Debbie C.B.'s PRO 5:56pm, 22 May 2007
what happened
littletriggers PRO 11 years ago
Elvis Costello at the Royalty Theatre London , I was and still am a huge fan . But, never meet your idols , he was just a short bloke who had just finished a set , he could of been our local postman . Mystery is good , familiarity contempt . Love was lost that night , still can't help myself though . Next purchase is a bloody a Steve Nieve Opera I ask you !
amg2000 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by amg2000 (member) 11 years ago
I met Johnny Rotten one night at the Peppermint Lounge on 45th Street back in the late 70s. Of course I had to tell him how much I admired him...his answer was "don't admire me, I'm just a c*nt!"

I guess I have met most of the members of the bands who played at CBGBs in the mid 70s. (and yes, most of those bands are iconic to me!!!!)
kathyp. Posted 11 years ago. Edited by kathyp. (member) 11 years ago
I met Paul Westerberg a few years ago after his Louisville show. I'm not much of a hang out and get an autograph type, but he's pretty good to his fans and a friend of mine wanted to...

Paul's a surprisingly polite, if fairly guarded guy.
learned texture [deleted] 11 years ago
does GG count? LOL!
aback account [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by aback account (member) 11 years ago
During the Zoo TV tour, rumor had it that U2 was staying at a posh hotel in Boston. My friend and I decided beforehand to dress to the hilt and put on a Brahmin facade. There was an expanding crowd of hysterical fans outside the hotel. We just went in the front door. We walked around, wondering aloud "what all the fuss was about." We rode the elevator, searching for their wing.

We got a drink at the bar because we were starting to get paranoid we'd be found out. I looked at my friend's face, which turned a shade of white. She mustered, "B-B -Bono."

We casually strolled over to the table where the members of the band were hanging out with their opening act. Security saw us a few seconds after my friend, who was shaking by this point, gave Bono a bracelet she made. I had loved U2 since they were kids, their music meant the world to me; all I could manage was a blank stare, a handshake (!) and "You have the bluest eyes I've ever seen." lol till eternity. It's true. Otherworldly is the word I'd use to describe them.

Then security came. They were bullshit and we wanted to stay. This dude grabbed my friends arm, and started freaking out on us, to which Bono responded "It's OK." I heard someone from their table tell them to leave us alone. Before we knew it, this asshole was ushering us out forcefully, calling us bitches, etc., We were tossed out. But high for the next 5 years or so.

The next day, we got there hours before the concert, we and a group of other hard-core fans were let in a back door *for the sound-check.* It was amazing, to say the least.
Debbie C.B.'s PRO 11 years ago
rotten was at least honest
but he didnt mean it he thinks hes brilliant
hes a jerk off prick
I doubt hes changed
Crickontour PRO 11 years ago
I once smoked pot with a member of Nirvana. Does that count?
aback account [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by aback account (member) 11 years ago
F*** yeah!!!! Def. counts!
Just these two!!

Dave Mustaine & Me

Peter Steele & Me
on bass alg 11 years ago
I was in a bar in the plilly area ,the drunk guy standing on his bar stool ,soon to be removed I should add.Was yelling DO'TN YOU KNOW WHO I AM ? I'M GEORGE F#$%ING THOROGOOD!!!!!!
Now i'm not saying tit was him.But that guy sure thought he was.
Debbie C.B.'s PRO 11 years ago
did he order
one burbon
one scotch
one beer?

if so then it might well of been him!
Toxic Butterfly Media 11 years ago
I don't know if this applies/counts, but I interviewed Dave Matthews in '94.
I don't know about now, but back then he was awesome! He was a chain smokin' fool, and was amazingly passionate about music. His as well as others!
amg2000 11 years ago
Oh yeah...I met Richard Lloyd of Television (I lived in Hotel 17 the same time he lived there).
Syl Sylvain (he used to go out with my ex-wife, they were good friends)
Last time I ran into him was at Uncle Nick's on Ninth Avenue in 2005...I emailed him a pic of him, his son, and my ex, but he never responded.
Nils Lofgren on 48th Street in the mid 90s.
VIM'S PLACE PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by VIM'S PLACE (member) 11 years ago
I got to hang out backstage at the VIP concerts with the Uli Jon Roth Sky Academy in L.A. last May. I met quite a few rock icons including Robbie Krieger of the Doors, Tony Franklin of The Firm, and Graham Bonham of Rainbow.
I put all of their photos together on a little webpage.
You can take a look here if you want to:
It was alot of fun and the music was exceptionally great!

