevator together for a few hours.
- Thank you very much for the clarification, R148/R156. Based on the many youtube videos about David Bowie that I''ve watched, I can see what you''re saying. I know this may sound odd, but I think that despite the charming pop star persona and image he''s had since the early 80''s, there is still something very dark and creepy about him that he tries to keep the public from seeing. You can sense it underneath the surface.
- I know Gem and Kimber. Bitches. Both of them. Gem reminds me alot of Jerrica Benton(the owner of her record company). All ruthless business behind plastic smiles. Like a lioness stroking her cubs while digging her claws into their flesh.
- I HEART R166
- A good friend of mine was in the business in the 70''s adn 80''s. The guy is gay, and since this is DL, here is what I heard about cock size.%0D\
Iggy Pop: Enormous. Ugly face but one serious piece of meat.%0D\
Johnny Ramone: Big, and as thick as Johnny Ramone''s head. Dumb as dogshit, and an ugly, racist right-winger.%0D\
The guys in REO Speedwagon (I said 70''s, ok?). My friend went to a press party and the guys ended up skinny dipping. Well hung and my friend swore that one of them (singer?)was hitting on him.
- R165 here. My opinions about David Bowie are also based on what I have read.
- I met Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart a few years back at a concert. I was backstage with them on a boat (it was a floating stage) and it was pretty close quarters. There were a few other people with me and we were going to have a group picture taken. I was standing next to Ann and everyone was squeezed in tight however, someone walked behind us and bumped me, causing me to accidentally grab Ann's ass. Oddly enough that was the only picture of the whole tour where she smiled. They were both very nice, but very different. Nancy was really outgoing and said how much she liked my boots. Ann was pretty quiet and reserved. I was front row at the concert and she walked over to me a few times, enough so that the people around me were like "Wtf happened back stage??".
I also worked at an entertainment company and met several rockstar types. Neil Diamond came in one day to work on a deal with us and at one point, disappeared into the bathroom for over 20 minutes. Everyone in the company was cracking up over him leaving Diamonds in the toilet but he insisted he was on a phone call. I spoke with him on the phone prior to his coming in and he was very nice.
Another phone chat I had was with Michael Bolton, who was a total douche. When he asked for my boss, he said, "This is Michael... Michael Bolton" and waited so long to say something else that it seemed he was expecting some kind of recognition but I just said, "Um ok, hold on a minute".
One of the girls
- [quote]Another phone chat I had was with Michael Bolton, who was a total douche. When he asked for my boss, he said, "This is Michael... Michael Bolton"\
What a total douche for introducing himself as anything other than "Mr. Nicolette Sheridan".\
(or the ex-Mr. Nicolette Sheridan).
- I am there with you, R157--Jarvis Cocker has my undying gratitude for fanning his ass at Michael Jackson''s phony antics:
- spectacular link, r172. made my night.
- Okay, I''m going to be uncool & ask anyway because I''ve never seen him in the flesh....What does Jon Bon Jovi look like in person? Is he as good-looking as he is on film? Is he short or tall? I''ve had two different friends describe him that way; one said "short" & the other said "tall". Both guys, too.%0D\
Did David Lee Roth flame? There''s been a thread about maybe DLR plays for you know what team.. %0D\
And what did Kirk Hammet (Metallica) look like in person? He is so damn sexy!!!%0D\
Give me something descriptive to live for!!
- I have only seen Bon Jovi on stage but he is HOT!
- I can't remember if I've posted my Joey Ramone story before...I ran into him at a show at the old Coney Island High bar/club (he used to hang out at the small rock clubs around St. Marks's Place...he lived around there). I'd written a piece for a zine about a band he liked (Prissteens), and he commented on them, and the zine's editor, who was a friend of his. And then he invited me to his birthday party (it was always a concert) and offered me a sip of beer. I declined.
Another friend of mine told me she was hanging outside of a club after a benefit where a lot of downtown bands had played. Joey was there...bought a copy of everyone's record, and they started walking down the street with him after, and he invited them up to listen to the CDs at his place. (They didn't go because apparently Joey had to be someplace else, and his own friends/handlers had to make sure he got there).
Joey definitely marched to a different drummer (perhaps severely ADHD or even some variation on the autism scale), but he was generally very well-liked, and especially after the Ramones broke up, when he was battling cancer, he spent a lot of time just listening to music and promoting emerging bands. I still miss him.
URL below goes to a vid of Joan Jett's "Real Wild Child" which has a random walk-on by Joey.
- R165, I actually hope you''re right about Bowie being a bit creepy under the surface. It seems like this creepiness was on display in the 70''s era footage I''ve seen of him. Then after "Let''s Dance" he became a much sunnier person. But I''d like to think he''s still a little strange. It''s part of his appeal to me.
- She''s a little bit self-consciously-kooky, R130. It was right before she hit it really big, and she must have known she was going to hit it really big by then, but it hadn''t happened yet. I also went to art school with Alison Goldfrapp.
- What is gack?
- Any other stories on Plant or Page?
- Met The Cure in the 80s as well as Echo and the Bunnymen - all nice.
- R175, David Lee Roth is a known bi. He''s very queeny in person, according to a source who''s known him for years.
- Has anyone ever met X?
- oooh r166 more please!
- Anyone ever met anyone involved in Coil?
- Anything more on the Pet Shop Boys?
- Does anyone know if any of the band members from Depeche Mode gay? I think the lead singer is hotter now than when he was younger. I can''t beleive they will be 50 next year! Yikes!
- Thanks for that, R176. Joey Ramone is one person I''d always wished I''d met - he just seemed so genuine and, well, sweet. Any other details you remember?
- As much as I enjoy Depeche Mode, R188, do you really think David Gahan is hotter now?%0D\
And BTW, isn''t he a heroin addict?
- Ok R190 you win, LOL. Still, are there any band members in Depeche Mode that are gay?
- I don''t have many more details about Joey Ramone, though our paths crossed a few times downtown. One night at a benefit at Coney Island High (upstairs) I started talking to a couple of VERY young teenagers who said Joey had seen them waiting outside and sneaked them in; another time, I was interviewing Ronnie Spector, who waxed poetic about how much Joey meant to her. Another writer, Dr. Donna Gaines (A Misfit''s Manifesto: Spiritual Journey of a Rock and Roll Heart) was convinced he was some kind of avatar with a message for the rest of us. \
A few years back, I wrote a short play for the East Village Chronicles, which is an annual series of plays about the Lower East Side, and the theme was "historic places." I wrote a piece about an aging punk going by a boarded-up CBGBs, and the ghost of Joey Ramone comes down from rock and roll heaven to talk to her. \
The production went very well, and the play, "All Good Cretins go to Heaven" got selected for a "Best of" anthology.
- Speaking of Joey Ramone....did he have something wrong with him medically? He always looked weird and with that hair and sunglasses as if he were trying to hide. Did anyone ever actually see him without glasses?
- I met Noel Gallagher in 1998. Mellow and friendly, although not too chatty. So much smarter than brother Liam (not that that is difficult.)
- I have something cool to say about the Pointer Sisters. AIDS Action Committee (Boston) booked them to headline a charity event in the early 1990s, and offered each of them her own hotel room. One of them called back and said "No, no, put us all together - keep your costs down." They were very friendly, good to work with.\
Lonnie Gordon (club diva has-been) on the other hand, was a skanky and crude horror-show every step of the way.
- Late 70s worked for Beach Club Productions (stage building and tear down) in central Florida.%0D\
Earth Wind and Fire%0D\
Bruce S. and the E Street Band%0D\
Loggins and Messina%0D\
Led Zeplin... %0D\
...that I remember%0D\
Did not actually me each and every one- but most of them- sometimes doing them favors (drinks, props, drugs, food etc) Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeplin were the heaviest into drugs. Remember watching Fleetwood Mac from a plank on a fork lift just off stage and above ole Stevie who was 2 sheets to the wind- and great by the way. At the time, I swore Springstein was gay because both myself and a friends of mine- thought he was coming on to me- at the time I did not know it was him- at the mess table. Met him again years (decades) later in the Adirondacks- never asked if he remembered me... (out of thousands.) %0D\
Fun times in Florida.
- Met Jeff Lynne(ELO, Traveling Wilburys, big-time producer..etc.) Genuinely nice guy, down to earth, really dry sense of humor, and VERY British. Kinda weird that he still wears those aviator shades all the time, but still...a really warm guy.
- Johnny Ramone''s girlfriend lived next door to my ex. We''d run into him all the time. He seemed way too normal, even dull, to be a Ramone. His huge passion was baseball, so there wasn''t a lot to talk about. Very nice guy, though we didn''t exactly have more than a passing relationship.
- Does anyone know anything about Pete Yorn?
- [R178], What was Alison Goldfrapp like?
- P.S. I almost did a Stones concert, which at the time did not thrill me in particular. But after reading Keith Richard''s book, I wish I had. What a wild, crazed, smart, humble, frank, big hearted and at time HOT fellow he was/is. What a life.
