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  posted on 4/16/2014 at 08:09 PM
Rob Slob, I'm sorry, but I think it is amazing that you feel these guys give their heart and soul to the extent, that they are mentally and physically spent to the point, they owe their fans nothing else. They play music for a living, and usually it's a natural talent. It's a god gift. They don't have to put much effort into the strains of life. Get a grip! This isn't about owing anyone. A better example of hard work and being spent is working in a coal mine in West Virginia for 12 hours straight in an 18 inch coal seam. Yes Rob, I said 18 inches high coal seam, not knowing when it's going to collapse on you, or if the place is going to blow up from methane gas and burn or bury you alive. I have seen these miners come out after a hard days work and smile and greet everyone they come in contact with, and that's if they have the strength to stand up straight. Some of you don't have a clue. Some of these musicians are ego ridden, A -holes, then when they have become after thoughts, and are down and out, they want us to hold benefits to help them with their medical expenses or help them out financially. Lets keep this "rock star"stuff into perspective





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  posted on 4/16/2014 at 08:26 PM
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They already gave you infinitely more than you are ever going to give to them.





ummmmm.......not really....

the fans pay their meal ticket.....

without fans, musicians aren't nothing but buskers in a subway station......


 

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  posted on 4/16/2014 at 10:55 PM
Love the Crowes and the Brotherhood. Chris Robinson seems to live in his own world, it's likely if he was looking at you he was really looking through you and didn't even notice. Maybe he did and just didn't want to be bothered at the time.

Either way I wouldn't make too much of it.



 

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  posted on 4/16/2014 at 11:28 PM
He was probably just being the addict that he always has been...

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These days Robinson is, if not more sober, more temperate. In the old days, "my responsibility was to the muse, and my muse was saying Ďletís get far out.'

http://www.accessatlanta.com/news/entertainment/music/chris-robinson-of-bla ck-crowes-looks-at-a-life-in-/nQ4kB/

I had to laugh when I read the muse thing. Doesn't he mean his quest to shove his head as far up Mick and Keith's collective ass as possible? Without a cover of "Hard to Handle", which sadly most idiots think is a Crowe's original, I bet he would not be a blip on the radar.

 

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  posted on 4/16/2014 at 11:32 PM
More famous folks need to be like Jim Dandy Mangrum & practice "Dandyism" (03:00 - 04:45):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJuXLn487k0

 

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  posted on 4/16/2014 at 11:37 PM
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They already gave you infinitely more than you are ever going to give to them.





ummmmm.......not really....

the fans pay their meal ticket.....

without fans, musicians aren't nothing but buskers in a subway station......



Yeah, I hear you...........it's our support that allows them to eat. Good point. However, they gave to you during their performance. You judge by that whether or not you'll come back again, or buy a CD. All I'm saying is I don't think they really owe us anything more than their performance. And let's not forget that being a musician ranks right up at the top for cutthroat competition and difficulty in paying the bills. Only a very few make enough to live on without a day job. I'd MUCH rather be moved for 2 hours by a tremendous singer/guitarist and have him or her walk away after the gig without anything at all to say to me than hear someone who I thought was average but was a bundle of conversation after the show. Wouldn't you? A great musician leaves it all on the stage...............I feel like they've already given me everything they had. If they walk by me in a club and we happen to engage in friendly conversation, fine. If not, but I was genuinely moved by their performance, I won't feel cheated in ANY way.

 

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  posted on 4/16/2014 at 11:49 PM
I believe I remember reading a story in Rolling Stone in the early 90s about a inebriated Chris Robinson getting arrested for tearing up a convenience store because the clerk didn't know who he was.
Think this was when they were opening for ZZ Top, a tour Chris eventually got them kicked off of.

 

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  posted on 4/17/2014 at 08:42 AM
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I believe I remember reading a story in Rolling Stone in the early 90s about a inebriated Chris Robinson getting arrested for tearing up a convenience store because the clerk didn't know who he was.
Think this was when they were opening for ZZ Top, a tour Chris eventually got them kicked off of.
This was in 1991. I saw them do 2 songs, when robinson stopped the music and the band left the stage. two girls were fighting up front, and the cops dragged em off, so robinson says " hey man, I'm not gonna play in a place where cops beat up girls" no crowes for you!. I haven't liked him since.

 

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  posted on 4/17/2014 at 09:16 AM
I thought it was pretty much general knowledge that CR is a tool and huge egomaniac. Hence the constant rotation of band members. I've seen the guy do the rock n roll front man thing on par with Mick Jagger and put on some of the most fun rock n roll shows I've ever seen though.