At Lollapalooza, I had the honor to interview Aston "Family Man" Barrett, the original bassist and "architect" of Bob Marley and the Wailers. It was an amazing half hour... I'll have the interview posted on my site soon.
Miss April NYC PRO 11 years ago
My band opened for the Clash in the early 80s. That was quite the scene!!
madcurtis Posted 11 years ago. Edited by madcurtis (member) 11 years ago
One my best friends from childhood's 1st cousin is Artimus Pyle, drummer from Lynyrd Skynyrd. I got to meet the whole band when I was 17 years old (1974). Well that was all fine and dandy and all that, but the biggest rush came 4 years later. My friend and I started a band and got it all polished it up pretty good when we agreed to play at a 4th of july party at the clubhouse of the large apartment complex behind our neighborhood. Hey it was a freebee, but what the hell. Well to our suprise my buddies cousin was in town for a family reunion and just had to come and see his little cousins band play. Well, we impressed him because he was flabbergasted and he ended up sitting in with us all night, doing backing vocals on every song we did as well as playing guitar in a few (he plays the git quit well). But the biggest rush came when we did freebird. Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynyrd sat in on the friggin drums and played the hell out of it, with US. M'er F'er, I almost shit my britches. To top it all off, a couple of the little bastards that for a long time considered themselvs to be far better musicians than I were in the croud (and there was a quite a croud, at least 300). Well ole mad dog shit right in there faces on thet day. They say every dog has it's day, This is a very true statment and this dog HAS had his. That has been 30 years ago to this year and I have been in bands every since and played all over most of the U.S.A. but this one little day is and will remain the biggest rockin ass day of my life. Thank you Artimus Pyle.
Here is a pic of that day. Thats me on the left with the headband and my little ratty fist in the air, and that is the man all the way in the back and thats my buddy Jeff with his arm on my shoulder.
Crooked creek band 1978
dianalenn 11 years ago
I've met Greg Lake twice. I love his voice, he is a great singer. I've also met Geoff Downes. I've been in close proximity to Carl Palmer, Keith Emerson and members of Asia. But as for meeting them, nope.
hookykate PRO 11 years ago
Lots.......but just because I was the right age, at the right time, in the right place, on the same scene.....
Oh, where to start?
hookykate PRO 11 years ago
Because I would hate for anyone to think I was boasting or name-dropping. And, mostly, it was all a long time ago.......
Debbie C.B.'s PRO 11 years ago
start name dropping..,
just type out the list!
you dont have to mention if you were standing up or laying down
(kidding :-}
Debbie C.B.'s PRO 11 years ago
I met almost everyone who mattered
but I didnt talk to Dylan
what can a kid say to Dylan
same with John Lennon
I knew that whatever I said would be regretted
not anymore
I am totally jaded
and there always filming videos tv shows and movies near my house
and I still get around rock wise..,
who else would except me and not be afraid or think I am totally wacked?
Debbie C.B.'s PRO 11 years ago
Did someone mention asia?
With steve howe,,,
someone had a ticket and begged me to come with them so i did
it was the worst freaking crap ever
a 4 minute carl palmer drum solo
steve howe the crypt keeper
with a row of electronic devices at his feet which is total bullshit to me
the singer was so horrible he was empty and the
key board guy was a bad 60's flash back
it was full of yuppie types and divorces out for the night in connec real ritzy town
i hated it
it was crap
i told my friend you really need to see some real music
you know they plug in and play
so she went to see the new york dolls and freaked out totally
god asia what
elavator muzak crap
iirraa PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by iirraa (member) 11 years ago
This was around 1990. I saw Yoko Ono. She was walking across West 72nd street right in front of the Dakota. She was with this tall guy that looked something like John Lennon. There was some kind of construction work going on at that time and I think that the Dakota was surrounded with scaffolding. Yoko was bending down trying to walk under the scaffolding.

I'm not sure whether or not Yoko would be considered an iconic rocker?
Yes I have - I was fortunate to have known someone that owned a record shop back in the 80's. She helped me meet all of my metal idols.

Me & Steve Harris. Philladelphia, PA at The Spectrum.

Me and Steve Harris of Ironmaiden

Me & Kirk Hammet - Bethlehem, PA

Me and Kirk Hammett of Metallica

Me & James Hetfield. Allentown, PA

Me and James Hetfield of Metallica

Me & Jim Donovan. Easton, PA. Jim is no longer with Rusted Root, and I have had the pleasure of attending a number of drumming workshops that he teaches. Yes, I'm a drummer.