- Met Eddie Vedder a few times through a friend. Shy but such an incredibly kind soul. I mentioned that I have a dear friend who is a huge fan & was very sick at the time. I was hoping he would offer an autograph. Instead he asked if I could get him on the phone. He talked to him for about 20 minutes on my cell. I saw him about two years later & the first thing he did was ask about my friend. He seemed genuinely moved when I told him he was doing great. %0D\
Gorgeous in person too. He''s got eyes to die for. His daughters are stunning too.
Any impressions or stories about Kenny Logins?
- All I recall is that he was very nice. Spoke to everyone and anyone the same way.%0D\
The Eagles and Led Zeplin were the most standoffish. In fact they were snots. They separated themselves from the production people and would interact as little as possible with all the people toiling away on their behalf, and I might add, not at high prices. And the Zeplin guys were stoned out of their minds. The Eagles were all business- never saw a sign of drugs which were pretty ubiquitous with everyone else.%0D\
The Fleetwood Mac and Springstein gigs were the most fun- Springstein was in a hyly (that funny sport where two guys hurl this hard ball at each other- sp?) fronton, not yet big a enough star for the stadiums. Fleetwood was in a Stadium, Tampa I believe. Actually all the concerts were a total gas. Pink Floyd and Eagles (Hotel Ca tour) were probably my best memories in terms of how hot they were and technically clean.
- r174 I met the guys in Metallica at a Meet and Greet a few years ago. James was very nice but seemed shy, Lars was also nice but all business. I have a big crush on Kirk Hammett and he was as cute in person as I had hoped for. He also seemed a little shy at first but when some of us started actually talking to him (not just asking for a picture) he opened up and chatted for several minutes. He has beautiful eyes, soft skin (I shook his hand) and yes he did ping.
- I''ve met the guys from Cheap Trick at various dinner parties in, of all places, Rockford, Illinois. Not that surprising, I guess, as they all grew up there, and a couple still live there.\
All very friendly, no rock star attitude. Rick Nielson maybe had a little bit of rock star in him, but he was charming and engaging.
- r206 isn''t Robin Zander bi?
- I''ve never met one but I have read the "Penis List" about rock band members on the Metal Sludge website. Pretty interesting; tells you how big it is, what they like, if they were bad in bed, etc....
- "Led Zeplin"\
Jeez, if you are going to name drop about one of the most famous rock bands of all time, get the spelling of their name name correct: it''s LED ZEPPELIN!\
btw, Keith Moon helped pick their name. Originally the band were going to be The New Yardbirds (since Page was in The Yardbirds for awhile before forming Zeppelin), then the band was called Lead Zeppelin very briefly.\
It was NEVER Led Zeplin!
- Not R209, but to add to the corrections..."Springstein" should be Springsteen and "hyly" = jai alai
- Bruce Springsteen checked his father in this hospital where my aunt worked. His father hurt himself. My aunt said his father was schizophrenic. I always thought Springsteen was gay.\
Steive Nicks went to the same high school my cousin and my older brother and sister went to. My cousin went to high school the same time Steive Nicks attended. She said Steive Nicks would sit and play her guitar alone. Steive hung out with the crowd that took pot. Also, Steive Nicks came from a wealthy family. I think her father was the president of Grey Hound Buses? something like that.
- In the early 90''s, an L.A. acquaintance told me that her roommate disappeared for a month and when he came back he swore that he had been on tour with Springsteen as his personal boy toy. Bruce is bi, maybe?\
Rumour has it that Jon Landau (manager) and Clarence Clemons are both gay.
- My dad dated a model when he was younger. One night, she casually mentioned that "Mick" was having a party and they should go. My dad was floored to discover that "Mick" was Mick Jagger.\
Apparently, MJ was smart, funny, and totally unpretentious.
- R195--Lonnie Gordon has *always* been wacky. Back in the early 90''s in Toronto, the host of the local dance music show had to push her off of her physically since Lonnie was practically wrestling her to the ground. it was kind of freaky to see it live on television.
- I met and knew a bunch of people back in the 1970s... I guess I will disagree with a lot of people on here but...
Lou Reed was always especially nice to me. I always figured he had a gruff exterior but down deep has a heart. I saw him being kind and forgiving to friends who acted like total jerks around him. I think he was/is basically a creep to anyone who didn't know him, and nice to people who got into his inner circle.
On the other hand, Joey Ramone was always nice to fans, and anyone he met for the first time, but could be a creep to anyone who got to know him too well. Tended to be paranoid. And yeah, I saw him without his glasses.
Bowie is a bit weird, but can be very generous. Very complex individual.
Stiv Bators was one of the nicest guys.
Met Iggy once or twice, very intelligent guy. I think at this point he's just too famous for his own good (see below)...
Debbie Harry and everyone else in Blondie were mostly wonderful and fun people to be around. Chris Stein is a genius, Clem Burke is just a great guy, Jimmy Destri very friendly and open... Debbie has a great sense of humor and a natural intelligence, but she did change after she became famous--mostly because she had so many stalker-type fans chasing her. It was scary. That is one thing everyone should remember about these famous rock musicians--it's not easy being them.
- I''ve always thought Bruce Springsteen is gay or bi-leaning-toward-men.
- Thank you, everyone, for sharing your stories.
- R215, more about Bowie being weird, generous, and complex. Or anything else you have to say about him. Details please!
- Straight boys are said to be willing to go gay for Bruce...
- Well not an actual band but a male friend of mine met Pete Doherty in 2007 and said despite the fact the Pete was on something, he was one of the most down to earth persons he had ever met. And that Pete was remarkably smart and could speak about any topic ranging from literature to sports. He also said Pete''s male fans pawn over him even more than his female ones. He apparently has an aura about him that attracts people to him, despite his unkept appearance.
- [quote]He also said Pete''s male fans pawn over him even more than his female ones.\
Why does this image keep popping up in my mind of flies hovering above shit? Shame, because he does seem to be talented. Drugs really screw things up in a major way.
- I met Mahogany Rush in 1975 and partied with them twice, once in 1975 and once in 1976 (in Indianapolis IN). I also met Alvin Lee from 10 years after who was at the party in 1976 as both bands played at the same concert. Met Spirit in 1978 in Austin Texas. All very nice guys except Alvin Lee who was full of himself and spent the whole time taking about how stupid Americans are.
- R221 LOL I can''t blame you, Pete always looks in desperate need of a bath, a visit to the dentist and a full night sleep but for some reason as sweaty as he looks, women have grabbed him while he is performing on stage and lick his stomach and face, he is also known to make out with random guys. I wouldn''t touch strung out Pete with a 10 ft pole but even at his lowest point when talks of his horrible odor were going around, he was still banging 10 plus groupies a night (so I''ve read), how he gets it up with the amount of drugs he takes, I will never know. He claims to be clean now and is filming a movie in Germany and looking better. He actually looks quite good given the amount of drugs he has taken.
- [quote] taking about how stupid Americans are.\
Smart guy, we are stupid
- Anything on Pink Floyd?%0D\
There are rarely any stories about encounters with them?
- I met Rita Marley (Bobs official wife) 7 years after Bob died of cancer. She is a giggly chubby church lady type. Didn't say much. She just giggled at everything being said.
I also met Duckie Simpson, the founder of Black Uhuru. He was laid back, watching everyone else in the room. Had a quiet zombie intelligence about everything. Micheal Rose (Lead singer), just popped in just to bitch at somebody for not doing something he already told them too, sounded like a real a-hole. Puma was not there, she died 2 years later. The Band never recovered from her death.
I also met SuperCat, before he was famous. He looked like a US marine. Overly professional with everyone in the room. He was too much business at that time, before he had his break. I was told he was bad news, had problems at home in Jamaica, before he was signed. Years later he was charged with murder. His record company defended him and he got off on a technicality, but nobody in the business ever touched him again.
On a non musical note, a friend of mine was a runner for a film production company. He said he made more coke runs for Mark Walberg, than any other celebrity he had ever dealt with. He said Mark went on a 2 week bender and they had to stop the production, but Mark was still screaming at him to get more coke. The Director paid him out, to leave the set.
- Anyone met the guys from Green Day? They seem like they don''t take themselves too seriously or buy into the ''rock star'' thing, but of course that could just be part of their act. Billie Joe is hot in a weird way.
- Mark Wahlberg is Mel Gibson Nr.2
- I didn''t meet Green Day but was backstage at a festival they played. They hung out most of the afternoon chatting to people. Not a fan so didn''t take too much notice but I thought they seemed very approachable. Billie Joe was talking quite loudly and I found that a little obnoxious but then Americans can sound loud outside of America (no offense).
- What about Con Funk Shun?%0D\
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly?%0D\
The Isley Brothers?%0D\
- Anybody meet The Who in their heyday? The Jam or Paul Weller? I''ve read that Weller has become a falling down drunk who pairs up with progressively younger girlfriends.
- I''ve met Elton John, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Roger Daltrey, Peter Frampton, all nice! I had dinner at Rod Stewart''s house. He''s my favorite. So funny and nice. Kissed me on the lips when I left his house. Not a sexual kiss, just a nice peck. He''s a real hoot!\
The only unkind ones were David Gilmour, Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) and Pat Benatar. Met her many times and she''s always cranky. I''ve met many more superstars because I''m in radio.
