Kevin "Dugie" Dugan

It’s the late 1970’s, you’ve stopped drumming in your local band because you realized you could be more effective behind the scenes, you cut your teeth in every major bar or club for the last few years after starting out in Cleveland, and as the 80’s fast approach you wonder where life on the road with rock bands will lead you.

Then the phone rings. It’s a band that’s on the verge of dominating the world several times over, but no one knows that yet. They need a Bass tech. You say yes, having never done the job.

You are Kevin Dugie Dugan, and the band is Van Halen. You and the bass player, Michael Anthony start a friendship and a bond that will take you to places you never could have imagined. Foreign countries, platinum records, and women.

Plenty of women.

And a whole lot of Rock n’ Roll.

You’ve seen most everything there is to see on the road. You’ve worked for some of the world’s top artists. But most importantly, you are a Roadie For Life.

Special Mentions:

Chickenfoot, Michael Anthony, Van Halen - Fair Warning, Betty Who Party In the Valley Tour Dates,, World Gone Mad – The Weight Band, Tour:Smart: And Break the Band – Martin Atkins, Meat Is for Pussies: A How-To Guide for Dudes Who Want to Get Fit, Kick Ass, and Take Names – John Joseph, Testimony – Robbie Robertson, What’s In my Bag Video, Focusrite Scarlet 2i2, Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead Photography, Telefunken M80 Dynamic Microphone, goStand Portable Mic and Tablet Stand with Boom

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