23 August 2008

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 Guesting with

23 August 2008
Venue The Green Door
City, Country Hollywood, California, USA
Band Josh Smith (vox, guitar), Stevie Riolo (guitar), Hersh Davda (bass), Roberto Cerletti (drums)
Guest(s) Prince (guitar)
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  • Following the performance, blogger Dr. Funkenberry contacted the band for information on how it transpired:
"Josh Smith had this to say: So I get this tap on my shoulder and turn to see this very pretty young lady. I chin up and attempt a sly grin like I do - she asks “Would your band mind letting Prince sit in for a tune?” Jaw on the floor, I am like “I’m sorry?” Turns out he had been there and seen some of our set and wanted to jam on a cover with us. It was like when you get a gold star in kindergarten - you know you did something right but your not sure what, and you feel that sensation of not-the-short-bus kind of “I’m special.”
Steve Riolo added this: We were about 2 minutes into the song when Josh walked over to me and told me that Prince wanted to play my guitar. Shortly after that, I saw him off to my left, throwing on some dark sunglasses and walking toward me. I felt a sudden jolt of…something…maybe it was shock…what had started out as a rumor 20 minutes prior was now a stark reality. Prince was standing next to me and about to play with my band! I took off my guitar and handed it over to him…he asked what key we were in…i told him and then stepped out of the way, watching in a sort of mesmerized awe as he sat down on my amp and started jamming with the boys. All I could do was smile. It was an unforgettable surreal experience."
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