I was just remembering how cool Joe was when he hosted a clinic here at Guitar Center a couple years ago. In this day and age of celebrities and rock stars who ignore or disrespect their fans, Joe proved himself to be a true gentleman and good guy.
His clinic was just ending and he had answered the "last question." His handlers were literally pulling him off the stage. But there was a little girl, maybe 6 or so, standing behind me who had had her hand raised, but he hadn't seen her from where he was up front.
Somebody called out, "Hey, one more question here" or something and held the little girl up. Like I said, Joe's "handlers" were physically hurrying him off stage, but he stopped everything on a dime and gave that little girl his whole attention. He didn't rush her at all, you could tell he just wanted to make her feel special.
Meanwhile, his handlers were checking their watches and looking obviously pissed but Joe paid them less than no attention. The only thing that mattered was that one 6-year old fan who wanted to know how he got started playing the guitar.
It just occurred to me that his simple, selfless act of kindness was one of the nicest things I've ever seen a rock star do, and I wanted to let people know what a class act he was that night.
"Jimi would be playing an HM Strat if he were still alive." Bob @ Genesis Recording Studios.
Post by jaxondimarco on Apr 5, 2011 20:46:31 GMT -5
Joe ROCKS both as a guitarist and as a human being. Two weeks ago I watched him play at the Jason Becker "Not Dead Yet" benefit. I've seen him a couple of times but I've never seen him cut loose like he did that night. He definitely made sure the Jason fans got their money worth!
Post by spacerocker on Apr 29, 2011 15:30:07 GMT -5
Joe always comes across as a really nice guy! The 1st time I saw him in the UK, he was pretty much unknown here. He seemed to shrugg off the applause, and share the limelight with his band members as much as possible!