Ken Barr – Road Crew Technician- Part 2
Author of: We Are The Road Crew
Highlights From Part One
In Part One, Ken talked about how his career started in the NYC area clubs in 1978, working for Debbie Gibson, and how Phil Collins was almost run over at Atlantic Records’ 40th Anniversary at Madison Square Garden. We discussed the meaning of the word Roadie, his work with Alice Cooper, and Eric Singer of Kiss.
Stone Temple Pilots, Kiss, and Alice Cooper
Ken has some great stories working for Stone Temple Pilots. In their early days, he made a Slide Bandolero for guitarist, Dean DeLeo, and when he smashed Dean’s favorite guitar on stage. Ken tells the story of how he and some of the other guys from the road crew opened up for them at one show. We discuss him being a tech for Gene Simmons and Eric Singer of Kiss, and his return to Alice Cooper.