There's a hilarious new website collecting stories of what they call "Rock and Roll Tedium" - people's encounters with rock stars at the grocery store, on the train, or other everyday places. Here are a few examples:
I MADE GEDDY LEE FROM RUSH A CUP OF COFFEE
When I lived in Toronto I worked in a cafe when one day Geddy Lee walked in and ordered a latte. I asked him if he was in a ‘rush’ and wanted it to go. He was not amused.
I MET KERRY KING FROM SLAYER ON THE R TRAIN
I was getting on the R train on 57th and 7th in midtown, when Kerry King got out of the train with some chick. I went “Kerry King!” and he went “Hey man!” and we both just walked away.
I WENT TO B&Q WITH STEVE HARRIS
The Iron Maiden founder and bass player wanted better broadband so I was sent to realign his satellite dish for our service. The dish needed to be moved onto a different wall so I needed some wall fixing bolts and Steve took me to the local B&Q. He’s a nice man who makes a very nice cup of tea too.
[Note: B&Q is the English equivalent to Home Depot.]
I NODDED AT LEMMY
I went to the local club notable for hiring heavy metal acts after work with my workmates. I was standing near the stage with a beer in my hand when I felt, more than saw, a shadow fall near me. I looked to my left, and then up, and there was Lemmy from Motorhead. “How’s it going?”, he said. I responded in some typical cool, guys-nodding-to-each-other manner and went back to watching the band.
We think this site needs some stories about Roadrunner acts! So how about it? Have you ever shared an elevator with Matt Heafy of Trivium? Sat near Robb Flynn of Machine Head in a diner? Stood behind Dave Mustaine of Megadeth on line for a movie? Head to rockandrolltedium.tumblr.com and share your (not all that) thrilling story!