Excerpts from Rock Stars
"...Wearing tight acid washed jeans, Jon Bon Jovi made no qualms about putting "pop" back into rock. Videos focused on his ass made it appear there was an unspoken jeans rivalry between Jon and Joe Elliot of Def Lepard..."
"...I have to rethink everything regarding Rob Halford since he came out of the closet, turning from ferocious front man of Judas Priest to fierce. In hindsight there were signs. The video for "Hot Rockin" was pretty much just a bunch of guys working out in a gym. Hello!!..."
"...Sebastian Bach and Skid Row made music for the kids smoking cigarettes behind the school. Music for the kids that owned denim jackets, but didn't have the money for fancy patches (instead, forced to scribble SKID ROW across the back with a black Sharpie). Essentially, Sebastian Bach made music for the bad kid in The Breakfast Club..."
Twenty-eight mini-profiles detailing strengths, weaknesses, and X factors ranging from Kip Winger's hair, David Lee Roth's use of the microphone, to Bret Michaels reality series comeback. Think Behind The Music on cocaine.
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About the Author: David S. Grant was born in West Allis, WI. He is the author of Corporate Porn, Bleach|Blackout, The Last Breakfast, Hollywood Ending, and short story collection Emotionless Souls. His next novel, Blood-The New Red, will be available in 2010. David lives and works in New York City where he continues to bang his head to the glam gods of the eighties. For more information go to http://www.davidsgrant.com.
About the Illustrator: Joel Gwidt was born in Stevens Point, WI where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting. He is part of the Now Showing program through the Business Council of the Arts and shows his work at The Keyhole gallery and other venues across the Kansas City metro area. You can check out his work at http://www.joelgwidt.com. He is often seen jamming to the hair bands in his studio in Kansas City, MO where Rock is still alive.