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Greg Fraser Q&A

Lead Guitar

 

When & where were you born: Mar. 4 1963 Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Canada

 

Where did you grow up: Niagara Falls Ont.

 

What was the first record you bought with your own money: Meet the Beatles

 

What was your first concert: the Doobie Brothers with Rory Gallagher opening.

 

What made you want to become a musician: Watching the movie ‘Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains The Same’

 

 

Your 5 favorite bands: Led Zeppelin, UFO, Van Halen, Judas Priest, The Beatles

 

 

Your 5 favorite records: UFO – “Lights Out”  UFO “Strangers In The Night” Led Zeppelin “Houses Of The Holy”  Led Zeppelin “Song Remains The Same” Liona Boyd  and Andrew Davis with The English Chamber Orchestra

 

 

Your 5 favorite singers: Gerald McGhee, Robert Plant, Steve Perry,  David Coverdale & Ronnie James Dio

 

 

Your 5 favorite guitarists: Jimmy Page, Michael Schenker, Ritchie Blackmore Eddie Van Halen & Derek McGowan

 

 

Your 5 favorite Bass players: Stevie Skreebs, John Paul Jones, Roger Glover, Paul McCartney, & Geddy Lee

 

 

Your 5 favorite drummers: Mark Cavarzan, Phil Epp, John Bonham, Ian Paice, & Neil Peart

 

 

Your 5 favorite keyboardist or pianist: Johnny Rogers, John Paul Jones, Elton John, Billy Joel, & Paul Raymond

 

 

What 3 bands, musicians or artists do you think were the biggest influence on you being a musician: Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore & Michael Schenker

 

 

Besides the obvious “Rush,” who are you 5 favorite Canadian bands or artists: The Hunt, Goddo, Zon, Streetheart & Triumph

 

 

What is in your cd player or iPod at the moment: Pretty Maids (Mother Of All Lies)

 

 

Name 3 bands or artists that fans might be surprised that you like: Bach, Elton John, Billy Joel

 

 

If you could sit down with 3  (living) celebrities for dinner, who would you pick: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant & Paul McCartney

 

If you could bring back 3 celebrities from the dead, who would they be: John Bonham, John Lennon & George Harrison

 

If a famous band needed you to fill in for the night, who would you hope it was: Ozzy.

 

What was the last record you bought: W.E.T. (Rise Up)

 

What are your 2 favorite sports teams: Chicago Black Hawks, Green Bay Packers

 

What is your favorite BR record: Young Wild & Free

 

What is your favorite BR song: We Came To Rock

 

If you couldn’t made it in music, what other profession what you have wanted to succeed at: Hockey

 

Favorite TV show of all time: Seinfeld

 

Favorite Movie of all time: Amadeus

 

Favorite Actor or Actress of all time: Michael Douglas

 

What hobbies do you have when not making music: watching my sports teams.

Ever have an embarrassing moment on or off stage: There were a few times in the early days where we would open our set with (Young Wild & Free) & I start it off. The inro tape would finish & I would start, with all eyes on me & of course my amp would crap out or I would break a string. Talk about panic!

 

 

What are the 3 greatest songs ever written: Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen), Yesterday (The Beatles) & Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin)

 

 

Best concert you ever attended: Triple bill: opening, Iron Maiden – Whitesnake & Judas Priest headlined

 

 

Drink of choice: Budweiser

 

 

What are some of your favorite highlights from the BR days of yesterday: Touring with (Triumph), touring North America & the UK, getting our 1st Gold Record, getting an encore at Maple Leaf Gardens. Also meeting some cool celebrities along the way: David Lee Roth, Alice Cooper, Michael Schenker, Little Richard, Bob Dylan, Joan Jett, Greg Allman, Ronnie James Dio, Geddy Lee. Sitting on a plane beside actor Eugene Levy. And especially meeting a lot of great BR fans from around the world!

 

Any final thoughts for your fans: Thanx for sticking with us & thank you for making our dreams come true!

 

 

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