Back in the late 1980s, I began my pursuit of higher education at Northeastern University in Boston. As many of you don’t know, I left Northeastern in February of 1990, after just two quarters, because the cost of attending this school was just too high and I wanted to get involved more in journalism and mass communications, a degree which I finally secured from the infamous Kent State in the spring of 1994.
What a lot of people don’t know, and it’s a fact that I like to keep pretty quiet, was the 6 months that I had off between Northeastern and Kent State was spent on tour with the Rolling Stones. Not only did I play guitar, I also played bass and rhythm. What a rush it was to walk on stage and rip into the opening chords of “Satisfaction” (then start the deep bass background, and finally, add some extra chops on rhythm guitar) and see the crowds of 60,000 people or more go hog-wild. I’ll never forgot that spring and summer of ’90.