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Old 01-23-02, 02:27 PM
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What music artists have you met?

Inspired by the I Met Trent Reznor and the rest of Nine Inch Nails! thread.

Has anyone else met any other artists?

I've met Deborah Gibson and Willa Ford. Got a picture and autograph with both.
Old 01-23-02, 02:36 PM
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I've met:

Clint Black

Megadeth

Trisha Yearwood

Toadies

Tanya Tucker


My GF has met:

Pat Green

Robert Earl Keen

Non Music Celebs I've met include:

Robert Tilton

Quite a few NBA and NFL players

But I would give it all up for the chance to have met Deborah Gibson. Seriously.
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I've met Jon Fishman from Phish. I saw him walking through an airport actually. I didn't want to bother him much but did go up and introduce myself and thanked him for the music.

I also met Rhett Miller from the Old 97's. I went to one of their shows with a few friends. While the opening band was playing, we went up to the (mostly empty) balcony to have a few drinks. We sat at a table, and there was a skinny guy writing something at the table next to us. I wouldn't say we abused him actually, but we were a bit rowdy from the liquor and asked him a few times to call our waitress for us. Let's just say I wasn't as polite as I normally would be. He got up for a minute and left his pad. I glanced at it and it was a setlist of Old 97's tunes. That's when I realized... When he came back, I apologized and talked to him for a few minutes.

Finally, I met Britney Spears. A buddy of mine is a DJ and was asked to play a "private party". I went with him, and when we got there, it turned out that it was Britney's party. Not much else to speak of on this one.

Meeting Jon Fishman and Rhett Miller might not seem like that big of a deal, but Phish and the Old 97's are probably my two favorite bands. It was quite a thrill to meet both without even trying to do so.
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Billy Corgan, Eddie Vedder, and Mike Mills of R.E.M.
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I went to high school with Zack DeLaRocha.

He was a pretty normal/popular kid. I resent how he has used his "minority" status to pretend like he was made to feel put-down-upon than he really was while growing up.

He was no less disadvantaged than any other average Orange County high school kid.

He was fun to hang out with, though - kind of a class clown.
We used to ride bikes in the "wilderness" of Irvine before it was all developed over.
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Ian Astbury- Cult
Jellyfish
Smithereens
Aerosmith
Diamond Rio
Sawyer Brown
Reba McEntire
Garth Brooks
Joe Ely
John Prine
Pam Tillis
John Mellancamp
Dangerous Toys
Junkyard
Restless Heart
The short dude from Everclear
Poison
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Metallica
Erika Luckett
Old 01-23-02, 10:15 PM
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I have met a few... My favorite are....

Steven Tyler - ran into at a Ritz hotel and talked for about 20 minutes.
Sting - was extremely laid back and nice.
Nikki Sixx - he is the definition of a 'cool' rock star.

The worst was Deion Sanders (he did do a song once didn't he?)
Old 01-23-02, 10:24 PM
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Pantera -- really cool and down to earth

Anthrax -- see above

Styx -- they seemed bored at the CD signing

Mr Big -- a$$holes
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One time at a Horde festival M. Doughty of Soul Coughing ran into me while trying to outrun some female fans. He excused himself and kept walking.

I've also met and talked to jazz group SheshBesh, although briefly.

After a show at Philly's Electric Factory I met each member of Jurassic 5 as well as members of Dilated Peoples. Later on that show we were invited to attend a taping of J5's new video "W.O.E. is Me" (I did not make the final cut). During that taping I also met hip-hop legend Schoolly D.

My best meeting was with Prince Paul (of De La Soul) protege MC Paul Barman who was a delight to see on stage and in person.

J5 and Dilated Peoples were by far the friendliest and most supportive of their fans, although Schooly D asserted that he wanted to find a party and anyone that wanted to go with him could.
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Ed Kowalczyk of Live
Better Than Ezra
Nashville *****
The Marley Bros.
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I once briefly met Bono & Edge of U2 along with 50-70 other fans hanging outside their hotel. They are EXTREMELY patient and generous.

At cd signings (I never see famous people in "real life"):

Garbage
Chris Isaak
Indigo Girls
Tony Bennett
Linda Ronstadt
Matthew Sweet
Donny Osmond
Yo-Yo Ma

Everyone was very nice and friendly, particularly Yo-Yo Ma and Garbage.
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I used to work at the Late Show, so that's how I met most of these people:

Faith Hill
Pearl Jam
Foo Fighters
Oasis
Live
(Paul Shaffer )
I know there's more, but I guess those are the ones that stick out in my mind.

