"Our runner got sick that day. So, I played the runner." John says of the April 2009 Mother Monster show. "I give Gaga a ton of credit. She was just a workhorse. I picked her up first thing in the morning at her hotel, I drove her, and she was in a six hour choreography class, all day. Then we picked her up, brought her to the hotel, she cleaned up and came to the venue and was at the venue till 2 in the morning.
"There's a reason she is where she is. The label double-booked her meet and greet." Instead of 150 fans, there were 300, so after all of that travel, practice, and performance, she sat there and signed something for everyone and took pictures with all of those attending. She "never lost the smile from her face. She treated everybody like they were the first people to come through the meet and greet."
He calls Katy Perry a "superstar" and "a sweetheart." She performed around the same time as Gaga and returned with the filming of Rock of Ages.
A personal favorite, Rancid played Revolution three times, and sold out all of them, one of the times was a back to back show. "I was listening to those guys when I was seven years old," John admits, "all the respect to Timmy Armstrong and those boys."