Taylor Swift Performs "Drive By" With Train Frontman Patrick Monahan
... Taylor Swift surprised fans at her show in Newark, NJ last night (March 29th) by bringing out Train
frontman Patrick Monahan to perform the band's smash-hit single, "Drive By". You can watch a fan-shot video of the performance by clicking read more. Taylor is currently touring across the country on her highly-anticipated Red tour. All dates and ticket information can be found here. Support comes from Ed Sheeran. Taylor Swift Performs "Drive By" With Train
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Taylor Swift Performs 'Drive By' With Train's Pat Monahan in New Jersey
... Taylor Swift invited one of her "favorite lead singers of one of my favorite all-time bands" to join her onstage at the third sold-out show of her three-night stand in Newark, New Jersey last night (March 29.) Swift brought the pop-rock singer Pat Monahan of the band Train
onstage to sing his band's song 'Drive By.' Before welcoming Monahan to her stage, Swift noted that the New Jersey crowd's passionate support of her trio of shows deserved a "thank you" in the form of a special guest performer. It was like her gift to the the loyal, dedicated fans! Monahan appeared on stage, dressed in all black, descending the staircase, singing the first verse of the lyrics, with the Swift crowd singing in unison, nearly drowning him out. Clearly, T. Swift fans are also Train
fans. They know and like good music! Swift was having a grand old time, rocking out, dancing like a maniac and shaking her thing while Monahan sang his verse and chorus. In that sense, she was no different than her fans -- loving, enjoying and geeking out to a song and an artist she loves. Swift sang the second verse and clearly, 'Drive By' is one of her favorite Train
songs. She then asked the Jersey crowd to show Monahan what they are truly like and to keep their hands in the air for the remainder of the song. They obliged. It was another fun duet at a Taylor Swift show.Next: See the 10 Best Taylor Swift Videos Taylor Swift Performs 'Drive By' With Train
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Carly Rae Jepsen, Train cancel Boy Scouts gig over gay rights
... people I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer... "I always have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level and stay informed on the ever changing landscape in the ongoing battle for gay rights in this country and across the globe." Train
also cancelled, saying, "When we booked this show for the Boy Scouts of America we were not aware of any policy barring openly gay people from participation within the organisation. Train
strongly opposes any kind of policy that questions the equality of any American citizen. "We have always seen the BSA as a great and noble organisation. We look forward to participating in the Jamboree this summer, as long as they make the right decision before then." The poster used on GLAAD to encourage people to sign the petition Derek had started a petition a few days earlier to ask Carly Rae and Train
to speak out about the Boy Scouts' 'ban on gay youth'. The petition got over 64,000 supporters. Derek wrote in the petition, "As a talented artists with incredibly loyal LGBT fans around the globe, I hope they will speak out quickly, and urge the Boy Scouts to end its dangerous anti-gay policy."Below: The world's greatest gay rock and pop stars Carly Rae Jepsen, Train
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Pat Monahan (vocals, trumpet, sax, vibes, percussion)
Rob Hotchkiss (guitars, bass, harmonica, vocals)
Jimmy Stafford (guitars, mandolin, vocals)
Scott Underwood (drums, keyboards)
Charlie Colin (bass, guitar, vocals)
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Columbia Records rejected them in 1996, but signed them in 1998 after they released their first album on their own.
Hotchkiss and Monahan are both married to schoolteachers. Their wives introduced them, and they formed the band.
Monahan was in a cover band in Erie, Pennsylvania before moving to San Fransisco and forming the band. He specialized in Led Zeppelin covers.
They were not signed to a label when they recorded their first album. They financed it themselves for $25,000.
Hotchkiss, Stafford, and Colin were all originally bandmates in a group called the Apostles.
After they gained a following, they signed to Aware Records, the same label that gave stardom to Better Than Ezra and Matchbox Twenty.
Monahan cites an Aerosmith show he saw at 14 as his influence as a musician. At that show, he caught a drumstick in the chest. Guitarist Robbie Robertson from The Band has also been cited as a major influence.
Monahan thinks that The Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are the best movies ever.
Stafford had cats named Maxwell and Bingo.
Colin's favorite musical artists include: Sparkle Horse, Whiskeytown, Rachels, Cocteau Twins, and Ennio Marricone.
The Blue Front Cafe on Haight Street in San Francisco was the first coffeehouse to give Train a regular gig.
Train's self-titled debut album features Counting Crows keyboardist Charlie Gillingham.
Train was managed by Jon Landau, the same man who took care of Bruce Springsteen and Shania Twain.
Underwood is originally from Saratoga Springs, New York. (thanks, chet - saratoga springs, NY)
Monahan has a scar on his chin from when he was in a car accident at seventeen years old.
Pat once accidentally fell off the stage while performing "It's About You". (thanks, Meg - B, Canada, for above 2)
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Mike Watt of the Minutemen tells the story of the song that became an Indie Rock touchstone. It's also the story of what Mike calls "The Movement."
The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.