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Just a quick story about someone I met last night at Arts, Beats & Eats.

My friends in Theory Of A Deadman were playing so I had to go see them. Great Canadian boys! Night Ranger went on before Theory, and one of my goals was to get my picture taken with guitarist, Brad Gillis, for the mere reason that he played on Ozzy’s Speak Of The Devil album. That record came out at a very crazy time in Ozzy’s life and it’s one of my all-time favorite live albums.

As the Theory guys were getting ready to take the stage, Night Ranger were leaving out the back. I was talking with bassist Dean Back when Brad came to just say a quick Hello to him and walk out. After sharing greetings with Dean (and my friend nudging me that Brad was right there) I asked him if I could grab a quick picture. He said “Of course” and this picture was taken….

I just said the words “Speak Of The Devil…awesome!”. He smiled like he hadn’t heard that before, which I’m sure he has a billion times, and said “Awe, man….thanks!”. In the :15 seconds that took, he seemed like such a nice guy. That’s sometimes all it takes to make someone’s day.

Hell, I thought so much of our meeting, I’m blogging about it here! Sometimes you hear about the worst of rock-stars and people, I’m here to tell you that I’ve met TONS of great people, and Brad made that list.

-Meltdown-