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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 12:51 PM
So I posted down in the shop talk forum section that I was eating pizza at the Rainbow Bar and Grill in Hollywood and i looked up at the table across from me and realized.

"That's freaking Jeff Beck."

I continued on eating and decided the guy probably wants his privacy and left him alone. I mainly just hoped some of his talent would rub off on me just by being in his presence..... I'm not really one to bother celebs at all because i always figure they get tired of the gawking and people invading them. Plus at one of my jobs we deal with some celebrities and we are strictly told to not bother them in any fashion.

So ABB and family band members aside, how do you normally react?

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 01:05 PM
it's best to go up to them and act like your old friends.

i once saw chuck norris in a casino. wanted to remark how short he looks in person.

decided not to...

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 01:08 PM
seems like "i'm not worthy" would work with guitar legends...

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 01:21 PM
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seems like "i'm not worthy" would work with guitar legends...




Oh...I don't know. I chased Peter Frampton down at the Summer NAMM show in July. LOL!! Very nice cat btw.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 01:22 PM
Ray Davies approached me at The Sheraton, Waikiki. I was working security. He asked me if there was a pool table and video games. Met Tom Selleck too in Hawaii. Asked me if I played volleyball. (I'm rather tall)

Met countless celebs while working at the Civic Center and various venues and hotels. Most of the time they're either busy, tired or in a bad mood.

some of the coolest (approachable) were Reba McIntyre, Bob Seger, Joe Walsh, Springsteen, Oksana Baiul, Anthony Hopkins ( I worked on "Meet Joe Black" in Warwick, shook his hand...he's a small dude but cool) and Larry Bird.

biggest egos (stay away from me) Eddie van Halen, Clapton and Streisand. Lord, what a pain in the ass she was.

met Gregg a few times.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 01:27 PM
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seems like "i'm not worthy" would work with guitar legends...




Oh...I don't know. I chased Peter Frampton down at the Summer NAMM show in July. LOL!! Very nice cat btw.



probably the best tackle by a texan all year....

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 01:33 PM
A couple summers ago I was talking to this guy who works security at Jones Beach Theater. I asked him who the biggest pains were and who the nicest were. He singled out Ringo Star as being arrogant and difficult and Warren Haynes as being uniquely nice and cool.

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 01:34 PM
Intresting Topic! I live in Austin, Tx. and we have alot of "Stars" musical and otherwise who live here, visit here, hang out here, play gigs, film movies here, ect. I have had the priveledge of getting to sit at a table at Antones with Lyle Lovett, (his request) buy Bonnie Raitt a drink,(long time ago) hold a parking spot for Kim Wilson at Antones while he ran home to get a harmonica, be in line at the grocery store next to Ray Bensen,(we chatted) my current P.O. box is next to Jimmie Dale Gilmore's, I was in Antones one night when Omar & the Howlers were playing and in walked Clint Eastwood, he was filming a movie here, he just walked over to the bar sat down, ordered a beer. I was so proud of the locals, nobody approached him, asked for an autograph or anything, just let him enjoy his beer and the music. If we can just remember that they are just humans and let them enjoy their privacy. I think that says a lot when they can go places and not be mobbed.
 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 01:35 PM
Usually, I'll just speak to them in passing like any other person. If they acknowledge me....so be it.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 01:42 PM
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I was in Antones one night when Omar & the Howlers were playing and in walked Clint Eastwood, he was filming a movie here, he just walked over to the bar sat down, ordered a beer. I was so proud of the locals, nobody approached him, asked for an autograph or anything, just let him enjoy his beer and the music. If we can just remember that they are just humans and let them enjoy their privacy. I think that says a lot when they can go places and not be mobbed.


Everybody was probably too busy diggin Omar.

Omar is one bad cat.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 01:45 PM
At the ABB show in ATL last year (8/20) I saw Mike Mattison going into the shed and hollared, "MIKE!!!" He turned around and looked back towards me, and I flashed him a peace sign. He similed real big and went on in.

One of the news anchors here in Augusta is a friend of mine and my wife's from church. She anchors, and her husband, who is a drummer I have played with in church, is the station production manager. She's very pretty, real approachable and just a regular ol' southern girl from Spartanburg. We get together for dinner and cards a lot.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 01:47 PM
.....met a whole bunch of greats---a friend of old owned a rehearsal studio here in NYC & got to meet lots of em.....but those stories of Dylan,the guys in The Band,Miles,Clapton,Page,Keef, etc. are for another time & place---the only ones who spent regular time there who i NEVER approached were the 3 remaining members of Zeppelin who gave off the "STAR" vibe & let you know,even if you worked in the place(which my buddy arranged for me to do whenever there was music we wanted to hear----i would run errands for the musicians & sweep the studio floor over & over to remain in the room listening to the various musicians play!!!),never to talk to them---all the others eventually,over time,got comfortable & were quite nice,although Miles was quite an unusual guy.....great memories also of going up to woodstock for about 30 summers & getting to know some of the local musicians---much more natural & easygoing vibe there which made these guys into more "regular" people----as for clebrities other than musicians---never cared to meet em or talk to em if i spotted them....all alot of fun!!

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 01:53 PM
...by the way the ZEPP thing was when they were rehearsing for the atlantic records show in MSG,around the mid to late 80's---my actual hang time in that studio was from,if i recall correctly,around late 1984 to 1989---security has changed things & no more "fake" employees such as myself are allowed in anymore!

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 02:00 PM
DOUGRHON---surprised to hear that about RINGO---but,i still love his drumming!!

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 02:10 PM
Probably the most surreal celeb experience for me was meeting Robert Englund (Freddie Kreugger)...... We were test screening a new movie of his and he walked up to my supervisor and I. I had no idea who he was without the makeup and he suddenly starts talking to me and introduces himself. Nice guy. The whole time i was thnking, damn that voice sounds familiar. So he excuses himself and tells us "I'm going to go get some sushi across the street."

