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Rocker's Road: A Journey Through the Fading Days of '80s Metal

Rocker s Road A Journey Through the Fading Days of s Metal In the s Los Angeles was the epicenter of a global hard rock music explosion This area home to world famous clubs like the Whisky a Go Go The Roxy Theater and the Troubador spawned dozens of

  • Title: Rocker's Road: A Journey Through the Fading Days of '80s Metal
  • Author: Ben Wand
  • ISBN: 9781508494614
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the 1980s, Los Angeles was the epicenter of a global hard rock music explosion This area, home to world famous clubs like the Whisky a Go Go, The Roxy Theater, and the Troubador, spawned dozens of legendary bands But for every legendary hard rock band to come out of L.A there were hundreds or thousands of bands who attempted to capture that same glory Teenager Dee JIn the 1980s, Los Angeles was the epicenter of a global hard rock music explosion This area, home to world famous clubs like the Whisky a Go Go, The Roxy Theater, and the Troubador, spawned dozens of legendary bands But for every legendary hard rock band to come out of L.A there were hundreds or thousands of bands who attempted to capture that same glory Teenager Dee Jones was among them In 1991, Dee leaves home to chase his dreams in Los Angeles Dee quickly faces the reality of living on his own for the first time, the cold heartedness of the music scene, and how people close to him face intimidation and challenges.This dramatic tale demonstrates the reckless bravery of youth and gives a snapshot of what the music industry was like It s a story shared by thousands who made a similar journey And by anyone who has put everything they had into their dreams, rolled the dice, and took their chances.

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    About "Ben Wand"

    1. Ben Wand

      Ben Wand picked up the guitar at 14 and spent his teens and early 20s chasing a career in music He made many great memories while performing in Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho At 23, he cut his hair and went to college He attended Portland State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business, and graduated in the top 5% of his class He is married to the love of his life and they have two amazing boys He is a retired marketing professional in Portland, Oregon, and is pursuing a Master s Degree in History.

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    1. This is a rare case when I give a book two stars. So before you decide that this book is not for you, hear me out. The thing that made me choose "it was ok" is mostly style. If you like thing simple - you should probably give it a try.I don't want to offend anyone here, and there are things I truly liked about the story, I admire it when people put their soul and knowledge in a story, and the most striking thing about this book is the nostalgia. It's a beautiful thing that could've made the stor [...]


    2. From the opening pages, I was transported back to my own youth--with my own dreams of making it as a rock star. I didn't have the courage to follow my dreams but always wondered what it would have been like to leave everything behind and try and make it. Ben Wand's novel made me feel like I was there, back in the early 90s at the hottest spots in L.A. The story reads like a VH1 rockumentary, with the flair of live shows and the raw, behind-the-scenes drama of an up-and-coming rock band. I was ch [...]


    3. A compelling tale of a high school graduate who risks it all to become the rock star he dreamed of being. What I loved most about the book is how you can see the rise of grunge killing the type of music Dee wants to play, but you know no one can stop it.It is definitely a book where you want to know what happens next, and you hope that the main character will somehow beat the odds. It also left me wanting to know more about the next chapter in Dee's life. I would have liked to have learned more [...]


    4. Incredible journey - most rock bios take you through the same kind of script gritty 5 years of living in moms basement with a guitar and a bunch of drugs 2 years of money, women, and fame, then 20 years of rehab for the inevitable cleanup.This is something far different. I am not going to give away the story, but the journey has you wondering what the next turn will be the entire way. Highly recommended for anyone into not just the genre, but who wants to see what life was really like in early 9 [...]


    5. Hope this is the spawning of more starving musicians books.For every musician that's ever tried to 'make it', you can relate. Thousands of people have been through this kind of story. I'm surprised there aren't more books about it. I hope this starts a new trend. I'd read them all. Thanks for blazing that tail Ben. I mean trail.



    6. This was a good book how ever I do wish the author would have done more to make it more interesting. I look forward to reading more of this author's work.


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