Showing posts from July 24, 2011

Lauryn Hill Audition Blog

With the controversial announcement of Lauryn Hill having her sixth baby in between gigs, friends and family are constantly asking me two questions: 1) Are you playing drums with Lauryn Hill? and 2) Did you know she was pregnant?  The answer to both questions is "no".

In March of this year, I received phone calls from both Danny & Daniel Chavis of Apollo Heights.  They told me that they might have an audition to be Lauryn Hill's backup band and asked if I would play drums for the audition and possible tour.  I told them "yes" and didn't hear from them again until...

Near the end of April, I received a phone call from Apollo Heights' agent asking me if I was still on board for the Hill audition.  After I told him yes, he said, "Good.  Your plane leaves in three hours.  We're flying you in from St. Louis to LAX.  When you get there, you'll see a driver holding a card with your name on it.  The driver will take you to your hotel and you …