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Lucy Piller - Atlanta: enters the chatroom. Diane: enters the chatroom.
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Hallo Diane
Diane: Is there going to be a live chat?
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Happy New Year to you Diane
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: sure
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: in about 9 mins
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Guests are Jeff and Howard
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: which state are you in again??
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Ohio?
Diane: New York
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: so its 2.52 like here in Atlanta
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: it starts at 3pm
Diane: Where are they?
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: People will slowly be joining in
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: who??
Diane: Jeff and Howard
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: They join in at 3pm when it starts
Diane: Are we the only ones here?
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: its hasnt started yet Diane
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: but yes so far just us two
Diane: Sorry, I've never been in one of these before
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: OK Well the fans know to join in at around 3
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: I always get on early to talk to anyone who arrives early
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: when did you see Paul last??
Diane: I thought Paul was back with the original Bad Co
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: did you catch him on tour this year
Diane: No, it's been years but I want to
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: did you pick up a copy of the DVD??
Diane: Where , are they at Video stores?
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Yes and also online on the official websites
Diane: I'll check it out
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: The Drummer of Pauls solo band is Jeff Kathan
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: he is our guest today
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: with also Howard Lead guitarist of Pauls solo band
Diane: Is he playing somewhere with them soon?
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: We have no news on that yet. They are all taking a well deserved rest
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: They did have one show a couple of months ago on the west coast
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: they can tell you all about it
JEFF KATHAN: enters the chatroom.
Barb--L.A.: enters the chatroom.
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Hallo Jeff
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Thank you so much for joining us today
JEFF KATHAN: Hey Lucy
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: More fans are on their way
JEFF KATHAN: my pleasure
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Hallo Barb
Barb--L.A.: Hello Lucy!
Barb--L.A.: awesome show in Tacoma in Nov, Jeff
JEFF KATHAN: thanks we had an excellant time
Alex-Russia: enters the chatroom.
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: It sure did rock that show eh?
Barb--L.A.: How do you guys decide on a setlist, Jeff?
Alex-Russia: Hi Lucy & Jeff, Happy New Year !
JEFF KATHAN: a show like that Paul makes it up
Tammy Charleston SC: enters the chatroom.
JEFF KATHAN: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
Tammy Charleston SC: Hey Lucy & Jeff!
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Hi Tammy- good to see you
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Hi Alex - Happy new Year in Russia
JEFF KATHAN: hello Tammy
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: So what projects have you been working on Jeff
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: anything new with Howard etc
Chuck-Baltimore: enters the chatroom.
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Hallo Chuck
Sam: enters the chatroom.
Chuck-Baltimore: Hello Lucy
Jacob: enters the chatroom.
JEFF KATHAN: well I have very busy, I am making a cd right now with Randy Hansen, with Paul's bass player, Lynn Sorensen
Chuck-Baltimore: hello Alex and all
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: What is the name of the band Jeff?
Sam: Hi Lucy and everyone
Alex-Russia: Jeff, one year has passed after last chat. What news are?
JEFF KATHAN: I am also doing a project with Howard Leese and Jason Boyleston in LA for Paul Shortino
Jacob: Hi everyone
Alex-Russia: Hi Chuck & Happy New Year to you !
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Good to see you Jacob
JEFF KATHAN: right now we call it PBR Streetgang
Jacob: i almost didnt make it
Chuck-Baltimore: I've just one question.....has Paul mentioned any intentions of doing any solo shows since Bad Co will be on hold for over a year?
Barb--L.A.: Jeff--what's the PBR stand for? anything obvious?
Yves: enters the chatroom.
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: You beat me to it Barb ;-))
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Hallo Yves
Tammy Charleston SC: I have the same question, any possibility of the solo band touring?
JEFF KATHAN: we'll see what comes, I know Paul enjoyed the show in Seattle very much as we all did, so I do not know anything for sure yet, but I for one hope so
Yves: Hi everybody, sorry I'm late
Diane: Is Howard coming?
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: He is supposed to be coming...
JEFF KATHAN: the show in Nov. was very special for alot of reasons, one of which we had not played together since April 20th, in Atlantic City
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: which also was an amazing show
Tammy Charleston SC: How about 6 shows, US - N,S,E & W, Canada and UK!
Diane: Did you answer the PBR question?
Tammy Charleston SC: Okay, Canada's big, maybe a few more, LOL
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Yeh poor Canada have been waiting forever for some shows
JEFF KATHAN: the other was we added a second guitar player, Joe Shikany, it made the band more musical and verisital were alot more verisital
Tammy Charleston SC: Wow, I wish I could have gotten there.