- I heard Gilmour is shy and reserved while Waters is difficult.
- Why is Pat Benatar so cranky? Then again, she''s no longer on the charts.
- bummer that elton john is a prick.
- I have a friend who lives in Akron. She took me to see Joan Jett play at the Tangiers about 10 years ago. After the show, Joan's management allowed fans to wait in a line and then each person was admitted into a small room one at a time where we could have a quick one-on-one with Joan. When it was my turn to meet her, she seemed wiped out, but was friendly and appeared to be interested in talking to me. Unfortunately, my friend stepped into the doorway and began taking photographs. Joan immediately, though not angrily, told my friend that it was rude to photograph people without first asking for permission. Internally, I agreed. I didn't want to be involved in what might have turned into an altercation, so I thanked Joan for her time and left the room. My friend was allowed to enter the room and, by her account, Joan didn't seem to hold a grudge.
More recently, the same friend had gone to Chrissie Hynde's restaurant numerous times, not only to enjoy the food, but to hopefully meet Chrissie. Their paths never crossed there, but my friend did see Chrissie walking a few blocks from the restaurant one day. My friend pulled her car over, jumped out, introduced herself to Chrissie and asked if she wanted a ride. She said that Chrissie was nice, but declined the ride. I told my friend that I would have declined as well and reminded her that just because she knows who a celebrity is, they have no clue as to who she is.
I also met the Murmurs a few years before The L Word started. Heather seemed sweet and attentive. Leisha had latched onto a group of cute, femme girls and she was oblivious to the fact that there was a long line of women waiting for autographs until Heather reminded her that they were there for a reason: to sell and sign CDs.
- That''s some pretty interesting stuff, R238.\
It''s admirable how Joan was trying to make the backstage meetings "real" but, personally, I think she''s crazy for putting herself through such a protracted rigamarole after an exhausting concert. I''m exhausted just reading about it.
Fans, stop frightening Chrissie!
- Huey Lewis & The News%0D\
Rage Against The Machine%0D\
Blue Oyster Cult%0D\
Electric Light Orchestra%0D\
- I don''t know why Pat Benatar is always cranky. But I''ve met her several times and she''s not agreeable.\
I was working at satellite radio in programming. Pat and her husband Neil came in to perform and an interview. Pat didn''t like the setup so she said she didn''t want to play (acoustically.) Neil jumped in and said, "Yes we will." She shut up. Neil was very cool.\
Geez, they were only gonna perform a few songs anyway.
- I got more stories!
Someone in a previous post asked about any Fleetwood Mac stories so I have a few.
70's. Rhiannon was a huge hit. I walked into a small record store in L.A. I noticed a few people standing around the checkout counter, but I didn't really pay that much attention. I walked over to the wall with the new releases. I grabbed the new Fleetwood Mac album and suddenly I noticed all the talking at the checkout counter had stopped and the group was looking at me. Hmmm... The group at the counter left the store. I grabbed another album and walked over to checkout. The clerk said, "Don't you know who that was?" I said, "No." He said, "THAT WAS FLEETWOOD MAC!"
One week later my family and I went to our favorite French restaurant on Melrose in Hollywood. As we walked into the front door, I noticed a man at the bar. It was Lindsey Buckingham. He saw me and just smiled. I walked over to him and said, "I bought the record." (Which I did a few days later.) He just laughed and gave me his autograph. I still have it!
- Okay, so don''t fucking throw stones but I met and chatted with Adam Lambert this summer. Struck me as a warm and polite guy. Most impressive was a genuine smile and easy laughter when responding to my inanities. And he can rock when he wants to.
- Bad Company?%0D\
Emerson, Lake & Palmer?
- I met Iggy Pop a few years ago. He was very nice. My partner has a large bust, and he couldn''t take his eyes off her boobs. To this day, whenever we hear one of his songs or someone makes mention of him, she''ll say, "Oh, Iggy Pop *really* liked me."\
Not sure if anyone has answered R193, but I believe Joey Ramone had Marfan (sp?) Syndrome.\
And bump for more Bowie stories and stuck-in-an-elevator-with-Lou-Reed.
- I thought Joey Ramone was checking me out backstage in the 80s at a Smithereens concert.
- r245, Great Iggy pop story thanks.\
rr243, No rock throwing from me, I always liked the guy. How was the show? \
I also want more Bowie. And anyone get stoned with Willie Nelson? It''s always been an odd fantasy of mine and I don''t even smoke anymore.
- Okay so this is third-hand but I talked to a girl who said she met a guy who was walking down the street in NYC once when he literally bumped into David Bowie. And Bowie exclaimed "I love your shirt! Can I have it?" and the guy was stunned so he stupidly answered "...no?" and Bowie said "I''m serious, I''ll give you my shirt right now if you''ll give me yours." The guy turned him down and then, of course, felt like a moron forever after. \
I believe it happened though I have no idea how long ago or who the guy was.
I''d give my left nut to swap shirts with Bowie.
- Forget about these old folks bands. Has anyone ever met:\
Eddie Van Halen (or David Lee Roth)\
DJ Scooter (Happy Hardcore)\
Jean Michael Jarre\
Sly & Robbie
- Male or female, R250? %0D\
Like R245 said, Joey Ramone supposedly had Marfan''s syndrome.
- Anybody ever meet Soundgarden?
- Man, this thread sucks.
- Met Sebastian Bach back in the 1990s, during an event that was raising money for a good cause. \
What a great guy, really. Think about it: What are your expectations for a rock star? That they would acknowledge everyone in the room? That they''d express an interest in everything you do? That they would be the kind of normal person everyone wanted to get to know and become friends with? "Baz" was all this and more.... \
I''ve heard similar stories about Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band: The guy who would buy a round for everyone in the bar when he showed up, invite fans into the limo to party with the band, and generally live up to what you expect from one of these guys. \
There aren''t a lot of them, believe me...
- Thanks, r260.
- Yeah, r260, but did you tell him you were gay?%0D\
Because apparently the Christian fundamentalist in him would start coming out and flinging mud around.
- Sum 41
- I feel lame. I don''t know any rockstars.%0D\
But who the hell are these people just listing off band names...? Tell stories dammit!%0D\
charlie, you could have more stories! keep talking! and please proofread!
- Give us gossip on anyone in music!
- I find it really hard to believe Sebastian Bach is a "great guy". I don''t care how young and dumb he was in 1989, there''s no fucking excuse for wearing that disgusting AIDS KILLS FAGS DEAD t-shit. No, I''ve never met him. But the guy is an asshole forever, as far as I''m concerned.
- More gossip, please!
- The mention upthread reminds me that I was cruised very aggressively by their lead singer Pat Denunzio. I met him through a friend after he did a solo show at Mercury Lounge back in 2002 or so. He pushed aside our mutual friend so he could stand next to me. He started rubbing my back as we were introduced. When I moved to step away from him, he grabbed my arm and tried to pull be back next to him. Strange.
- Are you talking about Pat DeNizio from The Smithereens? I like his voice and songs.
- Yes, Pat from The Smithereens.
- Any gossip about Pat Smear from The Germs and Nirvana? I always got a creepy vibe from him when watching Nirvana stuff.
- Interesting, I thought Pat might be gay.
- Was DiNizio fat? He went through a fat period. Now appears to be thinner. I think he''s hot, did you pursue it?
- My Encounter With Augustus Owsley Stanley
By PAUL KRASSNER
In 1967, there was a concert in Pittsburgh, with the Grateful Dead, the Velvet Underground, the Fugs and me, playing the part of a stand-up satirist.
There were two shows, both completely sold out, and this was the first time anybody had realized how many hippies actually lived in Pittsburgh.
Backstage between shows, a man sidled up to me. "Call me 'Bear,'" he said.
"Okay, you're 'Bear.'"
"Don't you recognize me?"
"You look familiar, but%E2%80%93"
"Of course %E2%80%93 Owsley acid!"
Fun fact: His nickname, "Bear," was originally inspired by his prematurely hairy chest.
Now he presented me with a tab of Monterey Purple LSD. Not wishing to carry around an illegal drug in my pocket, I swallowed it instead.
Soon I found myself in the front lobby, talking with Jerry Garcia. As people from the audience wandered past us, he whimsically stuck out his hand, palm up.
"Got any spare change?"
Somebody passing by gave him a dime, and Garcia said thanks.
"He didn't recognize you," I said.
"See, we all look alike."
In the course of our conversation, I used the word "evil" to describe someone.
"There are no evil people," Garcia said, just as the LSD was settling into my psyche. "There are only victims."
"What does that mean? If a rapist is a victim, you should have compassion when you kick 'im in the balls?"
I did the second show while the Dead were setting up behind me. Then they began to play, softly, and as they built up their riff, I faded out and left the stage.
Later, some local folks brought me to a restaurant which, they told me, catered to a Mafia clientele. They pointed out a woman sitting at a table. The legend was that her fingers had once been chopped off, and she'd go to a theater, walk straight up to the ticket-taker, hold up her hand and say, "I have my stubs."
