|This event was quite a blast to attend. A Facebook friend of ours Matt was playing keyboards with the Legendary Chris Squire as he recieved a Lifetime Achievement Award from Bass Player Magazine.
While there I snapped these pics before my cell battery ran down, ran into some other cools musicians including Robert Trujillo (Metallica) who was there to debut a film on the life of Jaco Pastorious.
When I had a chance I chatted with Robert, who was sitting right behind us, and told him his from back in the day was "Send Me Yo Money" with Suicical Tendencies.
I've never met James from Metallica, but I almost met Jason Newsted at the auditions for Rock Star SuperNova, not that I brought that up. I did bring up that I'd met Kirk Hammet once before back in 1999 at the House of Blues during the Artist Direct Awards where i gave him my then-band's business card. That band was Sacramento's Planet X, which went through a four year battle with Derek Sherinian of Dream Theater over the name trademark. I asked Robert to ask Kurt if he still had the card since he'd actually showed it off on air during a TV show interview that took place at the Awards. I was there because PlanetXRocks.com had won "Best Unsigned Band Website" from Artist Direct that year.
I was a good evening as I'd never seen or heard Yes live before and with Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters on drums - it was something to beyold.