JEFF KATHAN: we also had a special gueat Lee Oskar, harmonica player for WAR
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: I had never seen him before. A brilliant player he was
Tammy Charleston SC: Man, Jeff, you're making us east coasters jealous.
JEFF KATHAN: if we do any shows this year I'm sure we will have 5 on stage
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Sam - where are you from again?
Barb--L.A.: tell Paul the fans are begging for more shows, please.
Sam: Scotland Lucy
Tammy Charleston SC: Beg, beg, beg!
JEFF KATHAN: PBR, Pabst Blue Ribbon of course, he he
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: - cool
Diane: Do they still make that?
Yves: Sam, how was Hogmanay (or something)?
JEFF KATHAN: I loved playing in Glasgow, Scotland, an incredible audience at the BARROWLAND
Sam: Big street party and fireworks in Edinburgh
Diane: Where do you and Howard live?
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Yeh that Barrowland has a great reputation for having awesome crowds
Sam: Barrowland is one of the best places for a gig in the UKUK'm English
Sam: Seen Paul's NOW tour there in '97
JEFF KATHAN: Tammy, my drums are in there anvil cases and ready to go, I just hope we get to have another chance to tour, we'll see
Tammy Charleston SC: We'll keep our fingers crossed. Jeff, what do you like to do when you're not rockin?
JEFF KATHAN: I am in Seattle, and Howard lives in California, and still has a home in Wash.
Diane: Are you guys married?
JEFF KATHAN: Tammy, I play in Seattle with some local bands and do as much studio work as I can
Diane: Is Paul?
Tammy Charleston SC: Awesome. Any discussion of the solo band recording any time soon?
JEFF KATHAN: this music I am playing with Randy and Lynn is incredible, and we have already done several shows. The cd will be done soon. Howard is on it as well, and if we tour he may be in that band as well
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Will the tour just be on the west coast Jeff?
Barb--L.A.: any release date for that CD?
JEFF KATHAN: I am married and have 3 beautiful daughters, ages 20, 14 and 12
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: And you still look so young Jeff !!!!
JEFF KATHAN: Lucy, for the Randy stuff?
Barb--L.A.: Dude, you don't look old enough to have a 20 year old daughter. :)
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: yes Jeff
Alex-Russia: Jeff, what music you listened on the New Year eve or you played show?
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: If you want to know more about Randy Hansen you can check his website out at www.randyhansen.com
JEFF KATHAN: Tammy, there has been some discussion of recording with Paul, on a coasual and see what we can come up with aditude, which is the best way to do it, I and everyone hopes it comes to pass
JEFF KATHAN: that is casual level, ooppps
Tammy Charleston SC: That would be so terrific.
Diane: Been typing long??? hehe
JEFF KATHAN: ok folks, do not tell anyone, this just between us, I JUST TURNED 50 ON OCT, II TH
Tammy Charleston SC: those hands were made for drumming, not typing, right!
Diane: Did you have a big bash?
Barb--L.A.: WHAT? ok--did you find the fountain of youth with Paul or something?
JEFF KATHAN: WOW YOU GUYS ARE FRICKIN' TOUGH
Tammy Charleston SC: Must be the music.
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: I'm right behind you Jeff. Mine is May 28th and I am hoping to get the fans together for a party and show. Need to wait to see what is happening in May.........
JEFF KATHAN: I played a gig here i Seattle, with a local band, had a great time
Diane: You played on your B-day?
JEFF KATHAN: yes and New Years Eve
Diane: Now that's dedication!
JEFF KATHAN: I play all the time
Diane: When do you find time for your family?
Tammy Charleston SC: That's passion. What makes music so great.
JEFF KATHAN: for what ever it is woth I am the real deal
JEFF KATHAN: worth, dang it
Yves: Jeff, I read somewhere that Paul is/was/used to be difficult to work with on tour. Any truth there?
JEFF KATHAN: I tuley love and get a ral charge out of playing, now if I could just make a good living out of it
Chuck-Baltimore: Possibly Steve Rosen's book, "Free At Last"?
Yves: Yes a bit of gutter journalism if you ask me
Barb--L.A.: I had a chance to talk with Neal Schon about Paul and he loves working with him.
Diane: Not going to answer the tough questions about Paul huh?
JEFF KATHAN: I am capable of alot of cool, and exciting stuff, I just hope I get the oprtunity to live up to my potential
Tammy Charleston SC: We're behind ya, Jeff, and will be looking for the new CD
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Diane its not a tough question at all. Paul is one of the best artists to work for in this trade right Jeff ?
Barb--L.A.: You seemed pretty cool and exciting at the Tacoma show. Count me as a new fan--I'd never seen you before.
JEFF KATHAN: Paul is an incredible talent, you just have to be positive and go along for the ride
Diane: Aren't you diplomatic!!!
