Night Ranger Celebrates 30th Anniversary With New Album/DVD - Page 3
You had never met Jack [Blades] or Brad [Gillis] prior to that show?
No, the only person I knew was Kelly. I actually met Brad and Jack for the first time while we were grabbing our luggage in baggage claim at the Detroit airport the night before the show. By the time we all got to the hotel, it was pretty much lights-out and straight to bed. The show was great and I wound up being offered the gig. It was definitely one of the highlights of my career.
Growing up, I used to have a whole wall in my room decorated with pictures torn out of guitar magazines of players I admired, and Brad and Jeff were both up there. For me to now have the opportunity to be a part of Night Ranger is surreal.
When you’re up there on stage, is there ever a time when you see the “Night Ranger” logo on the drum riser and just go, “WOW!”?
I’ve been with the band for five years now so I look at it more like we’re all just really good friends. But every once in a while it will just hit me, and I’ll still think: “Wow! This is pretty freaking cool!”
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