Me with Jim Donovan 12/02/06 (Rusted Root)
well met 100's of bands doing my zine... but i did run into some punk greats like... WENDY O WILLIAMS, JOEY RAMONES, MICK JONES,
hookykate PRO 10 years ago
Oh, where do I start?
aback account [deleted] 10 years ago
Hmmm...iconic... yes, Debbie Harry, Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades...many more...
What Moustache 10 years ago
Back in the mid 90's (long before I started shooting concerts) I met Dicky Barrett and the rest of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. It was at the old Riverside amusement park during the Radio 104Fest (anyone from the CT/MA area knows what I'm talking about, 20 bands for 20 bucks and all the roller coasters your stomach could handle, god I miss those shows). Hanging out near the front gate at the acoustic stage talking to Lee Totten (aka the Jager guy) with barely anyone around, I look up and see the Bosstones strolling in through the main entrance. Ironically enough, most of my friends had just taken off to get a spot in the autograph line for, you guessed it, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
I was too well behaved back in high school to meet many rock stars, though I do have a small list of jazz and classical greats I got to meet.
I've met tons of them, problem is it was when I was a musician and was not into photography so I have autographs but no pictures. I've met Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, John Entwistle, but the two that really stuck out Angelo from Fishbone ( the guy just emits charisma - very cool guy ) , and Rob Tyner ( former lead singer of the MC5 and an absolute Detroit Legend ) . I was promoting Rob Tyner at the time and this was the first time I met him. He pulled me aside as he was going to play a small show at a nightclub to promote the new cd on our small label. I followed him outside and stood next to him ( and then turned away so as not to look ) as he then proceeded to take his jeans off behind his car in the busy outdoor urban parking lot and struggle for 5 minutes to put on a pair of black spandex that may have fit in in 1969 but not so well in 1990. Then on top of it I had to help him strap on 2 samarai swords that were so long they dragged on the ground. He proceeded to put on the loudest show I have ever heard in the smallest bar. He was a guy that you could listen to his stories for weeks and not get tired of. Great guy.
Debbie C.B.'s PRO 10 years ago
Attention yo!
Kooky kate
start at the from the first..Till now
stop pussy footin around child
Graham F Wright Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Graham F Wright (member) 10 years ago
Yes loads of them! and i still think they spent too much time in their bedrooms staring into mirrors when they were kids.
Lt. Cobretti 10 years ago
i had an e-mail chat with Frank Infante...does that count?
Photocoyote PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Photocoyote (member) 10 years ago
I met a lot of fantastic musicians (Tony Iommy, Noel Redding, Queens Of The Stone Age, Mark Lanegan, At The Drive-In, Max Cavalera... etc etc) ... but the best moment was when I met Chris Cornell, in Milan, last year
Debbie C.B.'s PRO 10 years ago
Noel Redding
was a nice man
really talented
in one of the bbest bands around..
I dig Chris Cornell
great voice
apple sauce 10 years ago
Ray Davies is the biggest icon I met, and it was just at a CD signing. God Save the Kinks!
Debbie C.B.'s PRO 10 years ago
o I love Ray
he came to cbgbs and I thought he was this guy from where i grew up who looked just like Ray
i ran over and said HEY SAMMY SMHUL!
and it wasnt OPPS sorry then I walked away and said O FUCK
that was Ray but Ive met him before
i was in a dressing room and the brother DAVE was drunk ray was just tinkering on this old piano
Dave was screaming for a change at the drummer and hurling empty beer bottles
that were wizzing by my head which i kept ducking from
the groupies were al lover crawling all over the place
and that was just a typical r&r evening for me in my wild then life
I was more a watcher then a particapant!
DAVE has always hasseld Mick Avory
later he grabbed a girl by the stage by her hair
Dave..and shoved her face in his crotch and almost smothered her
shes prorably still talking about it.
what a creep
Ray is lovely though
jshrive 10 years ago
Used to watch Lemmy from afar as he religiously played the slot machine at Speakeasy , London UK when it was on way out . One day he won and money rained like a waterfall. Hawkwind had a Glaswegian roadie called Ian who was very out of it one night .Sid Vicious took a dislike to him . So I stood up and said "You are obviously going to win?" so he sat down meekly.
Live Wire Art 10 years ago
The most iconic I suppose, I gave Gene Simmons (and Nick and Shannon) a tour of the art college I go to. They wanted it for the show, but we said no, so they ended up on the regular daily student-led tour. Nick and Shannon were lovely. Gene was quiet and clearly had better things to do. :P Don't blame him.
breakable weather [deleted] 10 years ago
I passed John Lennon and Mai Pang on Lexington Ave once , does that count ? I think me and my girlfriend just couldnt believe it and then they were gone......
other wise , nobody Except Jerry Only and Robo from the Misfits......
Debbie C.B.'s PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Debbie C.B.'s (admin) 9 years ago
oh i knew knew may pang as kids
she lived in china town in a railroad apart ment with her family and grandfather
everything was painted light green
it was a rail road apartment whivh ment all the rooms were in one straight line
I remember he old ancient grandfather sitting in the kitchen

her mom had no idea she was cutting school and chasing ROck bands in her catholic school girl uniform
it would be the farthest thing from there minds I'd imagine

