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PG senior editor Ted Drozdowski reminisces about encounters with fabled players, including stories about and from Metallica, R.L. Burnside, Scorpions, Roy Buchanan, and ... the ghost of Jimi Hendrix?

A perk of being both a musician and journalist is walking both sides of the line, and picking up stories along the way. PG senior editor Ted Drozdowski recounts some of his encounters with the fabled and famous, including stories about and from Metallica, R.L. Burnside, Scorpions, Roy Buchanan, and the ghost of Jimi Hendrix.

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