Ever dream about shaking hands with your favourite rocker?
You might get anxious: is my handshake firm enough? Are my hands clammy? Does he/she even shake hands?!
Truth be told, some rockers are handshake pros, while others fail the handshake test miserably. Kerrang! editor James McMahon has spent time with countless rock stars, and reveals who’s got the best shakes in the biz, and who could use some work…
Via James McMahon for Kerrang.com:
SLASH: “Hands like shovels. I swear I heard something crack.”
OZZY OSBOURNE: “When I was a kid, my mate down the road kept terrapins [small turtle-like animals] and sometimes he’d let us hold them. That’s what shaking Ozzy’s hand reminded me of, that or shaking the hand of someone who’s had a really long bath. I should say at this point, that Ozzy is the greatest rockstar ever to spend some time with. Funny and kind and totally unique.”
BILLY CORGAN: “Weirdly cold hands they were too, like a man made out of frozen fish fingers. I left worried about his circulation.”
BONO: “He shook my hand like he was welcoming me home from war, which made me suspicious.”
PETE DOHERTY: “The first time I ever met Pete Doherty he asked me if I could get him any heroin. The second time he asked me, at 3am, if I could “lend him a lemon”. Both times I’ve shook his hand, I’ve felt the urge to bathe. …I won’t talk about his fingernails.”