Most fans would read these lyrics, hearing London ringing loudly in their mind; They would take the frustration in the song into account for their response. Michael looked at these lyrics a little differently; Michael’s focus was simply on “your face.” Whose face? Brad’s face.
His tribute is titled “Hug A Drummer” and Stephan kindly refers to him as a brother. Brad Hargreaves is fierce when he’s beating those drums, but many of us fans have also had the pleasure of meeting Brad and finding out what a great person he truly is.
The day of the show, I patiently watched the clock getting closer to show time. I had butterflies in my stomach all day. I remember the cab ride felt like forever until it dropped us off at the Hard Rock. We met up with Lauren and Adam by the entrance. Then, I had the pleasure of meeting Lizette and Janelle for the first time. Talk about amazing, right? I mean the power of social media bringing all of us together.
Until about a week ago I did not have a photo of Just Brad, although I have been on this journey with Third Eye Blind for 20 years. Last Wednesday in Hermosa Beach, after the Jimmy Miller Foundation Charity Event, I was able to Hug the Drummer, the one that is Made of Lions.
When asked if you could be in a rock band what instrument would you want to play? My answer would be drums. When it comes to heart and style there is nothing more exhilarating than watching Brad. I have been fortunate enough to meet him on numerous occasions before and after shows.
Janelle Morrow has been a fan of 3eb from the start, falling in love with Semi-Charmed life and everything that came after. She first saw the band live when they opened for the Rolling Stones in Seattle back in 1997 and plans to attend two shows on this years Summer Gods Tour. She says that her current favorite song is Everything Is Easy. Here's a story of hers about how one particular show in 2013 was not so easy to get to and how she made up for it three years later. - Lizette McMillen
They spent half an hour just trying to perfect the “Faster” intro. It was very intriguing and amusing to watch them interact and poke fun at each other. Then, once they were finished, it was time for us to meet them.
I hope every fan gets the opportunity to have a chat with Brad, take a pic to last forever, and get to know a little bit about the beat of the band, the one made of lions, the only drummer that matters - Brad Hargreaves!