It’s another thursday and another edition of three facts with me…

Fact 1 – The first “major” band I ever met was Iron Maiden. I took some radio station winners to the show in a limo and even sang backup vocals on “Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter” on stage. Anthrax was opening up on that tour.

Maiden

With Dave Murray from Iron Maiden in 1991.

Fact 2 – Speaking of Anthrax, the first “major” stage announcement I ever did was on stage at the fabled Clash of the Titans tour. Anthrax, SLAYER, Megadeth and a pretty much unknown band called Alice In Chains. I remember at the Megadeth meet and greet, someone brought up skydiving, because Dave Mustaine was sort of an adrenaline junkie. I said I’d never do that because I’m afraid of heights. Dave looked over his round glasses and said deadpanned “A guy named Meltdown is afraid of heights”

Fact 3 – The first interview I ever did was with a band called Nevada Beach. The thinking behind the name was, there were so many bands in California that it was going to fall right into the ocean. Killer band that went nowhere.

-Meltdown-

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