Diane: Good luck to you Jeff, hope to catch a show sometime.
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Well I suppose we need to keep checkin the websites for the latest news eh of what is next .
Tammy Charleston SC: I missed, the answer maybe, when do you expect the CD to be released?
Diane: My friends that have seen you play say you make the band.
JEFF KATHAN: I was very proud of the Tacoma show, it was up to me to nail the grooves and give everyone including Paul confidence that we are going to nail this, and we did, and no one in the show could tell that we had not played since April 20th
Barb--L.A.: do you have a website, Jeff?
Barb--L.A.: You guys didn't even rehearse for that Tacoma show???
JEFF KATHAN: No web site yet, but working on one
JEFF KATHAN: cd, not sure when yet but this year
Tammy Charleston SC: Lucy maybe can post to the website when it's released?
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Yes of course I will promote it when its ready Tammy
JEFF KATHAN: the band rehearsed Wed. and we did about 1 to 2 hours with Paul on Thurs., Lynn and I played with Randy on Friday
Chuck-Baltimore: Lucy, got to get back to the Wild Card playoffs....talk to you later, cheers all!!!
Yves: Gotta go guys. Jeff, thank you and all the success you deserve! Chuck, I just realised I never answered your mail. Sorry!!! OK if I do it tomorrow?
Chuck-Baltimore: no problem Yves
Barb--L.A.: not much rehearsal--I'm very impressed that you guys were so amazing!
Yves: Thanks man, I completely forgot!
Alex-Russia: Bye, Yves !
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: we have another 5 mins left with Jeff
Yves: logs off.
JEFF KATHAN: we have a special band that is for sure
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: so if you have any last questions please go ahead
Chuck-Baltimore: logs off.
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: We shall have Howard on next time- seems something came up and he couldnt get here
JEFF KATHAN: he has 2 very youg boys at home anything could be happening
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: I can imagine
Tammy Charleston SC: Jeff, I just want to thank you for your time, and for sharing your talents with us.
Barb--L.A.: who do you count as an influence for your drumming, Jeff? Anyone you admire?
Diane: How long have you been married?
JEFF KATHAN: thank you all for being such great people and fans
JEFF KATHAN: 14 years
Tammy Charleston SC: Good question, Barb.
Diane: How does that work with a creer like yours?
JEFF KATHAN: Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Joe Morello, John Bonhom, Don Brewer just ot name a few
Diane: career, sorry
JEFF KATHAN: the married thing???
Art: enters the chatroom.
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Hallo Art
Diane: My boyfriend is a drummer and ther are a lot of groupies
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Art the chat is shortly ending it has been running an hour
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: nice to see you on though
JEFF KATHAN: it is who I am, just as hard on truck drivers, and fisherman, it is just that they don't get any deli trays, he he
Tammy Charleston SC: Jeff, I hope yall get southeast sometime. We'd love to see you.
Art: Hi Lucy, Yes, late as ever, my drum lessons are on a Sunday evening
Sergio: enters the chatroom.
Alex-Russia: And what you can tell about Simon Kirke, Jeff?
Diane: deli trays???
Tammy Charleston SC: We'll be looking for your website and CD.
JEFF KATHAN: ya they are out there, it all is part of rock and roll, it doesn't mean I saple the goods
Art: Hello Jeff, enjoyed Paul's solo tour we saw you on in UK in 2001, nearly 2 years now I guess
JEFF KATHAN: I respect Simon very much, he is a great drummer and I love playing his parts
Alex-Russia: Thanks Jeff and also I wish you many successes in this year.
JEFF KATHAN: I think it is time to play my own with Paul, don't you agree
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Sergio are you in ITaly??
JEFF KATHAN: well it is time to fly. gfot family stuff to do, thanks everyone
Tammy Charleston SC: Go for it!
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Wishing you a great New Year Jeff. Be well and see you soon
Barb--L.A.: Thanks Jeff. We'll be checking for your projects.
Tammy Charleston SC: Thanks again, Jeff. Best to you.
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: On behalf of Allrightnow.com THANK YOU for joining us Jeff
Tammy Charleston SC: Lucy, thanks so much for coordinating!
JEFF KATHAN: Art loved and honored being in the UK, hope to come back
Barb--L.A.: Yes, thanks, Lucy!
Alex-Russia: There no doubt, Jeff
Art: You'd be very welcome
JEFF KATHAN: love to all
Lucy Piller - Atlanta: Bye - Keep checking both www.paulrodgers.com & www.badcompany.com for all the latest news updates.
Diane: logs off.
Barb--L.A.: I have to go check Jeff's pictures from that show. He sure doesn't look 50. :)
Diane: enters the chatroom.
JEFF KATHAN: logs off.
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