With my long brown curly hair underneath my Mexican cowboy hat, I didn't quite fit in. The manager came over and asked me to kindly remove my hat. I was still tripping. I hardly ate any of my spaghetti after I noticed how it was wiggling on my plate.
I glanced around at the various Mafia figures sitting at their tables, wondering if they had killed anybody. Then I remembered what Jerry Garcia had said about evil. So these guys might be executioners, but they were also victims.
The spaghetti was still wiggling on my plate, but then I realized it wasn't really spaghetti, it was actually worms in tomato sauce. The other people at my table were all pretending not to notice.
It was, after all, the Summer of Love.
"Thanks for enhancing it, 'Bear.'"
Excerpted from the expanded edition of Paul Krassner's autobiography, Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in the Counterculture
- Yes, he was quite fat at the time.
- The Pussycat Dolls%0D\
Dave Matthews Band
- , That has to be the nastiest comment I have ever read on any thread as a result of a post on the Web... \
I am not gay (not there''s anything wrong with it), but trolls like you should choke on your own vomit. That is the closest you will ever come to rock stardom, and of course, you know that and that is why you post your snarky little comments. You are a loser, you hate your life, you have nothing, and this is why you want to take it away from people like me, who have lived a good life. You are total shite, so have fun jerking off in your mother''s basement.
- R278 - Er, not sure what the issue is!
- R278 made one of the most bizarre comments I''ve ever seen on DL.
- r278 = Fred Phelps, furiously clutching his ticket stub from Altamont.
- Lenny Kravitz
- I remember watching Sebastian Bach being interviewed by Much Music here in Canada about 5 or more years ago and he was an insufferable asshole. Here''s Bach talking about the interview:\
"I go and sell 20 million records, do a Broadway show and some MuchMusic guy comes down to interview me about Poison?...when I sell 20 million albums and am on Broadway it''s like, "So, tell me about C.C. Deville?" I''m like, "Fuck you!"
- r278 - You come on a gay message board and post some fawning fangirly crap about a dude who''s a proven homophobe and then you get nasty (and kinda insane) when someone questions you? You are no doubt a nasty homophobe yourself the way you feel entitled to put a gay man in his place for being too uppity.
not 162 either
- Anyone ever met Geoff Tate of Queensryche? \
He was hot. \
So was Chris De Garmo the guitarist even though he was a dead ringer for Jamie Lee Curtis.
- Geoff tate in the 80s.\
Hot or not?
- better copy of geoff tate of queensryche video.
- who is the woman in this 80s Queensryche video? She is giving me Susan Lucci and looks superfamiliar.
- 278, you complain that you just saw the nastiest thing ever on the internet? You haven''t been on the internet and you sure as hell haven"t been on DL.\
You excoriate somebody in language much ruder than they used. What is your experience of rock stardom exactly?\
Glad to know from your precious lips that "there is nothing wrong" with being gay. Now please run along. You''re ill-mannered, you''re belligerent, and you''re excused.
- John Cougar Melloncamp is the biggest diva on earth. It''s hilarious.\
And Henry Rollins is pretty awesome. Even if his music is terrible. And he''s straight. Sigh.
- John Cougar Mellencap had crappy music. Ugh!!!
- Pink Floyd?%0D\
The Who?( is it true Pete Townsand is bi?)
- Henry Rollins is straight?
you missed a great thread, R293
- r295 Pete Townsend is gay. He came out decades ago.
- [quote]I am not gay (not there's anything wrong with it), but trolls like you should choke on your own vomit. That is the closest you will ever come to rock stardom, and of course, you know that and that is why you post your snarky little comments. You are a loser, you hate your life, you have nothing, and this is why you want to take it away from people like me, who have lived a good life. You are total shite, so have fun jerking off in your mother's basement.%0D
I would wager this IS THE Sebastian Bach, desperately trying to amend his past, until I called him out on it at which point he flew off the handle and went all Mussolini. Eh, no change there then Sebastain, right?%0D
And I'm female by the way and not in the least interested in a.) my mother's basement b.) jerking off - can't c.) being a rock star. %0D
I just came here for the great gossip, and I have a long memeory when it comes to insufferable homophobic dipsticks like you/Sebastian Bach. %0D
The man was/is a moron. I would choose death over five seconds in Bach's company and he's made himself that dislikeable.
- Has anymore on here ever met the group from the 1980''s called Missing Persons?
- What about Whitesnake?
- R301 -- Dale Bozzio and her band caught the true spirit of early 80s LA...
- That is so true, r304.
- Didn''t Dale Bozzio turn into a crazy cat lady and get in trouble with animal control not too long ago?
- [quote]Didn''t Dale Bozzio turn into a crazy cat lady and get in trouble with animal control not too long ago?\
Was it in San Francisco? I heard something about that too
Not that it matters...
- I met Peter Buck from REM last weekend. He was really cool and laid back. I''ve been an REM fan for years and it was really exciting to meet him.
- What were the circumstances, R308?
- R309 - he''s in a band called "The Baseball Project". They write and perform songs about major league baseball teams. I saw him at a small venue in SF and during the break he was selling and signing t-shirts. I asked him if a medium would fit me and he said yes (I''m a female). I bought the shirt and he signed it. I still cannot believe it happened. I love REM!
- Thanks R310.
- From R275''s post:[quote]...In 1967, there was a concert in Pittsburgh, with the Grateful Dead, the Velvet Underground, the Fugs...\
Now THAT I wish I''d seen.
- Took my friends to an Aerosmith concert in the late 80''s. Skid Row was the opening act... Since I was in the biz, we were able to stand on the side of the stage... Sebastian Bach stepped offstage after the bands set to take a picture with me and my friends... His BO was so strong, I held my breath until the picture was over... I forgave the stench since he did just step offstage...
- Chris Frantz (Talking Heads drummer) bummed a cigarette off me backstage at Irving Plaza back in the early 80s. I smoked Nat Shermans and he said they looked interesting...we got into a mildly flirtatious convo. Actually, it only hit me later that he''d been flirting because I was too busy crushing out on his wife, Tina Weymouth (yeah, I''m a woman). I didn''t speak to any of the other T. Heads, but they all seemed very down to earth and smart, much like you''d expect.
- I met the B-52s backstage at a concert they did with The Eurythmics in Forest Hills, this was way back in the 1980s.\
I knew some people who worked at the radio station which was promoting the concert. They gave me four tickets and a photo pass for me to shoot the gig. \
Ricky Wilson, the late guitarist, and drummer Keith Strickland were very friendly they posed in several photos with my friends. \
Fred also got in a few shots, but wasn''t as friendly as the others, could be he was trying to figure if I was just a fan or a photographer shooting some backstage shots for some magazine. I explained I was both!\
Cindy and Kate were walking around without their wigs, so no one recognized them! It was an outdoor gig, during the Summer, so I''m sure they were sweating bullets with the huge wigs they wore on stage. Cindy wore a huge blond wig.\
I didn''t dare ask them to pose without their wigs!
- Worst was the then Nitty Gritty Dirt Band , later The Dirt Band. Came into the restaraunt I worked in during HS. Got drunk as hell. One of the guys groped a 16 yr old bus girl who was cleaning an ajoing table. We threw the lot of them out. %0D\
Nicest, although not a band, was Alice Cooper. He used to come into the same restaraunt.%0D\
The folks in Lynard Skynard were pretty cool.
- Los Lobos was a local LA band when I was in college- they played at a couple of our "Stomps". Fun guys then. Was before "La Bamba"
- lol sounds like 299 is right.
- Dale Bozzio seems to be a cat hoarder. I won''t look at the pictures from her house, as they''re supposed to be horrific, but she just looks mentally ill.
Life is so strange!
- Willy Nelson %0D\
My Grandma and her friend went to see him in Vegas. They loved him.%0D\
- I find it really hard to believe Sebastian Bach is a "great guy". %0D\
I remember someone discussing metal bands on her a few years ago.%0D\
Someone mentioned they heard from a guy they were renting from in the caribean islands.%0D\
There was a rock group that would stay there that had a singer that was into little boys and would bring him back to the place.%0D\
It alway struck me a Sebastian bach he even grew up on a Island when little if IRC.%0D\
Does anyone remember this story
- R321 damn just damn.%0D\
The cats arm bone picked clean.%0D\
Eaten by the other cats.
- [quote]It alway struck me a Sebastian bach he even grew up on a Island when little if IRC.%0D\
My friend went to high school with him. He grew up in Peterborough, Ontario. Don''t know where you''re getting this "Island" story from. Anyway, he''s a bit of a diva in real life (quelle surprise).
