Paul Gilbert - I opened for him and...

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  1. Leec

    Leec Woopah! Contributor

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    Well, I'm not going to detail everything here, and having thought about what to write after what was supposed to be the biggest honour in my playing life, I've boiled this down to this:

    Paul Gilbert behaved, and treated my band and everyone else, like shit and acted like a total diva/primadonna, making ridiculous demands and even said things to the effect of "do you know who I am?" and referred to himself in the third person to soundmen and event organisers.

    He can go fuck himself. :realmad:
     
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    wow, he always seemed like a really nice guy in his vids and live performances
     
  3. drmosh

    drmosh Sir Paul of the Mosh Contributor

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    holy shit. I can't ever imagine him being like that at all.
    I met him once and he was nice as can be. oh well.
    not saying you are a liar of course.

    I would like to hear from people who did the VIP thing with lesson too, wonder what he was like then
     
  4. Randy

    Randy Ooh, Degrasse Tyson-son Super Moderator

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    Perhaps you should've used his teeth as a drumset, and your fists as the fucking sticks. :idea:
     
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    jymellis Talk To DeWalt

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    maybe he had a bad day.
     
  6. drmosh

    drmosh Sir Paul of the Mosh Contributor

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    considering the tour schedule, he was very probably worn the fuck out. not that that's an excuse really
     
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    petereanima Br00tal Bubbly Mofo

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    jymellis Talk To DeWalt

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    thats the only excuse. maybe the guy was tired, worn out, had a bad day. are you happy everyday you go to work? im not! i treat people kinda bad at work when i am having or had a bad day. just because the guy id famous doesnt mean he will be a ray of sunshine all the time cuz fans are around or coworkers.
     
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    drmosh Sir Paul of the Mosh Contributor

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    not really an excuse to make crazy demands and speak about yourself in third person, you know, the whole diva thing.
    If he is in a pissy mood that is entirely different but it sounds like it was more than that
     
  10. Leec

    Leec Woopah! Contributor

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    How he behaved goes way beyond a bad day of work, dude. He acted like a spoilt child, doing petty things just to make life difficult.
     
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    well dude think of it this way (no im not condoning the way he acted). he is paul gilbert. he has been a globally known guitarist and has been for decades. he is spoilt. he has been getting his way for along time. so he prolly is used to getting the red carpet treatment. add that to a hectic schedule and your prolly gonna get a moody asshat lol.
     
  12. distressed_romeo

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    Holy shit, that's unexpected!:(

    Really sorry to hear that man.

    Did your set at least go well?
     
  13. Leec

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    Surprisingly, it went pretty well. I think because of all the concessions we had to make and the negativity we all had prior to going onstage, we just resolved to make the best of a bad situation. We managed turn the negativity into fuel for a good performance.
    We also had a very good turn out and felt some love from the audience.
     
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    jymellis Talk To DeWalt

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    now that is what really matters :hbang:
     
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    wow I've always heard of PG being a really nice guy

    I emailed him on his site once and he replied straight away, it was really strange for such a big guy to do.
     
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    hairychris Hairy Old Bloke

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    That's cool.

    Very sad to hear that PG was, erm, a dick... :(
     
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    well when i met paul on the 19th at the glasgow gig he was such a nice guy!
    it probobly was due to him being worn out which has aready been said
     
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    sad to hear that :(
     
  19. HighGain510

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    Yeah that sounds similar to everyone else I've heard from who has met him before too!

    Although it doesn't excuse the way he acted that day, it was probably just an off day. Sorry to hear your experience with him was less-than-stellar but all other accounts I've heard about meeting Paul or hanging out with him have been really positive. :) He IS a huge name in the guitar industry so I'm sure he might have a little ego, but with what he has accomplished and his technique :)bowdown:) I would have cut him a little slack. :shrug: Again, not excusing him but it was probably just a really bad day. :(
     
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    one thing that i've heard about paul is that he's pretty upset that he's such a badass guitar player and yet has almost no following, unlike vai or satch... i've emailed the guy before, and he was cool as all hell, was awesome to get a personal response from him.
     

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