Being a nice guy isn't always a job requirement but it goes along way. It's always been a pleasure getting to say a few words to Warren, Derek and crew over the years.


 

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  posted on 4/17/2014 at 09:50 AM
If you dream of being a rockstar and adored by those that love your music, 'you gotta serve somebody'. Goes with the territory.

As far as the poster with the sharpie deal, I see plenty of autographed items up for sale on auction websites. Some artists get fed up with signing stuff just for it to be immediately thrown up on the likes of ebay. Some will prefer to take photos instead of signing something.

 

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  posted on 4/17/2014 at 11:21 AM
sounds like a song title..

gimme a day or two

 

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  posted on 4/17/2014 at 12:27 PM
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They don't have to put much effort into the strains of life.

Wow....

 

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  posted on 4/17/2014 at 01:34 PM
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I'd MUCH rather be moved for 2 hours by a tremendous singer/guitarist and have him or her walk away after the gig without anything at all to say to me than hear someone who I thought was average but was a bundle of conversation after the show. Wouldn't you?




depends upon who it is and how the conversation went.....

for example---im not a huge tori amos fan and her live show was pretty danged good, but the conversation i had with her backstage before the show---well, that something ill never forget......

her and i talked like we had known each other for years.......and she was super sweet.....we really didnt want to end conversation but she had to get ready for show.........and on way out, she demanded that i give her a hug.........so, what's a feller to do?

 

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  posted on 4/17/2014 at 01:48 PM
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sounds like a song title..

gimme a day or two


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  posted on 4/17/2014 at 01:49 PM
CR is famously aloof. I would have been surprised if you got any other reaction to him.

 

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  posted on 4/17/2014 at 03:56 PM
to be stuck outside of mobile
with the been snubbed blues again..

 

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  posted on 4/17/2014 at 04:36 PM
The two biggest problems in a "celebrity's" life: the day fans start buggin' the $hit out of ya ... and the day that they stop.

 

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  posted on 4/17/2014 at 07:27 PM
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The two biggest problems in a "celebrity's" life: the day fans start buggin' the $hit out of ya ... and the day that they stop.

 

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  posted on 4/17/2014 at 08:57 PM
This reminds of a video of some Allman Brothers "fan" that tries to get Gregg's autograph. He starts singing Marshall Tucker to prove he is a "fan" lol!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blSluS7dkH8

 

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  posted on 4/17/2014 at 10:01 PM
Interesting posts. I think it depends on the situation, really. I have been fortunate, and in some cases unfortunate to meet some very famous people. People are people and everyone has a bad day or just isn't in the mood. Be that as it may, if the person is downright rude, then yeah it leaves you, the Fan, feeling either let down, or frustrated or downright angry. And sometimes it's hard to determine which given the circumstances. At least in my experiences.

I can give some examples of what I mean....

I went to Jimmy Page & Robert Plant @ Great Woods in Massachusetts. And yes, I still, and will always call it Great Woods Anyhoo, the opening act is on and we had all been tailgating all day and I had too much to drink. We were outside the Shed, having a smoke, I have a Beer in hand and I literally turned around and was face to face with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. There he is standing in front of me with his daughter. Not Liv, she was very young...maybe a grand daughter. And of course because I had a few in me, I was....Flabberghasted? lol that I was meeting him. And it was totally a Chris Farley Show type moment and I made a fool out of myself. All the while, Steven is trying to get away from me, cordial, but still like okay man...as I am blabbering about how awesome this is and that is etc etc etc. Looking back on it now, I am super embarrassed by it. Back then, I was like well he wasn't the nicest of people but I had to re-look at it like, yeah, I was drunk....and for those of you who haven't met me, I am not that small of a guy. So it was me being a knucklehead. Took me a few to figure that out. And I don't blame Steven Tyler at all for not wanting to have anything to do with me. I hope one day I get to meet him again, because I respect him and I would probably apologize to him