- IIRC, Dale Bozzio had either a recreational drug problem years ago or became addicted to pain killers after she severely hurt her back.\
She appeared with the other former members of Missing Persons on a VH1 Classic, or MTV2, 80s special, this was a while ago. \
I recall, she could barely move her head and neck, she was extremely frail looking, she looked like a very fragile old woman.\
Her back was so rigid, as if she was wearing a brace. She jerked around in strange robotic movements, it was clearly not because Dale was paying a homage to 80s New Wave! She simply couldn''t move.\
It was one of the most bizarre music performances I''d ever seen in my life. I don''t even think she was able to sing live! \
Before the performance, I think the host mentioned that Dale wasn''t well, yet still made the effort to be there!\
Anyone else remember this trainwreck performance? I know I''m not imagining seeing this.
- Bach was born Sebastian Philip Bierk on April 3, 1968 in Freeport, Bahamas, and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. %0D\
- Uh enough abot nauseating Bach! He barely deserves derision let alone mild chat. %0D\
Has anyone seen the latest pictures of D''Arcy from Smashing Pumpkins, apparently a lovely woman but with a starnge fetish for plastic surgery and a now (probable) meth addiction judging by the latest police mugshot, with those classic spots you get with meth. %0D\
Poor chick, a lot of people say she was really nice but has turned reclusive in recent years.
- Excuse my dyslexia above, was typing in a hurry.
- From the looks of Dale Bozzio''s cat abuse photos, there appeared to be tons of cat feces, how long was she away?! Seems much longer than a short tour! Or it could be her house was that messed up before she left to tour?\
Damn is right, those poor starving cats started to eat the dead ones, disgusting and it could have been avoided. \
Bozzio, and whoever else is responsible, need some heavy duty fines, which Bozzio probably wouldn''t pay because according that article, she owes a lot of back rent on her California rental. \
I noticed people posting at that website stating the cat sitter was to blame, that might be the case. Perhaps so, but wasn''t it mostly Bozzio''s responsibility to hire a caring, diligent and responsible animal care taker to take care of her pets while she''s away?\
Clearly Dale Bozzio has some serious mental (drug?) issues going on, perhaps she''ll be featured on one of those hoarding shows.
- If R49 ever checks back into this thread: thanks for the No Doubt scoop! I''ve heard several times over the years that Gwen was pretty "receptive" to female groupies in her own right, did you ever see anything to support/refute this?\
I don''t have encounters of my own that would interest any of you, but my brother works with a lot of hip hop acts and ends up smoking with most of them. Strangely, he told me that one rapper (whose name escapes me) who often talks about pot and partying in his music politely declined, saying he never uses substances.
- I''d love to know that too R49. I''ve wondered if Gwen was more than friends with Angelina. What did you think of her relationship with Gavin? Any No Doubt info welcome!
- I met Roddy Bottom twice. Once after an Imperial Teen show at Don Hill''s and once in a cruisy gay bar in San Fran. I was trashed during our SF encounter so I remember very little. I think I kissed his hand or something weird like that. He was sweet both times. Nice smile, beefy body.
- Ha...I think I was at that Imperial Teen show at Don Hill''s. Wasn''t it a Squeezebox night? I was so sad to hear that Don passed a way recently. Downtown will never be the same.
- David Bowie and Rod Stewart are 2 peas in a pod -- both would do anything to become famous and stay famous. With them it wasn''t the music, it was the fame and the money.%0D\
One of the Small Faces was very shocked to learn this about Rod after they became his backup band (and that''s what they turned out to be to him - merely his current backup band). He said, "To me, it was always the music first. With Rod, it was always the money and fame."%0D\
I don''t understand why Bowie is such an icon in the UK. They can''t get enough of his 70s stuff. He married Angie so he could easily travel to the states to gain fame and so she could stay in art school in London. He used her and discarded her once he became famous worldwide. Now he lives a jet set life. He really doesn''t identify at all with the working class people in the UK who adore him.
- R333 did you ever meet Patton? \
He''s aged horribly, physically and vocally, but he was hot as fuck back in the day. \
R335 I thought Bowie''s Low period with Brian Eno was about the music. I think UKers identify with the Bowie''s sound at that time. Ziggy in particular had great, raw music. That was due to Ronson, but people assumed it was Bowie, and he was happy to let them think it.\
I agree he''s a total opportunist, but I do wish he''d act more.
- I don''t know if it was here on another said or somewhere else where I heard similar things about Bowie. He is only nice if he can get something out of you, very opportunistic.
- There''s a line in "The Buddha of Suburbia" that I think explains why Bowie became so popular in the UK. The main character describes boys at his school kneeling down and praying in front of Bowie''s class photo from several years before. They prayed to be saved from their ordinary, dull lives. They know Bowie doesn''t give a shit about them. That''s just the point. He rose to fame during a rather bleak era. All that glitter and glam was a welcome respite from dole queues, power shortages and piles of garbage in the streets.
- It was here, r337. I remember a few postings to that effect.\
I also remember reading that about him elsewhere, but it was couched in vague phrases: ''always thinking of creative opportunities'', ''great business mind'', etc.
- Some metal blind items from Pink Steel (fairly recent from recent years):%0D
[quote]PINK STEEL respects the privacy of our%0D
closeted gay metal brethren. It is not for%0D
us to "out" our fellow recording artists. %0D
So it is probably not us* who have written the following:%0D
[quote]What singer of a band might have admitted that his famous power ballad,%0D
which might have been titled "Beth," might have been originally titled "Ace, %0D
Sweet Masterful Ace"?%0D
[quote]Which metal band might have admitted that their song "Unskinny Bop" might be about circumcised men?%0D
[quote]What famous metal god, jealous of the Pamela and Tommy Lee sex tape, might have released his own sex tape...of himself masturbating to the Pamela and Tommy Lee video? (Hint: it is probably not Don Dokken of DOKKEN.)%0D
[quote]Which famous LA metal legend might now live in West Covina with a 54-year-old travel agent named Wesley? (Hint: it is probably not Blackie Lawless of WASP.)%0D
[quote]Who is the member of a band, probably not KISS, who has bedded an astounding 100,000 women...but might have slept with twice as many men? (Hint: it is probably not anyone in KISS.)%0D
[quote]Which hard 'n heavy bass player und "bachelor" might own North America's largest collection of "Hello Kitty" stickers? (Hint: it is probably not Nikki Sixx of MOTLEY CRUE)%0D
This one sounds like our type A cunt, Sebastian Bach:%0D
[quote]What homophobic front man was unceremoniously dry humped on stage by an over zealous Big Name Broadway actor on the closing night of Rocky Horror picture show in NYC? (Clue: his last name might rhyme with Bach)%0D
[quote]What Metal lead guitarist confessed to compensating for his crooked Penis by owning 360 guitars? (Here is hint--middle name "Von"!)%0D
Can you guess the name of this rock n roll recluse (whose last name might be Rose!) who was recently spotted skipping through the grounds of his Hollywood compound in the tackiest frock when he should have been working on his new Album!%0D
[quote]Which rock and roll titan might just make you his famous greasy pigs in blanket after a night of greasy man love? If you guessed name that sounds like Donnie James Rio, then don't say we told you! (Say shhhhh...give me seconds.)%0D
[quote]By the bi -curious: whose heavy metal stage name should not accidentally whisper into the ear of a drunken and despondent Jim J. Bullock? If you said Slash, then make sure you did not say it too loud.
- Sorry, the quotes fucked up. Or I fucked up the quotes. Here''s a death middle blind (a rare gem):%0D\
[quote]Gay metal rumour%0D\
Whilst I am concerned not to post lashon hara on this blog, the comments on a recent post on Invisible Oranges publish an interesting rumour about a possibly gay member of a prominent death metal band. I can''t substantiate it, but it seems to me that the necessity of making life easier for gay metallers - who are by and large hidden - seems to override the risks in ''outing'' someone in this way. ------------------September 22, 2009 in Metal | Permalink %0D\
I have just read the comments on Invisible Oranges: since the ''informant'' is anonymous (how convenient!), I would keep his words in the "slash fan fic" column.-------------- As David Vincent is also said to be a closet Nazi, he would also be in another closet? Then, one could wonder why he left the band to join his wife''s band (Genitorturers, for those unaware). Posted by: Picard | September 23, 2009 at 03:04 PM%0D
- Apologies, death METAL, ffs.
- The more macho they act on stage or sell that image the higher the chance they fuck men.\
I want more of this.
- Don''t ask. Just ... don''t ask.
- Who met Whitesnake on here?
- Agreed #59 I love Chrissie Hynde! Anyways, my daughter and I were handed backstage passes at a Kid Rock concert in Spokane WA...back when his Rock and Roll Jesus CD just came out. He was nice...a bit cocky..but nice. He was also very sweet to my daughter. We left shortly after because it started to get crazy (as i suspected it would) with girls tearing off their clothes, etc.
- i met willie nelson when i was tripping on mushrooms in amsterdam. he gave me and my friend a spliff on the way out the door.
ran into him again the next day and was able to thank him.
met rob halford the metal god twice. again two days in a row. weird. he gave me his phone number. lol. nice guy but if runors got out about me and him i thought i would die.
met widespread panic a few times. jo jo is the best. mikey was really nice. rip.
lots of reggae singers. jimmy cliff was really kind. just all smiles.
met so many musicians i forget now. hmmmm
- Michael Stipe
Perry Farrell ,Steve Perkins,
Bob Dylan- who was very cool
Pat asked me out as well and I'm a woman.
