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January 15, 2007


Michael Ansaldo

Masterful, dude. I especially like the part where the label stooge got chewed out by his boss.

My intro to Zakk: Jason Newsted, a photgrapher and myself standing in a warehouse at 9 a.m. waiting for Zakk to show up. About 45 minutes later, a black SUV pulls in driven by what looks like the Lone Biker of the Apocalypse -- but no sign of Zakk. The driver walks around to the back, opens the hatch and out rolls Zakk partially covered by a blanket and clutching a pillow -- apparently he'd been sleeping back there. A few minutes later he walks into the warehouse with a beer in one hand, a case with the other 11 under the other arm, chanting "I'm an evil lowlander" in his best Scottish brogue. It got interesting from there.

And a word on the financial rewards of bios when you're strapped for cash: I once did one on Roxette. Enough said.


Having you as a friend means that I get to hear and thoroughly enjoy stories like this without all of the crap and garbage of dealing with the music biz. Then again, I have spent a few too many hours listening to the "brilliance" of Patrick Swayze...


dude, you have a blog! who knew? i linked ya over at my joint.

great bio story. you have all the fun.


Guy V

The band "Grandaddy" once turned in an entire fake album to their label. The band later released the album under the name "Arm Of Roger". Good stuff.

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lol...Zakk is hilarious

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    Dan Epstein is the author of Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s and Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of '76, both published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press. He writes about baseball, music and other cultural obsessions for a variety of outlets and publications. He lives in Greensboro, NC, and is available for speaking engagements.