I hung out once with my favorite band, Toad the wet Sprocket. Really nice guys.
Old 01-24-02, 10:56 AM
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Ive met:

Little Richard
REM
The Smithereens
kd lang
Chuck Berry
Brian Wilson - Beach Boys
Ben Folds Five
Winton Marsalis
Public Enemy
BB King
Indigo Girls
Carlos Santana
Gregg Allman
Cyndi Lauper
Colin Hay of Men at Work
Outkast
Garbage
Dwight Yoakam
Robert Cray
Buddy Guy
Peter Noone
Mickey Dolenz
Loverboy
NRBQ
Guided By Voices
Poe
They Might Be Giants
The Go-Gos
Iggy Pop
Mathew Sweet
Run DMC
Travis
B-52s
Al Green
Patti Labelle
Continental Drifters
George Clinton
drivin n cryin
Eek-a-mouse
Booker T
Edwin McCain
Hootie and the Blowfish
Cheap Trick
Talking Heads
Violent Femmes
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I worked as a studio/tour musician for LaFace records in Atlanta for a few years. I played with, and met many musicians, too many to list.
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Met the bassist of Ben Folds Five. All the members of Super Furry Animals. Bob Pollard from Guided by Voices. One of the members of Echobelly. Got introduced to Ian McCulloch (Echo and the Bunnymen). Talked with the lead singers of Hefner and Muse.

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Originally posted by AtlDVD
Ive met:

Little Richard
REM
The Smithereens
kd lang
Chuck Berry
Brian Wilson - Beach Boys
Ben Folds Five
Winton Marsalis
Public Enemy
BB King
Indigo Girls
Carlos Santana
Gregg Allman
Cyndi Lauper
Colin Hay of Men at Work
Outkast
Garbage
Dwight Yoakam
Robert Cray
Buddy Guy
Peter Noone
Mickey Dolenz
Loverboy
NRBQ
Guided By Voices
Poe
They Might Be Giants
The Go-Gos
Iggy Pop
Mathew Sweet
Run DMC
Travis
B-52s
Al Green
Patti Labelle
Continental Drifters
George Clinton
drivin n cryin
Eek-a-mouse
Booker T
Edwin McCain
Hootie and the Blowfish
Cheap Trick
Talking Heads
Violent Femmes
Whoa! I'm jealous man -- what was David Byrne like?!?!?
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I met and partied with Andrew Fletcher (Fletch) of Depeche Mode for over five hours at his restaurant in London. He actually sat at our table and bought me and my friends several bottles of wine and many many cocktails. Probably because the females in my group were very hot. He even dj'd for us from the stereo behind the bar. It's a small place. Thought that was a cool experience. This past summer, hung out with Fletch *and* Martin Gore for about 30 minutes at the Philadelphia Four Seasons Hotel bar after their concert. Along with their touring drummer, keyboard player, back-up singers, managers, etc. Martin sang for us at the piano. All true. And very surreal.

I met and hung out with Shakespear's Sister for about 45 minutes in their dressing room after their concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. back in '92 (does anyone remember them?).

I kind of met the B-52's. I interrupted an interview MTV was giving them outside the Peta Concert on the mall in D.C. back in '89. I was SO drunk. I just had to say hi to Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson. Heh heh. They were cool. Smiled and said 'hi'. Shaking my hand. MTV wasn't too happy I barged in on their filming.

I also met Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger from General Public and the English Beat after a General Public concert.

And I ran into several members of the Escape Club at a small club in D.C. when they were in town touring. They had that one hit called "Wild Wild West".
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I've actually hung out with a few bands...mainly Dallas based. i've hung out with Rhett from the Olds on a few occasions and been to many parties where he was having fun.

About 5 or 6 years ago I met Leigh Nash from Sixpence, before she was married, and then emailed her asking her to my Junior Prom. Her boyfriend, Mark Nash, emailed me back with a paticularly nasty email. He's like in the band PFR.

