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I lent my guitar to Joe Perry at a wedding. Didn’t actually play with him.
Okay - this is completely unacceptable!!!!!!Opened for just about everyone in the metal world.
Steve harris jammed some maiden tunes with my band at the time.
Pat Benetar and Niel Giraldo jammed a few with us.
NoOkay - this is completely unacceptable!!!!!!
Story, please? Didja call him “Spyder”?
That sounds cool. What was it like playing with him? He seems to have an insistent groove. Did you have to follow his lead?No
My cover band had a chick singer that loved Pat(literally).
She had a demo of Hell is for Children and we had been playing it for a few weeks.
The 2 of them were at the bar and I sent a note saying we had been playing it and were planning on it later that night and would they mind.
he sent a note back saying only if they could do it with us.
Wow. Seriously.The one that sticks out for me is Ralph Santolla (Deicide, Sebastian Bach, Obituary, Iced Earth, Millenium, Eye Witness, Death).
We grew up and learned to play guitar together. He was a friend, a madman, and a truly gifted player.
I also grew up with Jon Oliva and Criss Oliva... in the Savatage days. They were a bit older than Ralph and I but we jammed with them and interacted with them regularly.
Ronnie Galletti, Dave, Ben, and Curtis with Nasty Savage.
Pretty much anyone from the late 70s to 80s metal scene in Brandon/Tampa I know.
Yeah Ralph was something else. He could pick up things so quickly. He played very clean and was very technical, but what was mind boggling was how quickly he could be so clean and precise on something he had never played before. He was a natural talent and I believe his playing was purely intuitive.Wow. Seriously.
Savatage were huge for me growing up, probably played along to the Gutter Ballet album more times than I can remember and Ralph Santolla’s work with Death and Obituary always impresses me. Picked up a few good tips from listening to him.
I bet some of us have done so, at some point... I was a friend of, and played a bit with, one of the members of Metal Church (I'm not a metal fan but he's damn good!) back in 5th-8th grade. And I got to play a handful of times with one of the members of Pearl Jam, back in the day, at a local popular jam night at a hoppin' watering hole. (He, I'm sure, has no idea who I am but the Metal Church guy should remember me, I'd hope!)
I also am old good friends with a guy who was pretty big name in country music some years ago and had plenty of radio play. I got to open for him a few years back at a fun summer event in our hometown.
"So close -- so close, and yet so faa-aaar...."
OK, whaddya got?
No, but in those videos are musicians I've played or jammed with. I had a rehearsal with Ike Willis for a project that was supposed to happen this year. Probably not gonna happen. Ike's fun to hang with though! I jammed once with Conrad, the bass player from Los Lobos and have sat in with his son's band many times. I was in a band that opened for Lee Oskar years ago and we coaxed him up to noodle through "Low Rider" with us. The drummer from Oxo played in my band as a sub for about a year, NEVER mentioned that he had been in one of my favorite 80s "one-hit-wonder" bands until the band had mostly broken up.Are you featured in all those videos? Which one are you?