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Re: Who is a famous person that you've had a beer with?
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2009, 06:17:17 PM »
hmmm

Just a few

Joey Ramone (on several occasions in several places but most notably Pauls Lounge)

George Benson (well he had a glass of Wine)

Peter Gabriel (A long time ago at the Ritz in NYC)

Edward Ellington (Dukes Grandson who I used to work with)

and Many More...

Now peter Gabriel would be a guy I could enjoy having several pints with over the course of an evening . . Or Phil Collins, or Tony Banks, or Mike Rutherford, or Steve Hackett . . . .
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Re: Who is a famous person that you've had a beer with?
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2009, 06:20:28 PM »

Now peter Gabriel would be a guy I could enjoy having several pints with over the course of an evening . . Or Phil Collins, or Tony Banks, or Mike Rutherford, or Steve Hackett . . . .

Honestly... I did not know it was him until almost the end of the conversation that is the magic of that night.

I could start listing musicians that I have had a beer with on here but honestly I have an unfair advantage over most of ya

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Re: Who is a famous person that you've had a beer with?
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2009, 07:44:20 PM »
Shirly Manson from the band Garbage.  I received back stage passes for one of their concerts and was able to hang out and chat with them after their show.  I had beers with the entire band but didn't talk to the dudes that much. ;D

I'm with you there man!  Is Shirley as gorgeous in person as she is in pictures?  That sure beats my Billy Carter story.
This was around 95 or 96 and yes, she was gorgeous!  She was very down to Earth, I enjoyed talking with her.  And her Scottish accent had nothing to do with it.

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Re: Who is a famous person that you've had a beer with?
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2009, 07:45:06 PM »
I had a beer with actor James Marsden, who played cyclops in the X-Men movies.  He was also in Superman Returns.

I had several beers with country music figures when I lived in Nashville.  Terri Clark bought me a beer at Tootsie's once...haha.

Oh, and this is pretty lame, but I've had beers with Gavin Rossdale of Bush, the guys in Maroon 5, Sister Hazel, Leigh Nash of Sixpence (I grew up with her ex-husband) and plenty of other rock n roll has-beens back when I was playing in my band.

edit: I just remembered that I had a beer with Josh Homme in NYC when my band opened for Eagles of Death Metal.
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Re: Who is a famous person that you've had a beer with?
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2009, 07:46:33 PM »
Shirly Manson from the band Garbage.  I received back stage passes for one of their concerts and was able to hang out and chat with them after their show.  I had beers with the entire band but didn't talk to the dudes that much. ;D

I'm with you there man!  Is Shirley as gorgeous in person as she is in pictures?  That sure beats my Billy Carter story.
This was around 95 or 96 and yes, she was gorgeous!  She was very down to Earth, I enjoyed talking with her.  And her Scottish accent had nothing to do with it.
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Re: Who is a famous person that you've had a beer with?
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2009, 08:30:57 PM »
Shirly Manson from the band Garbage.  I received back stage passes for one of their concerts and was able to hang out and chat with them after their show.  I had beers with the entire band but didn't talk to the dudes that much. ;D

Mmmm...Shirley Manson :-*. My brush with greatness: TimO!  :D
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Re: Who is a famous person that you've had a beer with?
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2009, 08:40:49 PM »
Shirly Manson from the band Garbage.  I received back stage passes for one of their concerts and was able to hang out and chat with them after their show.  I had beers with the entire band but didn't talk to the dudes that much. ;D

Mmmm...Shirley Manson :-*. My brush with greatness: TimO!  :D

Gee, thanks maxie....I guess.....

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Re: Who is a famous person that you've had a beer with?
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2009, 05:00:08 AM »
Now peter Gabriel would be a guy I could enjoy having several pints with over the course of an evening . . Or Phil Collins, or Tony Banks, or Mike Rutherford, or Steve Hackett . . . .

Once upon a time, I worshipped Tony Banks.  Got all his solo albums, even, including the dry orchestral one, Seven.  But I don't know.... maybe he's less intense after he's liquored up.  But I think the most interesting conversations would come out of Peter and maybe Steve.  Yeah... any of them would be cool to enjoy a pint with.
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Re: Who is a famous person that you've had a beer with?
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2009, 10:58:09 AM »
I'll add that my wife had moonshine out of a ball jar with ZZ Top.  Not beer, but a pretty good story nonetheless.   ;D
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Re: Who is a famous person that you've had a beer with?
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2009, 11:25:53 AM »
I once had a beer with Dave Barry while he was here appearing as a dead man in an opera!
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Re: Who is a famous person that you've had a beer with?
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Re: Who is a famous person that you've had a beer with?
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2009, 06:46:25 PM »
There are very "celebrities" that I would even bother having a beer with.
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Re: Who is a famous person that you've had a beer with?
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2009, 06:57:17 PM »


Once upon a time, I worshipped Tony Banks.  Got all his solo albums, even, including the dry orchestral one, Seven.  But I don't know.... maybe he's less intense after he's liquored up.  But I think the most interesting conversations would come out of Peter and maybe Steve.  Yeah... any of them would be cool to enjoy a pint with.

Would love to try and talk Peter into handing over the only 'full' live recording of the Lamb.


I'm not sure if it sucks or if it is good that every band can afford to record every live performance these days.

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Re: Who is a famous person that you've had a beer with?
« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2009, 10:07:48 PM »
I had a few beers with Redskins players Doug Williams and Dave Butz and basketball player Danny Ferry at a private party when I was only about 18 years old. Actually I'm sure that I was drinking Budweiser or Miller Lite at that point in my life, so maybe that doesn't qualify as having a beer.

Also, my brother and I enjoyed a Christmas toast with Vince Vaughn at a bar in LA in 2001 (think "Swingers" Vince Vaughn, not "The Break-up" Vince Vaughn).