Showing posts with label The Rock Star Chronicles. Show all posts
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

STEVE ROTHERY ORIGINAL GUITARIST AND FOUNDING MEMBER OF PROG LEGENDS MARILLION EXCLUSIVE ON ZOOM TV WITH RAY SHASHO

 S T E V E

R O T H E R Y

ORIGINAL GUITARIST AND 

FOUNDING MEMBER

of  PROGRESSIVE ROCK GIANTS


EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV

INTERVIEW


MARILLION To Release New BOXSET

'An Hour Before It's Dark' In March

British rock band Marillion, founded in 1979, have, over the course of 18 studio albums, become one of the most commercially successful progressive rock bands of the 1980s and are still one of the most outstanding representatives of their genre. As the first of their peers, Marillion have started to embrace the potential of the internet for both their commercial approach and to interact with their audience. In 2013, the band was even declared "Band Of The Year" at the second annual Prog Rock Awards.

Throughout their over 40 year-long career and over 15 million records sold they have become the most outstanding representatives of their genre.

With their extremely successful studio album "F*** Everyone And Run (F E A R)", their second one released by earMUSIC and the band’s highest charting album across the globe since Steve Hogarth joined in 1989, Marillion have shown that they continue to stay as brilliant and vital as ever while consistently dodging categorization by crafting distinct, evocative music. 

MARILLION is currently on the road with the "Light At The End Of The Tunnel" tour in the U.K., which will be followed by several MARILLION weekends until summer 2022 and a major European tour in autumn 2022. 

Steve Rothery is the original guitarist and the longest continuous member of the British rock band Marillion. Outside Marillion, Rothery has recorded two albums as part of the duo the Wishing Tree and an instrumental solo album, The Ghosts of Pripyat, released in September 2014. He also founded the British Guitar Academy in 2011.

PURCHASE THE 
LATEST RELEASE

BY 

M A R I L L I O N

AN HOUR BEFORE 

ITS DARK

BOXSET

PLEASE NOTE THIS ITEM IS A PRE-ORDER AND WILL ONLY BE SHIPPED UPON RELEASE 

IN EARLY 2022.



ORDER NOW at

https://marillion.ear-music.net/

and AMAZON.COM



PURCHASE

With Friends 

At St David's

2CD’s

LIVE

BY 

MARILLION

On July 23rd,2021 Marillion released their live album With Friends At St David’s, recorded in Cardiff in November 2019.  It all started with the release of “With Friends From The Orchestra” in 2019, when Marillion teamed up with “In Praise of Folly”, a string quartet accompanied by Sam Morris (French Horn) and Emma Halnan (Flute), to record a stunning album full of re-arranged Marillion treasures. That same year, Marillion took these very special versions on tour and even added a few more highlights like “Gaza” and “Zeperated Out” to the setlist, presenting them in a whole new light. 

With Friends At St David’s” is not only a visually and sonically remarkable live album, but also a dedication to crossing musical boundaries and making “friends” outside of one genre and musical universe. The DVD and Blu-ray of this release offer even more, as they come with the previously unreleased documentary “Making Friends“, which shows Marillion in the studio during the making of “With Friends From The Orchestra”. 

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Track Listing
1. Gaza (Live in Cardiff)
2. Beyond You (Live In Cardiff)
3. Seasons End (Live in Cardiff)
4. Estonia (Live In Cardiff)
5. The Hollow Man (Live in Cardiff)
6. The New Kings (Live In Cardiff)
7. The Sky Above The Rain (Live In Cardiff)
8. Zeparated Out (Live In Cardiff)
9. Ocean Cloud (Live in Cardiff)
10. Fantastic Place (Live In Cardiff)

11. This Strange Engine (Live In Cardiff)




THE

REVONTULET

ALBUM

By

STEVE ROTHERY

The crowdfunding campaign for the Revontulet album will be launched early in 2022 with the release of the X-15 track. Please subscribe to the mailing list to receive news on the different editions, release date and availability of the limited edition La Silla cd/dvd (including 5.1 mix). www.steverothery.com

See the La Silla trailer at amazon.com and purchase this the first track from the "Revontulet' album via Bandcamp.


