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Old 11-16-2010, 12:56 AM
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Band Members: Who's Nice and Who's a Dick to Meet

I'm just curious who some of the biggest assholes and some of the nicest in bands you've met?

For me I'd say the biggest asshole I met was Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, etc). He was signing a few records/cds for me, and one got mixed in that he was on, when he got to it he threw it at me and said in a real dickhead way "I WASN'T ON THIS!!"

Also notable dickheads I've met were:
Dani Filth
Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir)
Mustis (Dimmu Borgir)

Some of the nicest: (not counting band members I actually know)
Tom G. Warrior (Celtic Frost/Hellhammer/Triptykon)
George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher
Karl Sanders (Nile)
Nergal (Behemoth)
Vortex (Dimmu Borgir)
Phil Anselmo
Eric Singer (Kiss, Alice Cooper, Badlands, Sabbath, etc..)
Ave Azarate! 218
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:27 AM
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One of the first bands I met was Cannibal Corpse. I was walking to my car after the show and I saw them outside of their bus surrounded by a pretty big group of people. Some friends and I walked up and talked to them about the show and World Of Warcraft and what not. Alex was talking to the same group of dudes for quite a long time and didn't seem like he was irritated at all. A kid who I think may have been mentally challenged walked up to Corpsegrinder with a huge sword and he signed it for him. It's awesome that one of the hugest, most influential death metal bands around are is filled with good people who actually appreciate their fans.

Amon Amarth was also really cool. It was their first time in Oklahoma when my friends and I saw them and they really seemed to enjoy it. Olavi gave me shit along with my friends because I don't like Manowar, and they signed a bunch of shit for everyone and were really appreciative.

I could type a bunch more about all the other bands I've met, but that'd take too long, so here's a list.

Piotr and Paul from Vader
Ethan from Lecherous Nocturne
Ross and Rob from Immolation
Karl Sanders from Nile
Elizabeth from Dreaming Dead
Doc from God Forbid
David and Rob from Machine Head
Michael and Derek from The Faceless
Decrepit Birth
Mattie from For Today

Bryon from God Forbid
Rose Funeral

Roope from Children Of Bodom
12-13: The Devin Townsend Project
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Bloodcurse View Post
Some of the nicest: (not counting band members I actually know)
Tom G. Warrior (Celtic Frost/Hellhammer/Triptykon)
Totally. He's got this miserable rep, but he rocks. Very intelligent guy who wants to talk about things if he thinks you're on his wavelength.

19/12 Geoff Tate
21/1 The Pretty Reckless
22/1 Black Sabbath
29/1 Black Sabbath
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:59 AM
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Jeff from High on Fire was hands down the coolest, he and I sat at the bar and drank after Opeth for a couple hours, great guy.
Devin Townsend
Mikael Akerfeldt
Vorph (Samael)
Tyr (had dinner with the whole band, completely awesome dudes)
5/27 MDF
6/20-21 Sleep
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:32 AM
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Brann Dailor (dude even offered to help me fix my car after the gig)
Bill Kelliher
Troy Sanders
Nicko McBrain (only got to talk to him on the phone but he was awesome)
Paul Masvidal
Sean Reinert

Kind of dicks:

Brent Hinds
6/17 - Meshuggah
6/28 - Iron Maiden - Bergen, Norway
6/29 - Blaze Bayley - Bergen, Norway
7/1 - Iron Maiden - Luxembourg
10/31 - Fleetwood Mac
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:40 AM
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Pretty much everyone I've met from was nice only a couple of dicks.

3 Inches Of Blood
Bill Robinson(Decrepit Birth)
Byron Davis(God Forbid)
The Black Dahlia Murder(coolest dudes I have ever met from a band)
Winds Of Plague
Gavin and Sean from Arsonists Get All The Girls
Tommaso Ricadi(Fleshgod Apocalypse)
Scale The Summit
Troy Sanders,Bill Kelliher,Brann Dailor(Mastodon)
The Crimson Armada
Matt From Periphery

Brent Hinds(Mastodon)
1/7 August Burns Red/Protest the Hero
2/19 Tove Lo

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Old 11-16-2010, 07:55 AM
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Skeletonwitch are some of the coolest dudes ever.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:38 AM
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Bill from Decrepit Birth is a nice and interesting guy to talk to.
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2.2 Obliteration
2.7 Mayhem / Inquisition
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:29 AM
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Lamb of God
Nergal (Behemoth)
3 Inches of Blood
Lightning Swords of Death
Blood Red Throne
Enslaved (x2)
Machine Head
Ben Falgoust (Goatwhore)

Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch) (imagine that...)
Rob Zombie
I've lost track of just about everything.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:03 AM
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The only two i've ever meet were Dio, he was doing an in store autograph session back in 1998 and Brian Fair from Shadows Fall earlier this year. I just exchanged brief pleantries with them and told them I like their music but both were very cool. The meeting with Brian Fair was just a chance encounter though. They were on a tour supporting 5FDP and he was just hanging out at the bar after the show so I just went up and meet him which a lot of people were doing.

I don't go out of my way to meet too many band members because if they're dicks it can ruin the image of them you built up for yourself and can also affect how you end up liking their music.
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