It's not everyday that Freddie Kreugger walks up to you and tells you he's going to get sushi. Really cool guy though.

The other one i really like was when we were testing the new Chris Rock movie and he was there, BUT the composer was Marcus Miller (bass player for Miles) and he showed up. Of all the people for him to walk up to and introduce himself, it was me, the one guy who would know instantly who he was. I wasn't allowed to say anything to him but later my supervisor brought him over to meet me. Damn nice guy too.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 02:13 PM
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So I posted down in the shop talk forum section that I was eating pizza at the Rainbow Bar and Grill in Hollywood and i looked up at the table across from me and realized.

"That's freaking Jeff Beck."

I continued on eating and decided the guy probably wants his privacy and left him alone.
Man, Rob, I'd have to go up and say something to Jeff! I understand that he's shy and everything, but most of these folks are approachable if we don't blubber around. I don't want to just say, "You're so great! I have all these albums!" And I never ever ask for an autograph! That just puts a gulf between you and the other human bean.

So, in Jeff's case, I would feel slightly more comfortable than with most celebs because I've known his music such a long time and feel I could say something meaningful about it to him, if it felt right. Plus, I was front and center for a couple of his shows earlier in this decade, once literally hanging on the stage (with a broken big toe) just 5-8 feet from Jeff's standing range.



Similar to my view in St. Louis, with Jeff almost always less than 7 feet away--once within arm's length when he was chasing down a runaway slide that was rolling right at me. The drums were straight behind Jeff, and he was mostly angled to my right like this so he could see Jen Batten.

I feel that I got an understanding of his true personality from that evening, enough to kinda tune into his frequency if there were a "celeb encounter" and be appropriate with him.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 02:18 PM
Myself, I'm not an autograph seeker. If I were to ever meet any of the guys in ABB up close and in person, I'd be very satisfied with a hand shake, and I'd tell them, "Thanks for all the great music!"

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 02:48 PM
The last time the ABB played in No. Calif. ,I rode my 66' Harley FL to Berkeley and pulled up right next to Patrick Simmons and we talked for about 45 minutes. I told him after a half hour that I finaly figured out who he was and we kept on talking about scooters and the Brothers. Me personaly think they like to be treated like normal people ?

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 02:50 PM
A simple, "Thanks for doing what you do," and an offer of a hand if appropriate. That is, if it's a "celeb" I like.

If I saw most of the Hollywood freaks, I'd just turn and run!!!

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 02:51 PM
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The last time the ABB played in No. Calif. ,I rode my 66' Harley FL to Berkeley and pulled up right next to Patrick Simmons and we talked for about 45 minutes. I told him after a half hour that I finaly figured out who he was and we kept on talking about scooters and the Brothers. Me personaly think they like to be treated like normal people ?


Which "Brothers' did y'all talk about?

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 02:55 PM
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Which "Brothers' did y'all talk about?


The Allmans of course and he had a sweet scooter.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 02:56 PM
Funny, at the end of the very, very funny show "30 Rock," they mention that there is some thing by which you can send in questions to Tina Fey and she does video responses, but as I said to my wife, what could i possibly ask Tina Fey? I mean, she is hysterical, but....

I waited on Ritchie Blackmore once about 13 years ago, which was great. He had/has the reputation of being moody and stand-offish, so I played it cool, but at around the point of dropping the check, I did fess up to being a huge Purple fan and we talked a bit. He was very nice.

In my days as amatuer music journalist, I did get to interview Mick Taylor for about 20 minutes backstage, who was really sweet, and Adrian Belew over the phone for an hour, who was VERY impressive - smart, funny - and a few other smaller folks like Johnnie Bolin and Carla Olson.

Last fall, we got tickets to do a meet'n'greet backstage with Queensryche, and I was back in the spot of having not much to say. Up close, they were great guys who make awesome music, but I was not about to bust into any intimate conversation. That meet'n'greet thing must be an odd thang for a musician...

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 03:26 PM
Living in my town I am surrounded by celebs. Here's a list of those I've met and have had anywhere from a brief conversation with to those I've developed friendships with, in no particular order -

Roger Glover
Keith Richards & wife Patti
Ahmad Rashaad
Tom Seaver
David Cone
Andy Petitte
Lee Mazilli
Bobby Bonilla
Diana Ross
Tommy Hilfiger
Alice Cooper
George C. Scott & Trish van de Vere
Ivana Trump
Frank & Kathie Lee Gifford
Steve Young
Bob Murphy (late Mets broadcaster, great guy)
Dave & Don Maloney
Marcel Dionne
Wayne Gretzky
Mark Messier
Dan Reeves
Montel Williams
and more I can't remember....

All were and are very nice people when I met (meet) them.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 03:42 PM
I met Warren, Butch, Jaimoe, and Marc outside the Beacon last year. All of them were great...just regular guys. I've also talked with John Hammond, Paul Barrere and Kenny Gradney (of Little Feat), Lee Roy Parnell, and too many others to list, all who were great. My favorite was Billy Joe Shaver, who I ran into on the streets af Ann Arbor a couple of hours before a show, and even though we had never met before you would have thought we were old friends from way back. Billy Joe is the real deal. Anyway, I usually just introduce myself and let them know how much I appreciate their craft. Sometimes the conversation ends there, and sometimes they open up and we chat for a while. I haven't really run into any big rock star egos...I think most of those guys are inaccessable enough that you hardly ever see them up close.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 03:43 PM
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it's best to go up to them and act like your old friends.

i once saw chuck norris in a casino. wanted to remark how short he looks in person.

decided not to...


Good thing.

He'd have killed you with a round house kick to the head.

 

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