We are both his type!
- And to add to my Pat DeNizio encounter, I was in a committed relationship at the time or would have jumped on it!
He has the most beautiful eyes, and has a very gentle and sweet demeanor.
He was thin when I met him, and was clean shaven.
I imagine he's pretty great in bed.
- Cat Power (Chan Marshall). We have a mutual friend and I ended up hanging out w/ her one night. Very down to earth and fun.
I met Siouxsie at the Limelight in the 90's. Love her but she was kind of a bitch.
- Cannibal Corpse. George Fisher is a huge teddy bear, incredibly fun and nice to everyone.
- calling bullshit on the Pat DiNizio poster. The earlier post he claims Pat was fat, in this new one he says "he was thin when I met him."
- Met Courtney and Kurt, both very strung out, unkempt and scary-looking, particularly him. He was dead four months later.
Met Joan Jett, who was friendly and down to earth. She paid far more attention to me than to the other dykes in the room, who were redneck types -- I have more of a big-city look and she seemed to like it.
My sister has known Henry Rollins since she was 14 and he was 16 and they are good friends. She also knows Green Day and Fugazi very well.
- Chrissie Hynde is a nasty bitch with a horrible drinking problem.
- I met Morrissey in the 90's I was a temp at Mercury and he came into the offices. He's super tall and was very nice to me although I was so nervous that I kept stumbling over my words. I was a huge Smiths fan in the 80's.
- OP, in no way is Bon Jovi "genuine as hell." He's a poseur closet gay non-singer whose singing voice and demeanor is phony as shit. He has almost no music talent whatsover.
you are not paying attention. the earlier poster was a male, I am female.
Pat must be bi
- [quote]I met the guys in Metallica at a Meet and Greet a few years ago. James was very nice but seemed shy, Lars was also nice but all business. I have a big crush on Kirk Hammett and he was as cute in person as I had hoped for. He also seemed a little shy at first but when some of us started actually talking to him (not just asking for a picture) he opened up and chatted for several minutes. He has beautiful eyes, soft skin (I shook his hand) and yes he did ping.
A male friend of mine swears he blew Kirk a few years ago.
Add another one for "Lou Reed is a dick"
About 20 years ago, a friend--who is a HUGE LR / Velvets fan-- saw LR getting out of a limo. My friend yelled out "Lou! I love you! You are a genius and I've been a fan since I was a teenager!" That was all, he didn't even ask for an autograph.
Lou turned to my friend, snarled "Fuck you!" and stomped off.
What did my friend do? Gushed to everyone "Lou Reed said ' fuck you ' to me!"
- he's a no talent, hate his stuff. And he's short, very short!
- The Dandy Warhols - As ordinary as could be and boring to boot. Can't really think of anything to tell you about them.
Trent Reznor - Surprisingly cordial and interested in what I had to say. Exceptionally nice to my 15 year old son and his friend. Ordered his security to accomodate a special request they had.
John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls. Friendly, down to earth and at the time was maybe the handsomest guy I had ever met. Got completely wasted as the night wore on.
- R340 & r341 which forums are you blind items from.
- Dandy Warhols were a low-performing 90s slacker band. Not surprising you were underwhelmed by them.
- r359, on one of the late, great gossip threads here Magdalene posted about KH & his wife being swingers, and KH was into fetish leather, spike heeled boots in particular.
I don't remember if she mentioned whether or not he was bi, although IIRC, another poster did.
I do believe Magdalene, though, since that was her fetish niche.
- [quote]I met Morrissey in the 90's I was a temp at Mercury and he came into the offices. He's super tall and was very nice to me although I was so nervous that I kept stumbling over my words. I was a huge Smiths fan in the 80's.
R356, you must be a dwarf because Morrissey is only 6 feet tall. That isn't "super tall" to anyone except shrimps.
- I knew a woman that had to interview Plant and Page on one of their 90s tours. She said Page was reserved and spoke very quietly, Plant was far more gregarious. She was warned before that they had zero tolerance for bullshit. When she told them that they were only her third interview both loosened up and Plant said she reminded him of his daughter.
- Alice Cooper. Shy, polite, small in stature. I think he thought I was the scarier one as I towered over him (5'7" in heels).
- R354, any gossip about Fugazi?
- R368, Alice is supposedly a very nice guy (albeit Repulican these days).
My uncle was a senior captain/pilot of a major airline and Alice was on one of his flights. In flight he requested to see the cockpit (just curiosity) and came in and chatted up my uncle and was surprisingly nice and unassuming. They talked a lot about golf and when they got to their destination Alice asked my uncle if he wanted to go golfing with him. Since he had a day layover he took him up on it and they went golfing.
- In 1982, my friend and I saw The Thompson Twins perform at Magic Mountain in L.A. (I was 15). Afterward, Tom Bailey & Allanah Curie came out to talk to the fans who were waiting around, and could not have been more gracious and down-to-earth! Signed autographs, posed for pictures, asked our opinions about what songs we liked best, etc. They were SO COOL, and hung around talking to us, til everyone got their fill.
Meanwhile, Joe Leeway -- the third Twin -- bolted out out the back door and took off running, like he was a big rock star and had a gaggle of girls chasing him. (there were maybe two or three who tried to follow him).
- Fugazi guys are all nice, cool, grown up with kids. Three have wives who are down-to-earth but hot.
- Back in the 80s Van Halen was going to do a concert in Houston at The Summit (a former sports arena/music venue which is now Joel Osteen's mega-church). A buddy of mine was at the nearby Galleria shopping mall when he saw, and started shadowing, David Lee Roth, who was accompanied by a wrestler-like bodyguard. Roth went into a bookstore and thumbed through all the teeny-bopper magazines ("Tiger Beat," et al.) to look for pictures of himself. Then he went to a record store and asked how his band's records were selling. My friend said he seemed very self-involved. Later my friend went to a movie in the same mall, and Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli were cuddling in their seats like teenagers.
Supposedly Rod Stewart's ex-bandmates from Faces DO NOT have anything nice to say about him. This is from a friend who currently performs with one of them.
- R362, more about Rzeznik of the Goos, please. I too thought he was gorgeous in the band's heyday, not sure how he looks now.
- To the person who posted about interviewing Chrissie Hynde back in the 80's:
I think that it was you who wrote a great blog about meeting the original band when you worked for a radio station in Memphis, maybe. I loved hearing about your experiences. Anyone ever meet the original band members, and does anyone have any stories to share about Honeyman Scott or Farndon?
- Deborah Harry is smart, thoughtful and has a wonderful, self-deprecating sense of humor.
Warren Zevon was thoughtful when sober, rude and vindictive when drunk. It was a tale of two Warrens. His wife, Crystal, was lovely.
Madonna slept here, but it won't happen again. Ever. That said, her first hit was my big break.
Courtney Love lived up to all the rumors by being a fucked up mess.
Jake Shears offered me one of the lemon bars his boyfriend baked for him.
kd lang is a mensch. It's a pleasure having her around.
Giorgio Moroder is business-like and focused until it's time for a meal. Then the fun starts.
- I hung out with Alex Kapranos (lead singer of Franz Ferdinand) and his then girlfriend Fiery Furnaces singer Eleanor Friedberger, a few times. Hung out more with Eleanor than Alex since he was bigger at the time and constantly touring. Very funny friendly and very smart people. Alex is tall and super sexy in person.
- i want more cat power stories!
i love her!
- Met Steven Tyler over the w/e, cool, talked to the folks around him, gave away some tickets to a couple that I thought was going to drop in excitement. Looked just like I thought he would.
- Black Sabbath in 1978. The entire band was cool as hell. Great guys and a lot of fun. I was surprised that Ozzy was fired a few months later. They seemed so 'buddy, buddy' when I met them.
Kiss in October 1979. Paul and Ace were funny and cool, Gene was distant but cordial, Peter was a dick.
Judas Priest in June 1981 in San Antonio. Very cool. I spent an hour backstage and had so much fun with them. They all pinged for me at the time (especially Rob, KK, and the drummer, Dave). Loved 'em.
Joan Jett in 1982. Cool as hell. Met her backstage at a concert and she was a blast. Loved her.
Tom Petty in 1983. Nice guy. No attitude.
Cheap Trick in March 1985. South Padre Island, Texas. Great guys. A lot of fun.
Ted Nugent, multiple times in 1984 and 1985. Not in a rock star environment. He had a hunting lease in Texas and I worked in a local convenience store. I loved him at the time, he was very funny and well-mannered. I am flamingly gay and he was very kind and treated me very well and always remembered my name. I was shocked and disappointed when I first saw him ranting his conservative crap on TV.
Alice Cooper in 1986. Great guy and a lot of fun. Hanging out with him was so cool. Love him.
Madonna 1986. She put on a decent concert but was so full of herself. I was within 3 feet of her backstage, but I didn't bother to meet her to "kiss her ring." Acted like a diva (like her shit didn't stink).
