“ROCK STARS: The rise, fall, and rise of eighties glam front men into pop culture” is a look back and forward with the glam metal singers from the eighties. Accompanied by video commentary and what if scenarios, Rock Stars takes a tongue and cheek look at both the careers and music created during this time.
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..."
From the lipstick to hairspray to ranking the best at handling the microphone, to the battle of the jeans between Jon Bon Jovi and Joe Elliott, and the huge role chest hair played in the success of Kiss, glam fans will love this honest account of a genre is making a comeback and yet still scoffed at.
Reviews of Rock Stars:
“Whether you’re a closet glam fan who’s able to laugh at yourself and the icons of your youth, or a naysayer looking for more proof that glam is worth mocking, Rock Stars is definitely worth the read”
- Nicole Nash, Metal Underground
“A highly entertaining guide that will bring back memories of long ago back in full force”
- Café of Dreams
“…if you were a fan of the 80’s heavy metal bands then this book is for you”
- Jen’s Book Talk
“I really enjoyed Rock Stars. It was a great look back into music of the eighties and introduces the music to new fans”
- Confessions of an Overworked Mom
“I would recommend this book for the guy who has everything”
- The Cajun Book Lady
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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