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    Posted: July 17 2013 at 15:49
Colosseum's Dick Heckstall-Smith was at one point a taxi driver.
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Originally posted by Neo-Romantic

Originally posted by Hercules

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

Derek Shulman (Gentle Giant vocalist) works in the recording industry I think as an A&R man.  I was watching a metal documentary ("Metal Evolution") and he was interviewed about something, but during his time onscreen his title was given as "Record Executive" rather than what it should have been, "Vocalist for one of the Greatest Prog Bands of all Time" Wink
 
He was president of Roadrunner records and signed both Nickelback and Pantera.
 
This may endear him greatly to my adopted son, but not to me.

Ouch, and I thought Phil Collins sold out... Ouch


I think Derek did it to take revenge on all those people who ignored Gentle Giant Evil Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2013 at 16:17
I've heard that Don Van Vliet aka "Captain Beefheart" sculpted natural objects on a weekly children's television show, but I believe that was before he had started his musical career.
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

Originally posted by Neo-Romantic

Originally posted by Hercules

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

Derek Shulman (Gentle Giant vocalist) works in the recording industry I think as an A&R man.  I was watching a metal documentary ("Metal Evolution") and he was interviewed about something, but during his time onscreen his title was given as "Record Executive" rather than what it should have been, "Vocalist for one of the Greatest Prog Bands of all Time" Wink
 
He was president of Roadrunner records and signed both Nickelback and Pantera.
 
This may endear him greatly to my adopted son, but not to me.

Ouch, and I thought Phil Collins sold out... Ouch


I think Derek did it to take revenge on all those people who ignored Gentle Giant Evil Smile

And boy did that turn out to be the most effective revenge play ever! LOL

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Also from Queen, Brian May is a PhD in astrophysics and is from some NGO that protects animals.
As for John Deacon, he's retired, hasn't him?
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

Derek Shulman (Gentle Giant vocalist) works in the recording industry I think as an A&R man.  I was watching a metal documentary ("Metal Evolution") and he was interviewed about something, but during his time onscreen his title was given as "Record Executive" rather than what it should have been, "Vocalist for one of the Greatest Prog Bands of all Time" Wink


Yeah. Those Sam Dunn docs are really good. I've watched all ten parts.
I loved the interview with Yngwie Malmsteen. He is so arrogant! Had no idea. Lol
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Eric Clayton Of Savior Machine worked as a security guard for a large financial company and he is a carpenter like Jesus Christ himself. How fitting. ;)
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Originally posted by Smurph

What are the day jobs of some of your favorite Prog rock musicians?
Haven't heard much from their catalog except for a few songs, but The Crazy World of Arthur Brown's frontman (and, as it turns out, Jimmy Carl Black) spent a few years as a painter and carpenter. That's right ... after spending some time in the band.

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Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

Derek Shulman (Gentle Giant vocalist) works in the recording industry I think as an A&R man.  I was watching a metal documentary ("Metal Evolution") and he was interviewed about something, but during his time onscreen his title was given as "Record Executive" rather than what it should have been, "Vocalist for one of the Greatest Prog Bands of all Time" Wink


Yeah. Those Sam Dunn docs are really good. I've watched all ten parts.
I loved the interview with Yngwie Malmsteen. He is so arrogant! Had no idea. Lol

I've seen them all too...they're very well done.  I was always bummed though that he never did one focusing on my favourite metal genre...Doom.  He could have started with Sabbath then worked his way through Candlemass, My Dying Bride, Type O Negative, early Opeth and wrapped it up with Cathedral and their 22 year career Bowdown

As far as Yngwie, you should try and catch reruns of his guest appearances on "That Metal Show".  They have to go wide angle lens just to capture his entire ego Wink

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Before you get too "down" on Derek Shulman:

"In 1988, he became president and CEO of Atco Records, where he signed the progressive metal band Dream Theater as well as Pantera. He also re-established the careers of AC/DC and Bad Company, both of whom sold multi-platinum albums under his watch."

Re XTC, they stopped touring for the same reason Crimson did not a short while: like Fripp at one point, Partridge simply "flipped out" during the last XTC tour, and could not continue. XTC ceased being a touring band at that point, because Partridge simply could not take "the road."
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Originally posted by Hercules

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

Derek Shulman (Gentle Giant vocalist) works in the recording industry I think as an A&R man.  I was watching a metal documentary ("Metal Evolution") and he was interviewed about something, but during his time onscreen his title was given as "Record Executive" rather than what it should have been, "Vocalist for one of the Greatest Prog Bands of all Time" Wink
 
He was president of Roadrunner records and signed both Nickelback and Pantera.


Huh... I did not know that
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Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by Smurph

What are the day jobs of some of your favorite Prog rock musicians?
Haven't heard much from their catalog except for a few songs, but The Crazy World of Arthur Brown's frontman (and, as it turns out, Jimmy Carl Black) spent a few years as a painter and carpenter. That's right ... after spending some time in the band.

Jimmy Carl Black's money problems were documented for posterity on Uncle Meat...there's that between song interlude with a money argument between him & FZ Wink
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Didn't Derek Sherinian give piano lessons after he left Dream Theater to help pay some bills?

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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

As far as Yngwie, you should try and catch reruns of his guest appearances on "That Metal Show".  They have to go wide angle lens just to capture his entire ego


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Originally posted by fuxi

Originally posted by maani

When not on tour, Queen's Roger Taylor is a practicing dentist. Seriously.


Yoshihisa Shimizu, the leader of Kenso (Japan's foremost "symphonic fusion" band in the vein of Bruford and Brand X) is a dentist as well. Apparently he always plays live wearing his white dentist coat.
 
I also read that from Joe Cairney from neo prog band Comedy Of Errors.
Prog dentists, working against the caries caused by musical fast food LOL 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2013 at 02:37
We know Ant Phillips as composer from library music, and I recall him also giving music lessons. Well, at least that's all music.
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I remember IQ's former lead singer Paul Menel saying in an interview that after leaving IQ he worked at a greengrocer's store.
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Originally posted by Einsetumadur

Richard Coughlan (a trained dental technician) leads some kind of pub somewhere in Kent, 

And we we're just informed that Roger Taylor and Yoshihisa Shimizu are also dentists.

Have we just discovered some strange, previously not understood, yet vital link between prog and dentistry?  Is the cover of The Mothers' Uncle Meat the ultimate clue in this conceptual continuity?
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As far as Yngwie, you should try and catch reruns of his guest appearances on That Metal Show.  They have to go wide angle lens just to capture his entire ego Wink
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A friend of mine and I continue to use a phrase that we came across in a Guitar Player magazine when we were in college in the 80s: "Yngwie copies no one!"
It was, of course, Yngwie who said this.

A friend of mine and I continue to use a phrase that we came across in a Guitar Player magazine when we were in college in the 80s: "Yngwie copies no one!"
It was, of course, Yngwie who said this.
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The damage that we do just goes on and on and on but not long enough.
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Former Triumvirat drummer/lyricist Hans Bathelt became a software designer, though i think that occurred after the band split.
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