Ronnie James Dio in San Antonio, 1988. A gentleman and a sweetheart. Loved him dearly as a performer and was pleased to find he was a great person as well.
Megadeth (opened for Dio) in 1988. Wasted, stoned, drunk, rude. Mustaine was a total cunt to fans and I was very unimpressed. I liked their music, but they lost me forever with their behavior that night.
David Bowie in 1987. He was my hero. Seemed stoned or a little drunk, but very cordial and nice. A sweetheart.
Metallica in 1989. James-quiet, Lars-a blabbermouth but he was fun, Kirk-a great guy, I liked him lots, Jason-quiet, but nice.
New Order in April of 1989 in Austin. Nice guys. I liked them.
Joey Ramone in 1989. Super nice guy.
Elton John at a party in the mid-90s. He was a bitch on wheels. I was not a fanboy. I was introduced to him by the host and he was very dismissive and snippy. Maybe his dildo was pinching, but I was unimpressed.
- Not really rock, but I worked for a promoter in Vegas and had the misfortune of meeting that bubblegum singer, David Cassidy, on several occasions. He's a real jerk. I never was into his bubblegum music as a kid and always thought he was a hack musically. I assumed he would be a nice guy though, I was completely wrong.
His looks are long gone (his face plastic and misshapen) and he is nasty and bitter. A total diva.
On a brighter note, I met Cher and she was a dream. Sweet as pie and funny as hell. Not a fan of her music, but as a person I loved her dearly. A class act and a half.
Tony in Nevada
- Rick Nielsen, Nickelback's lead singer, and Jefferson Airplane's percussionist, who actually drives a towncar here in NY on occasion. When I spoke with him about 7 years ago, he had a band, Hot Tuna. All of these guys were pleasant and friendly.
- the grateful dead
- Having been married to a member of a multi platinum rock group which reached their peak in 1986, I've been around pretty much everyone in that genre. This thread is so long, I don't think I can tackle it, but if you have a question concerning anyone who meets the profile in he previous sentence, fire away!! You guys know I'm not shy IF I truly know something. If I don't know, I'll say so.
And I'm not going to reveal the group he was in, not to protect his privacy....I want to stay in my own "closet"!
- Phish in Las Vegas
- swf, is Bruce Springsteen really the working class hero he seems?
Also, anything you know about the Pixies!
- I have never met Bruce, nor the Pixies. I told you I would be honest! Veer more towards arena rock, power ballad acts, and we're in business.
- swf any goss re: Motley Crüe, how true was The Dirt: The Autobiography of Motley Crue?
- For R374
Rzeznik did something to his face and hasn't looked quite the same for a few years.
Major pussy hound.He has alcohol issues and spends his life on and off the wagon. He's very insecure, was never comfortable with fame and the pretty boy makeover. He is engaged to a nothing he is supposed to marry this summer. Thing is, he really doesn't want to marry anyone.
- R238 your friend is a stalker! Good luck with that
So great to hear a story about the Murmurs! Wow that brings memories. I've always liked Heather and Heather's voice (and Heather's songs) way better.
Leisha has a strong personality that works fine for a TV show, but I just don't like her. Never found her attractive either
As for using k.d. lang... Well, she did didn't she?
- swf, what is the story on Freddie Mercury's widow? She stayed with him despite figuring out he was gay before HE did.
Also, Ann Wilson - love her and her sister, and their music, but why doesn't she take better care of herself? Would hate to see her obesity complicate her health.
- [quote]Megadeth (opened for Dio) in 1988. Wasted, stoned, drunk, rude. Mustaine was a total cunt to fans and I was very unimpressed. I liked their music, but they lost me forever with their behavior that night.
And Mustaine is still a total rightwing egotist nutjob, esp in his later 'God-finding' years; anti-gay, anti-human, still whining over Metallica, the works. Even half of metal seems to hate him, including Glen Benton, who's an absolute tool himself. Dave Ellefson, who came over as mild and genial, also turned to textbook Christianity too though seems to keep a low profile.
I used to love Megadeth and their songs still hit home, not least that Mustaine has a powerful voice, but the man himself has not mellowed or evolved with age. I feel sorry you had to meet him.
- r396, not to mention that Mustaine has been known to refuse to play if there are bands he deems to be satanic also playing at festivals etc. (Yet doesn't mind to play concerts with Slayer.) Michael Poulsen, the singer of Volbeat, also recently told a story in an interview about how he'd agreed with King Diamond that he should join Volbeat on stage for a song - only to later be called to Mustaine's hotel room, where Mustaine proceeded to tell Michael Poulsen that he should think of his image with his fans, and that Mustaine as a born again christian didn't want King Diamond to join Volbeat on stage. (I believe Volbeat was touring with Megadeth or something.) Apparently Mustaine didn't know that Michael Poulsen used to be a satanist and a vocalist for a death metal band, ha.
As for meeting bands, I doubt anyone here knows who they are, but I've met the Finnish folk metal band Korpiklaani, save for two members. Their vocalist was the most drunk and a bit too happy to hug me. (I'm female, btw.) The rest were pretty quiet, but all in all a nice bunch of guys. I've also met a member of the Norwegian black metal band Immortal. He was incredibly down to earth and overall nice. Seemed a bit shy and quiet, yet with a sense of humour when he spoke.
- "Jake Shears offered me one of the lemon bars his boyfriend baked for him,"
Jake Shears has a boyfriend? Wasn't he married to or dating that bitchface Aimee Mann?
I recall seeing them arguing at Radio City concert many years ago, Mann was talking loud enough for anyone nearby to hear. I noticed them as I was leaving the concert. They also had very bad seats, back orchestra, maybe three row from the back, which probably added to her anger, being such a big star and all and having to sit in the 'bad seats'!
It was the end of concert, I don't remember if it was Bryan Ferry or INXS, I used to go to Radio City a lot at that point because a friend who worked there always sold me his house seats which were always withing the first seven rows. (If the workers didn't want to attend the shows, they were allowed to sell their house tickets to friends or family, if no one wanted them, the seats went back into the system and were always available the day of a show. That explains how sold out shows suddenly had fifth row center seats appear the day of the show.)
Anyway, Mann was yelling at Shears that she wanted to remain seated as the audience was leaving because: "I'll be recognized, I don't want to be bothered"! I almost laughed out loud when I heard that. She had the same cold dead stare she always has, even while arguing she seemed so emotionless. That really struck me as very bizarre.
I looked over to my friends, then I did laugh! As if an audience of Ferry or INXS fans wold give a flying shit about that whiny drip Aimee Mann! No one seemed to recognize her, even the people sitting near her, forget about anyone recognizing Shears!
- Aimee Mann has been married to Michael Penn since 1997. Jake Shears is gayer than Gay Gayerson gaying it up with the parrots on Christopher Radko's patio.
- Neil Sedaka. Nice but soooooooooo flaming. I almost felt like I should be wearing Kevlar.
Lemmy from Motorhead. I was in L.A. on a business trip and several of my co-workers and I went into a bar after our convention. None of my straight co-workers knew who he was, I was the 'mo and I recognized him right away. LOL. He was VERY drunk but VERY cool. Not disappointed.
- sWF what about Steve Perry and Journey? What is the deal w Steve?
- A band named 311. Does that count?
- Thanks to R393 for posting about Rzeznik, I was the one who originally asked for more info months ago. Sounds very sad. I wonder why he's bothering getting married, maybe he wants kids.
- When I was 17, I met Queen and Billy Squier backstage in Houston, TX in 1982 (I lucked out in meeting Queen because the Hot Space Tour ended up being their last in the States). All were very kind. Freddie and Roger were hysterical and Freddie was definitely flirting with me. Brian was shy, articulate and kind. John Deacon was quiet and sweet. Billy Squier was nice, too. I had a big crush on Squier and I played it down. Very handsome back then.
I met the band Dio in 1983 in Houston. Ronnie James Dio was a very cordial and very sincere man. Very short, but he made up for it in personality. His guitarist, Vivian Campbell (now in Def Leppard) was a helluva guitarist, but Viv was an arrogant ass. The rest of the band were awesome.
I bumped into Robert Plant (literally) in a coffee shop in Austin several years ago. He was really funny and kind. I played it off and acted like I didn't know he was THE Robert Plant (even though he was my favorite singer EVER - along with Freddie Mercury). I sat at the table next to his and we talked about Austin's music scene, the weather, etc. A terrific experience. Very personable.
- SWF, I'd love to hear about any of the big hair bands from the big 80s. I sincerely love all of that stuff: Poison, Warrant (including DL fave, Jani Lane), Winger, Cinderella, White Lion, Skid Row, etc.
- R404 I met Vivian Campbell with Def Leppard in the late-1990s. The rest of the band were really cool and down to earth. Vivian was a (excuse the expression) self-absorbed cunt.
The only other band I ever met (and regretted) was Red Hot Chili Peppers. Major assholes. It's when Dave Navarro was in the band, so that made it even worse. Major pricks. I wasn't even that big of a fan. I went to the show with my ex.
