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ROCKTOBER REVIEW: Rock Stars by David S. Grant


ROCK STARS is a look back and forward with the glam metal singers from the eighties. ". . .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. . ."". . .In hindsight there were signs Rob Halford was gay. 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. 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.


David S. Grant is the author of Corporate Porn (Silverthought Press), Bleach|Blackout (Silverthought Press), Happy Hour (SynergEBooks), Emotionless Souls (Brown Paper Publishing), Hollywood Ending (SynergEBooks), The Last Breakfast (Brown Paper Publishing), and Rock Stars (Oak Tree Press). In 2010 David's short story collection Lost Souls will be published by Brown Paper Publishing, and next novel, Blood-The New Red, by Silverthought Press.


  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: (November 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0557182409
  • ISBN-13: 978-0557182404
SOURCE: -- Thanks Susan!

    This book reads like a MTV show.  Put a guy in front of a computer and give him a beer, then let him rant about his favorite metal bands.  Well, not the bands per se, but the lead singers.  A nice illustration accompanies each chapter, although I thought the pictures were a little eery.  There was just something off with the eyes of each artist.  Overall, a nice little coffee table book to bring up memories. 

    1 comment:

    1. As a teen of the 80s and still a devoted fan of the music, this sounds like a read I would really enjoy.
      Thanks for the heads up!


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