Before a day long concert, I met Jason Martin from Starflyer 59 and David Baazan (sp?) from Pedro the Lion. They hadn't eatten all day and were asking about good kind of fast food. I went with them to a good hamburger joint. This was in Wichita, KS. They were really cool guys with a lot of stories to tell.

those are the ones I remember.
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Motley Crue
CC Deville(what a crazy guy to hang out with)
Gene Simmons
Paul Stanley
Kip Winger
Rob Halford
La Guns
Quiet Riot
Warrant
Slaughter
John Corabi
Jizzy Pearl
Jessica Simpson
Nuno Bettencourt(went to a strip join together..awesome guy..call Gary Cherone on his cell phone for me)
Firehouse
Zebra
Mike Portnoy
Jon Bon Jovi
David Bryan
Macy Gray
Vertical Horizon
Slash
Eric Dover
Sebastian Bach
Big Wreck
Candle Box
TCB Band (Elvis's band from the 70's)
Megadeth
Marilyn Manson
Nashville *****
Dokken
Britny Fox
Vixen
Danger Danger
Eric Singer
Enuff z nuff
Jackyl
Geddy lee
The misfits
Trixter
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Originally posted by Alyoshka
Before a day long concert, I met Jason Martin from Starflyer 59 and David Baazan (sp?) from Pedro the Lion. They hadn't eatten all day and were asking about good kind of fast food. I went with them to a good hamburger joint. This was in Wichita, KS. They were really cool guys with a lot of stories to tell.
Cool story. I talked to David Bazan briefly before a show in Montreal. PtL was playing with Low, who I also got to talk to briefly -- Alan, at least -- because I was let in early (during soundcheck) to take photos.

The only other artists I've met are less widely-known. I hung out with Barbara Manning and the Go-Luckys 2 nights in a row -- went to dinner and a small party/gathering after the last show. I played host to a small Australian band called The Mabels (they're on Candle records outside the US, and I think Drive-In in the states) -- they stayed at my house after a show, had dinner, watched dvds, and generally lounged around. I met Ted Leo briefly after a show. I hung out with Swearing at Motorists after a show -- went to a bar and a small party.
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David Byrne was very nice. He was playing at a big music festival in Atlanta and was simply walking around checking out the place. One of the security guards later told me he had refused all security and security escorts and wanted to simply enjoy the festival. All of the other acts were escorted around on golf carts with security guards or in vans.

He was friendly and talkative, and signed some Talking Heads and solo stuff for me.
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One of my friends who knows some guy who works for the Red Hot Chili Peppers hooked me up with backstage passes to a couple of Red Hot Chili Peppers/ Foo Fighter concerts awhile ago. I stood next to Dave Grohl during the Chili Peppers show and I got to hang out on the tour bus for awhile after the show with the Chili Peppers.
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Musicians and Actors, et al. Some were just an autograph or a handshake. Jackie the Jokeman was by proximity. ;-)

Barrett Deems (Legendary jazz drummer. Saw him weekly at a very small bar. The epitome of cool and nice).
Roger Ebert
David Hasselhoff (Back in his Knight Rider days)
Jackie Martling (Unknowingly rode in an elevator with him in Vegas two weeks ago)
Joe Montenga
Ozzy Osbourne
Richie Sambora
Tico Torres
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Originally posted by Alyoshka

About 5 or 6 years ago I met Leigh Nash from Sixpence, before she was married, and then emailed her asking her to my Junior Prom. Her boyfriend, Mark Nash, emailed me back with a paticularly nasty email. He's like in the band PFR.
PFR? Pray For Rain? Isn't that a Christian-ish group? He shouldn't be sending out nasty emails .

I've only met one. Spider One of Powerman 5000. I got him to sign a ticket stub for me.
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Buddy Guy
Albert Collins
John Fogerty
Joe Pass
Herb Ellis
Les Paul
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter
Jorma Kaukonen
Jack Cassidy
John Kay
James Burton
Steve Morse
Ginger Baker
Joey Kramer
Alan White
Patrick Moraz
Jan Hammer
Nathan East
Chris Squire
Keb' Mo'
Carmine Appice
Jeff Cook
Victor Wooten
Dweezel Zappa
Michael Anthony
Ernie Isley
Michael Pinder
Kirk Hammett
Albert Lee
Gene Simmons
Robben Ford
Jennifer Battan
Lita Ford
Hal Blaine
Jason Bohnam
Yngwie Malmsteen
Paul Gilbert
Billy Sheehan
Andy Summers
Reeves Gabrel
Elliot Easton
Tom Scholtz
Larry Carlton
Tony Levin
Adrian Belew
Chick Corea
Al Di Meola
Stuart Hamm
Danny Gatton

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