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John Rogers Q&A

Keyboards, Guitar

 

 

 

When & where were you born:

March 2nd, Hamilton

 

Where did you grow up:

The process isn’t complete

 

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

It was a 45 – Ben, Michael Jackson

 

What was your first concert:

The Dublin Corporation at Diamond Jim’s, Hamilton

 

What made you want to become a musician:

Unseen forces

 

Your 5 favorite bands:

Alice Cooper

Van Halen

Aerosmith

Beatles

Cheap Trick

 

Your 5 favorite records:

Billion Dollar Babies

Welcome to My Nightmare

Van Halen I

St Pepper

KISS Alive

 

Your 5 favorite singers:

Alice Cooper

Robin Zander

Steve Tyler

Taylor Dane

Gerry McGhee

 

Your 5 favorite guitarists:

Eddie Van Halen

Paul Gilbert

Steve Vai

Randy Rhoades

Greg Fraser

 

Your 5 favorite Bass players:

Stevie Skreebs

Billy Sheehan

Gene Simmons

Geddy Lee

Stevie Skreebs (again)

 

Your 5 favorite drummers:

Neil Peart

Mark Cavarzan

Roger Banks

Alex Van Halen

Eric Singer

 

Your 5 favorite keyboardist or pianist:

Beethoven

Elton John

Keith Emmerson

Eddie Van Halen

John Lord

 

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

Alice Cooper

Grand Funk

KISS

 

Besides the obvious “Rush,” who are you 5 favorite Canadian bands or artists:

Max Webster

Guess Who

Bryan Adams

Teenage Head

Coney Hatch

 

What is in your cd player or iPod at the moment:

Dust

 

Name 3 bands or artists that fans might be surprised that you like:

Heart

Don Henley

Journey

 

If you could sit down with 3  (living) celebrities for dinner, who would you pick:

Alice Cooper

Clint Eastwood

Pierce Morgan (to tell him what a dick he is)

 

If you could bring back 3 celebrities from the dead, who would they be:

John Lennon

George Harrison

Jesus

 

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

Alice Cooper

 

What was the last record you bought:

Welcome (2) My Nightmare, Alice Cooper

 

What are your 2 favorite sports teams:

Detroit Red Wings

Oakland Raiders

 

What is your favorite BR record:

The one we’re working on now

 

What is your favorite BR song:

Nightstalker

 

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

A night watchman at a cranberry silo

 

Favorite TV show of all time:

Jeopardy

 

Favorite Movie of all time:

The Thing

 

Favorite Actor or Actress of all time:

Clint Eastwood

 

What hobbies do you have when not making music:

Is masturbation considered a hobby?

 

Ever have an embarrassing moment on or off stage:

Yes, both

 

What are the 3 greatest songs ever written:

Hey Jude

Only Women Bleed

Happy Birthday

 

Best concert you ever attended:

Every Alice Cooper show

 

Drink of choice:

Wray & Nephew’s Overproof Jamaican Rum – Yah mon!

 

What are some of your favorite highlights from the BR days of yesterday:

Getting our gold records

Playing Maple Leaf Gardens

Meeting the fans who actually dug what we did

 

Any final thoughts for your fans:

I’m so grateful you’re still fans after all these years and this new album is entirely for you guys.  See you at the next show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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