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  1. Dalmi Joedi - Jedi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrush View Post
    I know people that have simply hung on the street with the likes of Metallica, or in bars with Guns N Roses. Nowadays you're not meeting Metallica without paying the £2100 cost for the VIP meet'n'greet. I'm not even sure if GnR do those (probably do). A lot of it is to do with how big the band became, and a knock on to that is the venues they play. This time meeting Mike was outside a small venue where the bus parks out front and they exit onto the street to board it. When Mike was playing with DT you'd never have got the chance as they were nearly always playing Wembley Arena (over here) and all the buses and trucks have a compound behind the venue behind security gates. Even before blowing up venues became a thing, fans weren't getting behind the gates and shutters where the band would come out the building and board the bus(es).

    But I do agree about the social media thing - I think now it's so much easier for people to post pictures, recount tales, etc, and coupled with the cultural changes in society (being less arrogant and more humble), bands and artists understand that blowing off fans can easily come back to bite them, so they make more effort for face time. That, and a lot of the artists we look up to have aged and matured, and with that comes being a bit more laid back.
    I saw Slash in the LAX airport and hung out with David Lee Roth a bunch with one night pretty much talking to just me for 2.5 hours. I got bored of him after awhile and left.

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    Best two drummers I've met are Danny Carey and pdf member DeepThought.

    Unlike Tim's experience with DC, he was nothing short of cool as hell when I met him.

    And DT is just good people and a badass drummer.

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    Oh- I met Brann Dailor at Newark airport one early morning while waiting for my flight to Aruba. I noticed his yellow t-shirt then saw that it was him. He was genuinely shocked that anyone knew who he was. Nice guy. No pic as i generally don’t like to do that when public figures are on their own doing everyday things. If they’re at an event, it’s a different story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    Oh- I met Brann Dailor
    Very cool. He's a favorite.

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    Well, I just found out Deadland Ritual (a new "supergroup" comprised of Geezer Butler, Matt Sorum, Steve Stevens and Franky Perez) have added two UK dates either side of their appearance at Download this summer - and one of them is just down the road from where I saw Mike a couple nights ago. Matt Sorum, as I've said countless times before, is THE reason I started playing drums some 25 years ago, and I've never seen him play, so I think I have to go down to this one just to see him. If it's possible to repeat my experience with Mike, then that'd be awesome too. I've heard he's a nice dude. It's a small, 800 person, club gig too, which is always fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrush View Post
    Well, I just found out Deadland Ritual (a new "supergroup" comprised of Geezer Butler, Matt Sorum, Steve Stevens and Franky Perez) have added two UK dates either side of their appearance at Download this summer - and one of them is just down the road from where I saw Mike a couple nights ago. Matt Sorum, as I've said countless times before, is THE reason I started playing drums some 25 years ago, and I've never seen him play, so I think I have to go down to this one just to see him. If it's possible to repeat my experience with Mike, then that'd be awesome too. I've heard he's a nice dude. It's a small, 800 person, club gig too, which is always fun
    Was it the "Pat Boone Debbie Boone" tom fill that lit your fire? lol
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    You know, that genuinely was the first fill I ever learned. But being British, we called it the "flats in Dagenham" fill (say it syncopated-ly with the syllables)

    (to explain, flats are what we call apartments, and Dagenham (silent H) is a suburban town in East London)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrush View Post
    You know, that genuinely was the first fill I ever learned. But being British, we called it the "flats in Dagenham" fill (say it syncopated-ly with the syllables)

    (to explain, flats are what we call apartments, and Dagenham (silent H) is a suburban town in East London)
    Gee, thanks for the British lesson, professor!
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    It would also work for "Flats in Hoboken"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrush View Post
    It would also work for "Flats in Hoboken"
    We have apartment buildings that used to be colloquially referred to as “The Yellow Flats”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    You might think they’re more “accessible” now but that’s only because of social media and email and such. I’ve emailed a number of famous drummers and gotten replies but to actually meet them? Not as easy. I would think that a lot of the guys from your era were probably WAY easier to acutally meet after a gig or out on the street.
    Of course, you answered just what I am talking about. Social media has opened up everything and meet and greets were unheard of back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain View Post
    Of course, you answered just what I am talking about. Social media has opened up everything and meet and greets were unheard of back then.
    I went to one with Metallica during the Black album tour. My friend worked for WEA. Of course, the guy who loves the fans the most, Lars, was not there.

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