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Gerald McGhee Q&A

Lead Vocals

 

When & where were you born:
AUGUST 15TH 1962
GLASGOW SCOTLAND

 

Where did you grow up:
HAMILTON ONTARIO CANADA

 

What was the first record you bought with your own money:
EDGAR WINTER GROUP THEY ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT

 

What was your first concert:
SLADE THE APOLLO IN GLASGOW

 

What made you want to become a musician:
MUSIC HAS BEEN IN MY LIFE SINCE I WAS VERY YOUNG WITH OLDER BROTHERS
PLAYING ELVIS BEATLES ZEPPELIN I KNEW THAT WAS MY CALLING

 

Your 5 favorite bands:
QUEEN
LED ZEPPELIN
PINK FLOYD
YES
AC/DC

Your 5 favorite records:
QUEEN 2
LED ZEPPELIN PHYSICAL GRAFFITI
GENESIS LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY
THE BEATLES ABBEY ROAD
IRON MAIDEN NUMBER OF THE BEAST

 

Your 5 favorite singers:
FREDDIE MERCURY
ROBERT PLANT
STEVE PERRY
JON ANDERSON
ROBERT HALFORD

 

Your 5 favorite guitarists:
ERIC CLAPTON
JIMMY PAGE
BRIAN MAY
DAVID GILMOUR
TONY IOMMI

*JOHN PETRUCCI CANT LEAVE HIM OFF HES A MODERN DAY MASTER

 

Your 5 favorite Bass players:
CHRIS SQUIRE
JOHN PAUL JONES
GEDDY LEE
STEVE HARRIS
GEEZER BUTLER

 

Your 5 favorite drummers:
JOHN BONHAM
NEIL PEART
PHIL COLLINS
BILL BRUFORD
MIKE PORTNOY

 

Your 5 favorite keyboardist or pianist:
RICK WAKEMAN
FREDDIE MERCURY
TONY BANKS
JORDAN RUDESS
KEN HENSLEY

 

What 3 bands, musicians or artists do you think were the biggest influence on you being a musician:
QUEEN
SLADE
URIAH HEEP

Besides the obvious “Rush,” who are you 5 favorite Canadian bands or artists:
RUSH # 1 NO DOUBT
BTO
MAX WEBSTER
NEIL YOUNG
JONI MITCHELL
CONEY HATCH

 

What is in your cd player or iPod at the moment:
DREAM THEATER BLACK CLOUDS AND SILVER LININGS

 

Name 3 bands or artists that fans might be surprised that you like:
GENESIS
YES
PINK FLOYD

 

If you could sit down with 3  (living) celebrities for dinner, who would you pick:
ROBERT DE NIRO
JACK LAMBERT
PAUL MC CARTNEY

 

If you could bring back 3 celebrities from the dead, who would they be:
JESUS CHRIST
FREDDIE MERCURY
ELVIS PRESLEY

 

If a famous band needed you to fill in for the night, who would you hope it was:
AC/DC

 

What was the last record you bought:
ROD STEWART AND THE FACES 2  DISC BEST OF UK EDT

 

What are your 2 favorite sports teams:
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
AND
PITTSBURGH STEELERS

 

What is your favorite BR record:
TOUGH CALL…..
TAKE A DEEP BREATH BY A NOSE

 

What is your favorite BR song:
EASY ONE
….NIGHTSTALKER…….

 

If you couldn’t made it in music, what other profession what you have wanted to succeed at
PORN STAR…..LOL
AIRLINE PILOT

 

Favorite TV show of all time:
ALL IN THE FAMILY

 

Favorite Movie of all time:
BRAVEHEART

 

Favorite Actor or Actress of all time:
ROBERT DE NIRO

 

What hobbies do you have when not making music:
COLLECTING CLASSIC MUSCLE CARS
COLLECTING ROCK STAR ARTWORKS
GOLF

 

Ever have an embarrassing moment on or off stage:
TO MANY TO MENTION MOST INVOLVED SOME KIND OF SUBSTANCE
REMEMBER FOLKS IT WAS THE 80S…..SEX AND DRUGS & ROCK AND ROLL

 

What are the 3 greatest songs ever written:
MY LOVE PAUL MC CARTNEY
IN MY TIME OF DIEING LED ZEPPELIN
FATHER TO SON QUEEN

 

Best concert you ever attended:
QUEEN & THIN LIZZY
MAPLE LEAF GARDENS TORONTO CANADA
DAY AT THE RACES TOUR 1977

 

Drink of choice:
TRYING TO QUIT BUT WHEN IT FAILS
NICE FRENCH RED WINE (HAUT MEDOC ) OR B&B ON ICE

What are some of your favorite highlights from the BR days of yesterday:
MAN SO MANY….PLAYING MLG WITH TRIUMPH, GETTING OUR FIRST GOLD ALBUM
TO BE HONEST AT THIS STAGE OF THE GAME DON’T EVEN REMEMBER THE BAD DAYS
JUST THE LAUGHS AND CHAOS WE WENT THROUGH AS BROTHERS IN ARMS

 

Any final thoughts for your fans:
REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW ALBUM BUT MOSTLY
PLAYING LIVE AS MANY SHOWS AS WE CAN  AND SEEING ALL OUR FRIENDS AGAIN
20 YEARS IS FAR TO LONG……………………TO QUOTE STEVIE
WE HAVE COME HERE TO KICK ASS AND CHEW BUBBLEGUM…AND WERE ALL OUT OF GUM

PEACE OUT

G

Gerry’ FACEBOOK Page

 

  1. Mike November 29, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Gerry,

    A big fan of Brighton Rock. You guys still rock’n? Email me if you are. I have a potential gig.

    Reply

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