Dude you should make theme songs for pro wrestlers! Not covers but actual songsFew years ago, I was looking at some Dean guitars during NAMM, MAB was next to me and after a few minutes, turned around, saw me looking at guitars and just started talking about how nice they were, which Deans I was interested in and if I was enjoying the convention, really nice dude.
Forgive me if this story has been told on SSO before-
A buddy of mine was playing at the Whisky during NAMM weekend back in 2011, opening for MAB, so I went to check it out. I was outside having a smoke when MAB pulled up on the sidewalk to unload his gear, he unloaded a couple 4x12s and when he got to the door of the Whisky, he stopped, pulled the cabs to the side of him and held the door open for people behind him, waited until everyone was in and then brought the cabs in.
When he came back out I asked if he needed any help and I can’t remember if I did help him or he declined (it was my drinking days) but I took a minute to tell him his Speed Kills VHS was mind blowing to me when I first saw it at age 11 when I had just started playing. That dude was so gracious and warm, truly thankful for the acknowledgement. That’s success, IMO.
His comments during his set about Dimebag/Pantera and just being so thankful to be able to play in front of people were truly endearing. I feel really bad for the guy when I see him being torn apart in comment sections online. He’s quite aware of his place in the music/guitar realm and he still finds a way to survive with a smile on his face. That’s fucking badass.
This was like THE guitar video when I was first starting guitar and youtube was becoming a thing.