Handicaps? Hardly, more like handicapable. These performers still make great music even if they are missing one of the senses or a body part.
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He's had the condition since birth and only recently revealed it to the public.
Pete Loeffler: Claustrophobia
Pete (of Chevelle) has mild claustrophobia; the song "the Clincher" is about being buried alive.
This was due in part to a gig on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour that went wrong after Tommy, Keith Moon, and Pete Townshend put three times as much dynamite in the back of Keith's drum kit.
Caused by Keith Moon's exploding drum kit on the Smothers Brothers show in 1967.
This was described in an 1983 Bravo (German music magazine) article about Schilling
Phil underwent surgery and rehab for his debilitating issues with his back, neck, and legs that forced him into semi-retirement back in 2012. But after months of rehabbing, he's ready to return to performing like he was even if he has to tape his drumsticks to his hands.
he lost some of his hearing due to a virus in the early-mid 00's decade. After the last gig of a 2007 Genesis reunion tour Phil had to get metal pins put in his spinal cord. The injury is due to over 40 years of drumming. Phil made one last album of mostly Motown covers and for the drums he had to have them strapped to his hands because it's difficult for him to hold on to them. It looks like his music days are probably over because he can't really play instruments anymore. A sad pity, because this dude has talent up the yin-yang and I am lucky I got to see him live in a Genesis concert. Ain't nothing left to do but pull out an album where he appears on (and there are a lot of them), listen and enjoy : )
Turn It On, Turn It On Again
When he was 4 years old, Phil Keaggy lost part of his Middle Finger from a water pump accident. And he's considered the best Christian Rock Guitarist ever.
He says he was teased and bullied for this in school, maybe that and the fact that at wintertime the "Minneapple" is a refrigerator (I've been there) and that his parents were both musicians led to Prince learning how to play several instruments as well as the ropes in studio work.
Baby I'm a Star
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