Anyone on TB know any famous musicians?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by pushbuttonfour, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. pushbuttonfour


    Dec 20, 2012
    SO I'm pretty sure that really famous musicians have better things to do than go on online forums, but I was wondering, has anyone here ever known (or been) a famous bassist or musician? I'm not talking about meeting Flea in an airport or something, but actually knowing, being friends with, or possibly even playing with a well-known musician. Unfortunately, I have had no such experience. Anyone?
  2. Cyberbowser


    Mar 22, 2013
    I don't know any famous musicians myself but one of the teachers at the middle school I went to is friends with Green Day and played Jesus Of Suburbia and Longview on guitar with them when they came to Winnipeg a few years ago.
  3. pushbuttonfour


    Dec 20, 2012
    holy crap, they're like my favorite band. props to him.
  4. alembicguy

    alembicguy I operate the worlds largest heavey equipment Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Will Lee mows my lawn for me but its probably not the same guy.
  5. seang15


    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    I was in The Great Kat's Band for two months back in 1988. Does that count? :)
  6. kreider204


    Nov 29, 2008
    I met Tiny Tim once. :)
  7. Back in my college trumpet days, I played a gig with Clark Terry, and then he and a bunch of us went out and drank a few beers. Cool, cool dude.
  8. SemiDriven

    SemiDriven Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    Clearing mac & cheese off my screen. :D
  9. Hi,

    I've opened up for a few national acts. Didn't really hang with them. I know people who know people. But me? I'm a nobody. :meh:

    I'm friends with a fellow named Monty Bryom. We played in bands together in high school and college. He went on to have a modicum of success in the 80s with Billy Satellite. Later he had a few tunes on the country stations with his band Big House. He still tours with his group The Road Pilots. We're a couple of Bakersfield guys.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  10. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    I'm friends with the keys player for Lynyrd Skynyrd. We played together for about a year before he got that gig. He played with George Clinton for awhile too.
  11. Art Araya

    Art Araya

    May 29, 2006
    Palm Coast, FL
    Staying in the southern rock world... I'm friends with and used to play with the lead guitarists from molly hatchett. He also happened to be close friends with the keyboard player from skynyrd (who is recently deceased). The two of them lined up an audition for me to play bass in skynyrd.

    David overthrow a mel bay author was my first bass teacher.

    Hate name dropping. Only responding to let you know that its not such a big deal. Most are just regular guys and real nice.
  12. GrooveWarrior

    GrooveWarrior Supporting Member

    I used to play with Howard Jones, who was the lead singer for Killswitch Engage. Great guy, and killer pipes. Always blew people away and owned the show every time.
  13. geeza


    Mar 15, 2009
    Earth, but just barely.
    I'm not wearing pants
    Depends on what you mean by famous.
  14. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Inactive

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Plenty of people from Kirkwood Mo. knew Mel Bay. He used to round up neighborhood kids and teach them to play guitar.
  15. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    Yes. The key to keeping friends that are famous is not ever ever ever giving out their info. Actors worse than musicians. Once I did pull one in to on a situation with an LA radio station interviewing a pediatric oncology doctor who had a patient that wished to play drums with a certain singer/guitar player, and it happened a week later. That felt good and only cost me a few hours.

    Try picking up a used foosball table bought off craigslist with a guy who's been on the cover of Rolling Stone. Seller nearly lost his mind.
  16. Drum


    Sep 8, 2011
    I've had dinner with Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley of the indie rock band Yo La Tengo. They've performed on major tv shows like Jimmy Fallon, and they're quite well respected in the right circles. Good stuff!
    I've also sat on a couch and watched the Olympics alongside Charli Persip. Crazy circumstances and a crazy dude, especially for an 83-year-old. He's a drummer and has played with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Ron Carter, Clark Terry, Freddie Hubbard, Gil Evans, and many other jazz musicians.
  17. Just chatted with my old friend Timmy Lindsay, bassist for Molly Hatchet. We were both having dinner at a local seafood joint.
  18. nojj

    nojj Guest

    May 20, 2013
    On TB, everybody is famous......
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  19. portlandguy


    Feb 15, 2011
    Portland, OR