Here’s a quote that may shock and horrify Phish fans…
I’m trying to teach [Justin Bieber] about Phish and how great they are. We actually met Trey [Anastasio] at a show. – Justin Bieber Band guitarist and musical director Dan Kanter.
That’s right, the teen idol’s closest musical confidant is trying to turn him onto the music of Phish. This isn’t the first Biebs/Phish connection as Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio met Justin Bieber at Z109′s Jingle Ball 2009. Kanter detailed the encounter in the Rolling Stone piece…
He brought his daughter to see a Bieber show, and what a world colliding there that was.
I’ll say. What was that like?
It was quite funny. Scooter [Braun, Bieber’s manager], said to Justin, “This is the reason why all my friends dropped out of college.”
Can we expect to see the Biebs slinging veggie burritos on lot this summer? We’re not quite there yet, but if Kanter has a say he’ll certainly check out the quartet in concert soon. Head over to RollingStone.com for the full article as Kanter is clearly one of us and if Bob Weir – who Kanter pegs as a “Bieberhead” – can play with Hanson, anything’s possible.