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Author:  TB [ Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:15 am ]
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You guys are so off base. Anyone with a half a brain knows that no one can shred like Fred Durst:


Author:  Scunge [ Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:08 am ]
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I don't know. There so many here on SteelerFury that probably think Ben is like that banjo kid in the movie Deliverance.

https://youtu.be/gsC4kf6x_Q0?t=130

Author:  Steelafan77 [ Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:27 am ]
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Ben is like this dude with a sick talent that just doesn't always work out... Try not to laugh yourself out of your chair like I did.


Author:  bradshaw2ben [ Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:58 am ]
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Gonzo wrote:
How about Hard rock
Technically obviously debatable
I remember when I first heard van Halen ... had never heard guitar like that before or since
It's a matter of taste as well

Rob Fetters is the greatest rock guitar player I've ever heard. Some really good guitar players agree with that assessment... but it's definitely a matter of taste. Solo at the end (3:13) is the whole bag of tricks for most players... tip of the iceberg for him.



Rob has a funny story I've heard. He was in a bad breakup in his early 20s, left Toledo without telling anyone and drove across the country to Hollywood, looking for his ex-girlfriend. He couldn't find her (of course) and decided to kill himself by walking out into the ocean. Part way out into the water, he realized there was a chance he wouldn't be found and that people would never have closure, so he got out of the water and went to a pay phone. He called his manager, Stan, and told him he was going to commit suicide-- "Can you let my mom know." Stan was like, 'OK but before you do that, is there any chance you can pick up Adrian Belew from the airport? He's taken medication because he's incredibly afraid of flying his first time on an airplane and he's about to land in LA so he can audition for Frank Zappa. You could still kill yourself afterwards.'

Of course, Stan was using sort of psychology-- if he had argued with Rob, that would have pushed him to do it. As it turned out, Rob picked up Adrian, sobered him up, took him to Frank's place, met Frank and hung out there while Adrian completely blew his audition. Rob drove a depressed Adrian back to his hotel, where they cheered each other up by showing each other guitar tricks, until deciding to go out to the Strip and see this band they had both heard of but had never seen/heard: Van Halen.

They saw VH and then hung out with Eddie after the show and talked guitars and Frank and stuff. Next day, Adrian called Frank and begged for another audition. Frank agreed and Adrian famously turned his pignose amp up to 11, buried it in Frank's couch cushions, and sat on the couch with Frank while playing the audition of his life. He got the gig.

Rob didn't off himself and became never quite famous but with an incredible career. Adrian became a guitar icon with Frank, Bowie, Talking Heads, King Crimson, et al. Eddie hit it big. Frank was Frank.

Anyway, so it was that Rob Fetters met three of the greatest musicians/guitarist of all time, all in one day.

Author:  bradshaw2ben [ Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:07 am ]
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By the way, for those of you music/guitar buffs, you can tell Rob came up in the greater Detroit Rock City area/era. That solo is like a tribute to the MC5 and Ted Nugent, with a little Dick Dale/puck rock/EVH thrown in for good measure.

Author:  Still Lit [ Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:03 am ]
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Steelafan77 wrote:
Ben is like this dude with a sick talent that just doesn't always work out... Try not to laugh yourself out of your chair like I did.



OMG, thanks so much for sharing this.

Author:  Poltargyst [ Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:06 pm ]
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Still Lit wrote:
Steelafan77 wrote:
Ben is like this dude with a sick talent that just doesn't always work out... Try not to laugh yourself out of your chair like I did.



OMG, thanks so much for sharing this.

That was awesome.

Author:  Lynch [ Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:32 pm ]
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Scunge wrote:
I don't know. There so many here on SteelerFury that probably think Ben is like that banjo kid in the movie Deliverance.

https://youtu.be/gsC4kf6x_Q0?t=130


No, that's Fichtner. He's actually related to the banjo player.

Author:  Gonzo [ Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:38 pm ]
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
Gonzo wrote:
How about Hard rock
Technically obviously debatable
I remember when I first heard van Halen ... had never heard guitar like that before or since
It's a matter of taste as well

Rob Fetters is the greatest rock guitar player I've ever heard. Some really good guitar players agree with that assessment... but it's definitely a matter of taste. Solo at the end (3:13) is the whole bag of tricks for most players... tip of the iceberg for him.



