Ken Barr – Road Crew Technician
Author of: We Are The Road Crew
Ken Barr was a road-crew technician (folks these days don’t like the word Roadies because they are a lot more technical than a Roadie) for a lot of bands throughout his career. He started out in the NYC area clubs in 1978, and eventually landed a gig with Debbie Gibson in the early 1980’s when her first album was released. Ken has worked as a drum tech for Eric Singer of Kiss and Alice Cooper, then ultimately became Gene Simmons‘ bass tech, handling both Eric and Gene. He has worked with Air Supply, The Bangles, Alice Cooper, Stone Temple Pilots, and many other artists. In 2009, Ken decided to share his amazing stories in his book, We Are the Road Crew.
Eric Singer, Alice Cooper, and Phil Collins
In part one of our interview, we talk to Ken about meeting drummer Eric Singer. We also talk about Ken’s time working with Alice Cooper’s band and almost running over Phil Collins at the 40th Anniversary of Atlantic Records at Madison Square Garden.