- I've met/said hello to many musicians and really can't think of any that were true assholes. Among the best were the Cult, Violent Femmes, David Johansen(great host always made sure everyone was drinking)I Mother Earth, Tracy Chapman, the Divynls (Christina, rip), Ashley MacIsaac, Holly Cole, Spirit of the West, Great Big Sea, Darden Smith, the Alarm, Henry Rollins, the Proclaimers, Melissa Etheridge, the Call with Harry Dean Stanton, They Might Be Giants, Don Dixon and Marti Jones, more I'm forgetting.
- Back in the early 1980s I worked for a concert promoter as a runner. I was really young (18-20). I met lots of bands who were popular in that time frame (1979-1981).
AC/DC - Met them twice (1979 & 1980). Once with Bon Scott(very drunk, very cool). Once with Brian Johnson (nicest guy on Earth). The rest of the guys were quiet but very nice.
Aerosmith (1979). Very cool but there was a lot of tension in the band at that time. Joe Perry left a few weeks later.
Alice Cooper (1980). A dream. Coolest dude.
Pat Benatar (1980). Seemed a little full of herself. Was kind, but a little snooty. Possibly shy? Her husband was a sexy fucker and cool as hell. I got stoned with him several times.
Black Sabbath (1980). With Dio as singer. Great guys.
Blue Oyster Cult (1980). Very cool.
Boston (1979). The singer, Brad Delp, was a nice guy and very sweet. The rest of them were nice but aloof.
David Bowie (1979). Everything I dreamed. Sweet.
Cheap Trick (1979) Great guys.
Devo (1980). Not as quirky as they seemed on TV. Nice guys. Intelligent and fun.
The Eagles (1980). Never was a fan, but I would have torn up my fan club card if I had been. All of them were rude, entitled, arrogant pricks. Several loved their powdery substances.
Earth, Wind & Fire (1979). Good guys. Fun.
Fleetwood Mac (1980). Buckingham was arrogant and kind of a tool, but the rest were a dream.
Foghat (1980). Nice guys. Major partiers.
Sammy Hagar (1980). Nice guy. He loved the ladies.
Heart (1980). Ann and Nancy were 'dreamboats.'
Humble Pie (1980). Opened for AC/DC. Steve Marriott could out drink anyone I ever saw. Very cool, but very wasted.
Journey (1980). Nice, but distant.
Judas Priest (1980 & 1981). They were just become mega-stars in the States. No attitude & fun.
Kansas (1980). Nice. Quiet. The singer was pretty wild and crazy. The rest were well-behaved. LOL.
Kiss (1979) - Dicks. All of them ('cept Ace). Lots of band tension. Peter and Gene were arguing constantly. Paul just seemed sad and pissy. Ace was wasted, but he coolest one in the band. Demanding.
The Kinks (1979). Ray Davies was the coolest. The rest of the guys were nice too.
The Knack (1979). Big partiers. Nice.
Motorhead (1981). They opened for Ozzy O. and were awesome guys. Crazy, fun and DRUNK. LOL.
Nazareth (1979) Flakey but kind.
Ted Nugent (1979 & 1980). Believe it or not, he was a shitload of fun. Never talked politics back then. Mucho fun back then.
Ozzy Osbourne (1981). Great, caring guy. Major partier. Stoned out of his mind.
Peter Frampton (1981). Painfully shy, sweet.
Queen (1980). All four guys were AWESOME!
R.E.O. Speedwagon (1981). Fun, but several of them REALLY liked their alcohol and coke. No names, though. LOL.
Rush (1980 & 1981). Nice as hell. Regular guys.
Scorpions (1980). They knew very little English at that time. Hard drinkers and they loved the ladies. Very cool though.
Styx (1980 & 1981). All cool (even Dennis, LOL). Chuck Panozzo was a cutie (No, I didn't bang him, but I sure would have).
Triumph (1980). Nice guys. Lots of band tension.
UFO (1981). Nice guys. Drank a lot.
Van Halen (1980 & 1981). Roth and the Van Halens were very demanding and arrogant. Nice, but arrogant. Michael Anthony was the coolest, though. A true gentleman.
ZZ Top (1980). Hilarious guys and a blast to hang with. Down to Earth. Loved their weed. Major partiers.
- Far from "Rock", but I met the DataLounge hero, Barbra Streisand, back in the '80s. My mom was a huge fan and we went to see her concert. Mom's boyfriend at the time was this rich oil asshole and got us backstage. Streisand was kind (but she probably felt obligated as it cost an arm and a leg to get backstage).
Mom was over the moon and still talks about it. I was not really into her music (I was into The Smiths, Billy Idol, New Order, Depeche Mode, U2, Bowie, etc.). A nice experience for my mom.
- If I never meet another rock star, I can live with that. I met the ultimate rock star. He was kind, funny, attentive, sweet, FUCKING GORGEOUS, and the biggest rock star there ever was. It was Elvis Presley in 1972, when I was 9 years old. Fuckin' A!
My dad was mayor of a midwestern city and had met Elvis a couple of times (and thought Presley was the coolest man who ever walked this planet). He knew I loved Elvis' music and took me with him the day Elvis was coming into town. Elvis' plane landed and he did a meet and greet. Then he was all ours in my dad's office. He was funny and very polite. He asked me about school, my hobbies and was very attentive to a shy, freckle-faced, blond boy who loved his music so much. We even talked about our favorite episodes of "Star Trek."
That experience will remain one of the highlights of my life. My mom almost fainted later that night when she met him after the awesome concert we attended. I had no idea I was gay at age nine, but I thought Elvis was the most beautiful being I had ever seen. It was a major crush (even though I had no idea what a crush was). My heart still races when I see one of his movies or concerts on TV. Mmm, mmm.
- [quote]Aimee Mann has been married to Michael Penn since 1997. Jake Shears is gayer than Gay Gayerson gaying it up with the parrots on Christopher Radko's patio.
They're thinking of Jules Shear.
- Jake Shears is gayer than Gay Gayerson gaying it up with the parrots on Christopher Radko's patio.
Thanks for the laugh,for you:
- St Etienne - Two nice guys, quiet and intelligent. The lead singer showed up right before the show in a hot but tasteful red outfit. Classy and interesting. Gorgeous. Men stood at attention. Cool show!
Supergrass - Quirky-looking as hell, like the Gorillaz but real. Nice guys, great show. Didn't Danny, the guitarist, have an orgy or something with Kate Moss and Jude Law? He looked like a cartoon Paul McCartney. So British. Great live
Johnny Marr - Nice guy. Travelled with about seventy guitars it seemed. Left the theatre fast during a long solo to avoid Smiths obsessives (who may or may not hate him or something?)
Spiritualized - Jason was cool, but at the time, ghostly. Too much heroin. Great show, but he plays sitting down?
- Circa 1989, Memphis airport, Sammy Hagar was talking to me about my hair. I am female, he was very nice.
- Did anyone meet The Plasmatics?
- I've met a bunch over the years, most of them nice. The one exception is Robert Plant. He's a total ass. I worked at a restaurant where he complained to management that the waiter was more solicitous to the table next to him than they were to him. He wanted to be fawned over. That was just one time. He'd come in fairly often, and he was always rude and arrogant, and unkind to anyone who was dining with him. He's an ass. And a bad tipper.
- Who cares about this rock garbage? No self-respecting gay man would be caught dead listening to that guitar and caterwauling tripe! I have been around gay men all my life and have never met even one that liked ACDC, Pink Floyd, Judas Priest(? What the fuck?) or Led Zeppelin. Maybe a few who liked Bowie or Blondie, but not that screamo vapidity. It must be a bunch of straighties posting on here. Go away straight boys we don't want you here. If you are gay then you are slef-loathers!
- R418 If you would get out of your "gay ghetto" once in a while, you would realize that we don't all conform to the collective. We are individuals. Just because we all like cocks does not mean that we all dress the same, eat the same foods, drive the same cars, wear the same brand of condoms, and think the same thoughts.
Veer out of The Castro or Greenwich Village and you'll see a whole new world of men. We're not all screaming Babs, Liza and Rupaul fans, you know?
- YIIKES, yes I meant JULES Shears. He was a fug little troll with frizzy black hair.
Jake Shears is in the Scissors Sisters, correct?
- Cute r410. He wasn't at his hottest but he was still handsome. Lucky you.
- Prince: extremely quiet, his bodyguards on the other hand are aggressive jerks. All of them smell like weed!!! Including Prince.
Grace Jones: distracted , charming, friendly and talkative.
Green Day before they hit it big played a basement gig I was at. Typical teenager/early 20's kids. Girl infatuated and drink a lot. Smoked weed too, hence the name.
Courtney Love: awful person. Loud, dumb, racist, and extremely opportunistic . She dumped several Mpls. Musicians who's careers she didn't see going anywhere. Struck gold with Kurt. She also had a few abortions from said musicians who weren't "going anywhere".
Dave M.D.C.: jittery and distracted. Nice and polite nonetheless.
Jimmy Gestapo( Murphy's Law): drunk and high. I would love to suck his chubby!!!
Dick from The Subhumans: smart and talkative.
- swf where are you?