Ben’s 10 Volume LXX: Musician Plan B Careers

Ben Allen, music editor

Sammy Hagar – NASCAR driver
Jerry Garcia – Santa Claus
Ronnie Jame Dio – Santa’s Elf
Ozzy Osbourne – Elementary School Teacher
Eric Clapton – Investment Banker
David Lee Roth – Paramedic
Scott Stapp – Trailer Park Manager
Don Henley – Mortician
Ric Ocasek – Model
Brian May – Astrophysicist

About Ben Allen

Our music editor Ben Allen was born one stormy evening in a quaint Northern California coastal village. Upon birth he was immediately exposed to the soothing analog sounds of artists such as Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Captain Beefheart and Santana. As the lad grew, so did his appreciation for an assortment of abrasive hard rock. A pubescent flirtation with butt metal was shattered in the early 1990’s by exposure to Nirvana and other so-called “Alternative” bands. While in college, our protagonist became a DJ on a local station, and began work as a freelance music journalist. During this period he became entranced with artists such as Tortoise, Slint, Modest Mouse, Guided By Voices and Pavement. Currently Allen resides in Arcata, CA where he continues to obsess and salivate over new recordings by his favorite artists. He works with music industry people to ensure that Savage Henry’s contributors receive music and other promotional materials. He also writes a silly monthly list titled “Ben’s 10.”

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