With that much love for music why would this guy devote his life to Microsoft? Well it turns out that it’s the Microsoft billions that keep Paul Allen’s chops as fine as any touring guitarist. You see Paul Allen has a full time paid jam band at his beck and call. The players must know their music (all styles) and must be willing to be anywhere he asks in the world within 24 hours.
….he wasn’t supposed to talk about it, but he worked for Mr. Allen, who paid him a full-time salary. He didn’t work much — never more than a few days a month — but he was unable to join any other band or take a lot of other gigs. Or take long vacations. Or make New Year’s Eve plans. (via BusinessInsider)
The band has been around the globe and jammed with superstars like Eric Clapton and Bono. Awesome, but I wonder, with a boss that’s a billionaire, does he get to have all the sweet solos?