On another occasion, in Springfield, Massachusetts I was at Lynyrd Skynyrd. This was the Last Rebel Tour. Ed King and Randall Hall were still in the band. I had front row tickets and I could not have been more psyched. Show was great, (my first Tuesday's Gone) and I had my original "Street Survivors" vinyl record with the flames on it, and all original packaging. I didn't really expect to get it signed but I figured what wth. So I asked a Manager? with the Band to have them sign it. And they did. They took it backstage and they all signed it. Everyone except Gary Rossington. I was a HUGE GR fan. Still am. I always looked up to him when I was starting out on Guitar. So to make a long story longer, I am like well I have to get GR to sign it. And the Manager? guy says to me, "well I wouldn't plan on Gary to sign anything. He just received some bad news, his Mother is really sick"......which was none of my business, you know? I was like Oh okay. But I stayed. Gary comes out the stage door and fans are all over him. Sign this, sign that etc and I dont know if I was the only one the Manager? told? but Gary was kind of visibly upset. Naturally. And he walks towards me near the Bus and looks at me, I am holding the album and he doesn't say anything. So instead of asking him to sign it I just extended my hand and said "Mr Rossington, I wanted to Thank You for this evening. I am a huge fan of yours. I understand that tonight isn't the best night for you and your family and I just wanted to say that my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours man" and he looked me square in the eye and was like THANK YOU. He asked me about the Album and I said everyone had signed it except him, but he didn't have to sign it. It wasn't important. He immediately signed it, shook my hand, thanked ME of all people and got on the Bus. Imagine that. Then years later the album was stolen...sons a beaches lol

And lastly, Newport Folk Festival, Rhode Island. I have a All Access Backstage Pass. I could have gone on stage if I wanted to technically. CS&N is headlining. I am elated. Graham Nash is probably one of THE coolest cats I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Talked to me for a long time too. It was great. I wanted no pictures, no autographs etc (That's probably why he was so cool lol) So David Crosby shows up, and is walking down the tunnel towards the stage and I am walking up towards the field (catering etc) and I see him coming so I stopped, extended my hand and said "Mr Crosby. I am a huge fan of your music. I can't wait to see you perform. I just wanted to say thank you for all your wonderful music over the years" That's it. He looks at me. Looks down at my hand. Looks back up at me. Smirks and says "yeah pffft whatever" and walks away. Not even a handshake. Spoke down to me like I was less of a human being than him. I was like *&^%$%# him man!! I was livid. All I did was pay the cat a compliment, and he treated me like I had pissed in his Cheerios that morning. Took me a long time to even listen to a CSN song, because every time I heard one I relived that moment.

So, there is just 3 examples of the many, many times I could give here. The first was me being a dbag, the second was out of my control entirely, and the third was someone who was just being a complete touch hole for no apparent reason. I think you have to be able to read the situation. NEVER approach anyone at a Restaurant, when they are eating. That's lame. lol Although I have offered from my table to send a round of drinks or dessert etc as a Thank You...which has worked. Each situation is completely different. Hell, anyone who has ever met Jaimoe can tell you that lol you never know what to expect? Gregory is right, he IS the strangest cat I have ever met. Thats why I love him. God bless everyone. Oh, and Happy Easter if I dont get the chance to wish it on Sunday. Peach & Love, Shape



 

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  posted on 4/18/2014 at 07:11 AM
Working in radio for 12 years, I've come to learn that most celebs are complete a-holes. I used to say hello, but now I mind my own business when they come through the studio. Very rarely is a celeb a nice person. It's refreshing when they are, but it's best to just not expect it.
 

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  posted on 4/18/2014 at 09:13 AM
I would never expect a celebrity to acknowledge me or give me time from their day. The only one I ever approached on the street was my hero Joe Frazier. I expected nothing, prayed I didn't offend him, and would have apologized if it rubbed him wrong. I only did it because he is my hero. It went well, we talked for at least five minutes, and he was a gentleman deluxe. Having said all that, and done it myself that one time, I think approaching people like that is wrong. Saying "Hello" in passing is one thing, but asking for signatures and such is just asking for something you are not owed at all. It is not a "gift" when you ask for it. Joe, gave me a gift, two signed pics he had in his Cadillac. I have one, the other I gave to Marleys dear brother as inspiration in his fight. I hope someone in the Peachnutt family still has it.

 

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  posted on 4/18/2014 at 09:19 AM
Of all the celebrities/performers I have met, I must say Stevie Ray Vaughan is the only one I actually liked more AFTER meeting him. What an absolutely sweet human being.
 

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  posted on 4/18/2014 at 09:30 AM
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Of all the celebrities/performers I have met, I must say Stevie Ray Vaughan is the only one I actually liked more AFTER meeting him. What an absolutely:-) sweet human being.

I have heard the same said by others.
Never had the opportunity to meet Stevie, but I would have to emphatically to say the same for brother Danny Toler.

 

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Well 30 years of heart and soul,lord we took it further than rock and roll.
We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
Brother against brother....

 

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  posted on 4/18/2014 at 12:38 PM
I was taking a piss in a restaurant in Macon and Warren walks into the bathroom. As we were washing our hands, I thanked him for his tireless work on the road and told him that the Mule's late night jam at Wannee that year was as close to Zeppelin that I will ever see. He smiled real big and said' That is a mighty big compliment". Nothing else said on either end a very cool moment!

 

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