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Chris Maitland, former drummer for Porcupine Tree, played some live shows for the musical Mamma Mia, I think. 

Steven Wilson, before he could afford to do music full time, worked in IT, I think
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote giselle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2013 at 12:14
Many guys we think of as 'famous' have to either do day jobs now or they are back in minor gigland, like Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Keith Emerson etc. I think Robert Fripp is mainly living off the money that Toyah made!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2013 at 22:09
I think Rick has done some major gigs lately.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2013 at 23:35
Originally posted by giselle giselle wrote:

I think Robert Fripp is mainly living off the money that Toyah made!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote freyacat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 18 2013 at 14:01
Here is my favorite story -

I ordered a CD from the website of Zebra, a prog-related Zeppelin-inspired band.

When I received the CD, I also received a letter from Randy Jackson, the singer and guitarist of the band. He was telling me all about his day job, which was selling a long-distance telephone service. He invited me to sign up for the service.

I didn't, of course, but it was weird to think of this "Rock Star" trying to make some extra cash by selling long distance service!

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^^^^Another Zebra fan here. That's Randy's day job? Sounds like one of those VOIP/Magic Jack things. I would've sooner guessed he sold guitars or gave lessons.
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Originally posted by Kashmir75 Kashmir75 wrote:


Originally posted by Prog-jester Prog-jester wrote:

I heard Spock's Beard guy works at Cirque du Soleil, doesn't he?

I've released three vinyls with my band, Stoned Jesus, played some festivals w/ Causa Sui, Orange Goblin, Uncle Acid, Naam, Long Distance Calling, Black Label Society and Enslaved, to name a few, and we're going on the fourth European tour this September, for almost two weeks. Still a customer support manager in a small IT company

On MY DYING BRIDE: check 2001 and 2004 releases, they are awesome, and even 2012 is pretty good, too

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Originally posted by Kashmir75 Kashmir75 wrote:

Chris Maitland, former drummer for Porcupine Tree, played some live shows for the musical Mamma Mia, I think. 

Steven Wilson, before he could afford to do music full time, worked in IT, I think

I thougt he was the musical director for the whole show?


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