Anatomy Of A Rock Star

| February 7, 2014

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Anatomy Of A Rock Star

At 29 Drew Langley’s life is at a crossroads. By now he expected to be an international rock star. Talent certainly isn’t the issue. Drew’s been writing, singing and playing since the age of five. By all standards, the man is a gifted musical prodigy. He’s sat in as a session player for marquee bands. He’s got a kickass catalog of more than 700 radical tunes. He’s a great singer, a virtuoso on guitar and keyboards, and he’s light years ahead of most established session producers for creativity and ingenuity.

And if that’s not enough, women throw themselves at him because he’s drop dead gorgeous. But still, he hasn’t managed to break through. And to add insult to injury, Beth, his lady of five years, has grown weary of the empty promises of fame and fortune and wants him to abandon music, get a regular 9 to 5 and marry her.

His good friend Billy keeps urging Drew to pull off a dramatic publicity stunt, something of the shock and awe variety. But Drew thinks everything really crazy has already been done. But has it? After a revealing session with a savvy Hollywood psychic he playfully calls the Voodoo Lady, Drew comes up with a stunt that’s sure to send him to the top with a bullet. It should also make his girl Beth, happy. But things don’t quite turn out that way as serendipity enters the picture.

Yep, it works. Total and complete victory. The crazy stunt is a monumental success. The video of his madness goes hyper-viral within 24 hours. And after only three days, Drew has sold more than 200,000 downloads of his best tunes at a buck a pop. People all around the world are talking about the video. It’s posted everywhere. It’s vulgar. It’s sick. It’s crazy. It’s obscene. It’s brilliant. He’s a maniac. He’s a genius. He’s an attention seeking lunatic. Hollywood talent agents are calling him at all hours. Major record labels want to sign him NOW. Drew’s music is getting the attention he’s always dreamed about. But somehow, something’s missing.

You’re going to love Drew Langley and the people close to him as he discovers there’s more to success than bright lights, money and fame. He learns there’s also a healthy measure of unforeseen self discovery attached to his professional coming of age. With the insane Los Angeles music industry as the backdrop, Drew finds irony, humility, peace and even enlightenment in the places he never expected to find it. And if that’s not enough, he’s four million dollars richer two months after pulling of the publicity stunt of all times.

But something unforeseen also happens to Drew. For the first time in his life, rather than simply looking, he actually sees the people around him for what they are. And he discovers that without ever noticing before, he already had almost everything he wanted.

Anatomy Of A Rock Star is a down and dirty yarn of what it’s like in the trenches of the Los Angeles music jungle. It’s touching. It’s funny. It’s disturbing. It’s shocking. It’s even heartwarming at times. It’s a story of a guy who did what he had to do to get noticed and what happened to him as a consequence. But it’s more than that. It goes beyond the superficial glitter of the music industry as the main character becomes not just a renowned musical master, but a man as well.

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