Rob has a funny story I've heard. He was in a bad breakup in his early 20s, left Toledo without telling anyone and drove across the country to Hollywood, looking for his ex-girlfriend. He couldn't find her (of course) and decided to kill himself by walking out into the ocean. Part way out into the water, he realized there was a chance he wouldn't be found and that people would never have closure, so he got out of the water and went to a pay phone. He called his manager, Stan, and told him he was going to commit suicide-- "Can you let my mom know." Stan was like, 'OK but before you do that, is there any chance you can pick up Adrian Belew from the airport? He's taken medication because he's incredibly afraid of flying his first time on an airplane and he's about to land in LA so he can audition for Frank Zappa. You could still kill yourself afterwards.'

Of course, Stan was using sort of psychology-- if he had argued with Rob, that would have pushed him to do it. As it turned out, Rob picked up Adrian, sobered him up, took him to Frank's place, met Frank and hung out there while Adrian completely blew his audition. Rob drove a depressed Adrian back to his hotel, where they cheered each other up by showing each other guitar tricks, until deciding to go out to the Strip and see this band they had both heard of but had never seen/heard: Van Halen.

They saw VH and then hung out with Eddie after the show and talked guitars and Frank and stuff. Next day, Adrian called Frank and begged for another audition. Frank agreed and Adrian famously turned his pignose amp up to 11, buried it in Frank's couch cushions, and sat on the couch with Frank while playing the audition of his life. He got the gig.

Rob didn't off himself and became never quite famous but with an incredible career. Adrian became a guitar icon with Frank, Bowie, Talking Heads, King Crimson, et al. Eddie hit it big. Frank was Frank.

Anyway, so it was that Rob Fetters met three of the greatest musicians/guitarist of all time, all in one day.


Meh ;). The child of nugent and Zappa
He is certainly skilled and fast
Do you have another clip ? It's likely the chosen song threw me as I love Doctor Robert but not a fan of that version and was never a big fan of the Zappa/nugentesqe clowning it up

Author:  fractalsteel [ Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:18 am ]
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
Gonzo wrote:
How about Hard rock
Technically obviously debatable
I remember when I first heard van Halen ... had never heard guitar like that before or since
It's a matter of taste as well

Rob Fetters is the greatest rock guitar player I've ever heard. Some really good guitar players agree with that assessment... but it's definitely a matter of taste. Solo at the end (3:13) is the whole bag of tricks for most players... tip of the iceberg for him.



Rob has a funny story I've heard. He was in a bad breakup in his early 20s, left Toledo without telling anyone and drove across the country to Hollywood, looking for his ex-girlfriend. He couldn't find her (of course) and decided to kill himself by walking out into the ocean. Part way out into the water, he realized there was a chance he wouldn't be found and that people would never have closure, so he got out of the water and went to a pay phone. He called his manager, Stan, and told him he was going to commit suicide-- "Can you let my mom know." Stan was like, 'OK but before you do that, is there any chance you can pick up Adrian Belew from the airport? He's taken medication because he's incredibly afraid of flying his first time on an airplane and he's about to land in LA so he can audition for Frank Zappa. You could still kill yourself afterwards.'

Of course, Stan was using sort of psychology-- if he had argued with Rob, that would have pushed him to do it. As it turned out, Rob picked up Adrian, sobered him up, took him to Frank's place, met Frank and hung out there while Adrian completely blew his audition. Rob drove a depressed Adrian back to his hotel, where they cheered each other up by showing each other guitar tricks, until deciding to go out to the Strip and see this band they had both heard of but had never seen/heard: Van Halen.

They saw VH and then hung out with Eddie after the show and talked guitars and Frank and stuff. Next day, Adrian called Frank and begged for another audition. Frank agreed and Adrian famously turned his pignose amp up to 11, buried it in Frank's couch cushions, and sat on the couch with Frank while playing the audition of his life. He got the gig.

Rob didn't off himself and became never quite famous but with an incredible career. Adrian became a guitar icon with Frank, Bowie, Talking Heads, King Crimson, et al. Eddie hit it big. Frank was Frank.

Anyway, so it was that Rob Fetters met three of the greatest musicians/guitarist of all time, all in one day.


Can't believe I never heard of this guy(there are a few years in the past that I don't remember so well).
Thanks 12-2-7 I'll do some research on this guy.

As far as EVH, I think his legacy is that he made being a guitar god a cool thing again. His sound on the first album is legendary. That said, he is sloppy live, very much so.
I only saw VH their first four tours but each show Eddie was incredibly sloppy. I remember reading a Hit Parader interview with him and he went on and on about Jimmy Page being sloppy live and how it upset him. So I thought it funny that Eddie was just like his hero live.
And I have seen Page three times live and he is very sloppy as well but still an incredible player.
Now a days if I listen to VH it is to listen to Alex VH because I think technically he is a better musician then his brother.

I'll add Guthrie Govan to the list of great players.

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