I met John too a few times but I was so young and what do you say to JOHN LENNON I was smart enough to know that I was just some little kid and had nothing interesting to say so I talked to Paul who was all flirty and funny and GEORGOUES and I think drunk definetly stoned isnt he the worlds biggest pot head?
yea he was drunk hahahahah
and he grabbed me hugged me and kissed me n said whoppee which I didnt like then I puhed him away and yelled i know what that means your making fun of me
I turned to my friend Diane and said I TOLD YOU THE STONES WERE BETTER PEOPLE!
Im sure this upset Paul greatly hahah I kicked the car wheel.., Bob Fisher ther limo guy laughed and winked like hey spunky kid and I said HEY I WANNA REFUND!
so my first big kiss was from Paul MacCartney
and lovers quarrel
my life is such a sick weird movie
Joey Ramone a few times, and tons more people who are now close friends now.....
ev371 9 years ago
I was in the pink pussycat on west forth street in nyc.
I looked up and there's Lou Reed.
And he's buying an enema.
So I start talking to him,love your songs,Lou,
and they're ringing up the enema,putting it in a bag.
He was so cool about it.
ev371 9 years ago
I used to wark at a record store on Saint Marks Place,nyc.
In walks Joey,with some friends.
And he's my rocknroll idol.
And we chatted a while,just like regular people.
He was a regular guy.
And my idol.
Still is.
ev371 9 years ago
I went to see the Buzzcocks in nyc a few years ago
and after the show I wanted to meet Pete Shelly,
I love his songwriting.
People were hanging around and I spotted the bass player
so I was talking with him and told him that I wanted to meet Pete.
No problem,come on back with me.
I hung out with the band,drinking champagne and beer all night
at Manitoba's bar on avenue A.
I asked Pete how he wrote such genius songs.
He said he didn't have a tv set.
Walking home from the pub in Manchester he'd get a song in mind.
And if it made it home,it was a keeper.
And he finished it at home.
Pure genius songs,extremly underrated.
Wish I could hear the ones that didn't make it home.
ev371 9 years ago
I wanted to go see the Beastie Boys at the Ritz but I didn't have a ticket. I went anyway and spotted Jam master Jay outside.
Yo,Jay,what up??
He could not have been any cooler.
And we walked right in,saw the show,license to ill,so great.
Then we went to fatburger for a snack.
Miss you,Jay.

RUNDMC hall of fame,2009.
Debbie C.B.'s PRO 9 years ago
love the Lou one
and the others
great stories
I think I have a photo of Pete Shelly with Glen of the Sex Pistols
in my stream... its one of the buzzcocks
taken 2 summer ago at a party in Crash mansion NY lower east side

thats screwed up about Jam from Run
did they find out who did it?
Debbie C.B.'s PRO 9 years ago
Buddy Rich
thats a iconic legand!
lucky you
some where on u tube is a tape of him yelling like mad at his band
Noddy Guevara PRO 8 years ago
I met Noel Redding ( Jimi Hendrix bassist) and ended up in a lock in ( in a pub) with him and just a few ( 4 or 5 ) others , He was good bloke but didnt look healthy ( 1998) I took a piss next to Tony McPhee of the Groundhogs, but one of best was meeting Gene Clark of the Byrds. Had a good chat with him and he repaired my camera ! I was on a plane with BB King, but he ignored me, and was sat in a bar in the mid 80s with Nico ( velvets) behind me. I was too shy to say 'hello im a fan' as she was a bit scary to me. I was 22 she was 40 something ! wish id said hello , even if it was embarassing ! Yep, she was iconic, saw her twice in concert. I shook Bo Diddleys hand too, but as he was on stage and I wasnt, dont know if that counts !
Alaidh...PLEASE CHANGE IT BACK!!! PRO Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Alaidh...PLEASE CHANGE IT BACK!!! (member) 8 years ago
While I know Debbie was not too impressed with Asia, Steve Howe with Yes was awesome. I've met just about all of the band members and have autographs, as well. I have concert photos, but they're on film. One of these days I'll put my scanner to work. I did just post one photo of me looking nerdy with Steve, though.

Me and Steve Howe of Yes

I've met others, most recently The Mothers of Invention (sadly without Frank Zappa, of course). I'll try to get my photos scanned.
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