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Vol. 7, Iss. 5
June 6, 2018


Blind Melon: Seeing A Coverage Opinions Interviewee In Concert

Late last year I had the thrill of interviewing Rogers Stevens for Coverage Opinions. Rogers is a fourth year associate in the Labor and Employment Group in the Philadelphia office of Ballard Spahr. But Rogers has a second gig. He is the guitarist for 90s mega-band Blind Melon.

The band that Rogers founded exploded onto the music scene in 1993 when the video for its song “No Rain,” featuring a young girl dancing in a bumble bee costume, owned the MTV airways. Rogers and his bandmates appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone, had an album go quadruple-platinum and reach number three on Billboard, and were nominated for two Grammys.

Blind Melon still performs around the country and I had the chance to see them last month at the Theatre of Living Arts on South Street in Philadelphia. It was a great show (despite my favorite song not being played) and the place was packed.

When I met Rogers last year I posed this riddle to him: How do you know that the guitarist for Blind Melon is a lawyer? Answer - Because he’s checking his work emails during a drum solo.

As I watched Rogers Stevens on stage at the TLA, totally engrossed in his guitar playing, I’m pretty sure he wasn’t thinking about non-compete clauses.

Rogers Stevens (right)
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