Friday, June 3, 2011

Rock star Bios

I've been reading the rock star bios of Keith Richards, Steven Tyler and Sammy Hagar. Very enjoyable, interesting reading.

What I find of note is that each of them feels he's a genius, that there was always one guy in the band that they had a huge problem with (usually the other main star in the band--it was that guy's fault), usually one guy they loved (he was always the bass player or rhythm guitarist or drummer--no competition) and that somehow, these stars survived to live into their 60's while many of their friends are no longer alive.

While each of them made, and in some cases lost and then made, a lot of money; money became a central issue--too much of it opened them up to temptations. Too little of it, led to them damaging relationships.

But above all, these bios show that these guys are human: they have failed marriages, personal tragedies, great triumphs and are searching for a meaning in their lives.

Not much different than the rest of us.

Barry LaBov
LaBov & Beyond

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