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STEVE ROTHERY

And

MARILLION

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MARILLION

DISCOGRAPHY

Script for a Jester's Tear (1983)

Fugazi (1984)

Misplaced Childhood (1985)

Clutching at Straws (1987)

Seasons End (1989)

Holidays in Eden (1991)

Brave (1994)

Afraid of Sunlight (1995)

This Strange Engine (1997)

Radiation (1998)

marillion.com (1999)

Anoraknophobia (2001)

Marbles (2004)

Somewhere Else (2007)

Happiness Is the Road (2008)

Less Is More (2009)

Sounds That Can't Be Made (2012)

Fuck Everyone and Run (F E A R) (2016)

With Friends from the Orchestra (2019)

An Hour Before It's Dark (2022)

 

STEVE ROTHERY

DISCOGRAPHY

With The Wishing Tree

Carnival of Souls (1996)

Ostara (2009)

Solo

Live in Plovdiv (December 2013)

Live in Rome (August 2014)

The Ghosts of Pripyat (September 2014)

 

MARILLION CONCERT DATES

2022

Marillion Weekend Poland

Friday 8 April 2022

Wytw√≥rnia, Lodz, Poland

 

Marillion - Cruise to The Edge

Monday 2 May 2022

Cruise To The Edge, Port Canaveral, Florida, USA

 

Marillion Weekend Sweden

Friday 20 May 2022

Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Marillion Weekend UK

Friday 27 May 2022

De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK

 

Marillion Weekend Portugal

Friday 10 June 2022

Aula Magna, Lisbon, Portugal

 

Marillion Weekend Canada

Friday 1 July 2022

L'Olympia, Montreal, Canada

 

Marillion - Live 2022 - Europe

Sunday 16 October 2022

L'Aeronef, Lille, France

 

Monday 17 October 2022

Oosterpoort, Groningen, Netherlands

 

Wednesday 19 October 2022

Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven, Netherlands

 

Thursday 20 October 2022

Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven, Netherlands

 

Saturday 22 October 2022

Zenith, Dijon, France

 

Sunday 23 October 2022

Zenith, Paris, France

 

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands

 

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

Friday 28 October 2022

Le Summum, Grenoble, France

 

Saturday 29 October 2022

Le Rocher De Palmer, Bordeaux, France

 

Monday 31 October 2022

Zenith, Nantes, France

 

Thursday 3 November 2022

Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany

 

Friday 4 November 2022

Tempdrom, Berlin, Germany

 

Sunday 6 November 2022

Pier 2, Bremen, Germany

 

Monday 7 November 2022

Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

 

Wednesday 9 November 2022

Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany


2023 

Marillion Weekend Port Zelande

Thursday 16 March 2023

Center Parcs, Port Zelande, The Netherlands








STEVE ROTHERY

APPEARS WEEK OF

FEBRUARY 14TH 2022

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with RAY SHASHO

NOW STREAMING at

The Classic Rock Music Reporter

Classic Rock Here and Now

Music Tried and True 

www.rockmusic.show

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RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE

CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE

BY RAY SHASHO



 …Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover  or E-book  at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS


The Rock Star Chroniclesby Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO





Friday, January 21, 2022

SUZI QUATRO 'THE QUEEN OF ROCK' EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW WITH RAY SHASHO ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS:ROCK STARS & CELEBS

 S U Z I 

Q U A T R O

'THE DEVIL IN ME'

THE LATEST RELEASE BY

 THE QUEEN OF ROCK

ZOOM TV EXCLUSIVE 

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with RAY SHASHO


Suzi Quatro is an internationally renowned renaissance woman. Although most of her extraordinary achievements in the arts were celebrated outside the United States, she has left a momentous impression as the original first lady of rock ‘n’ roll.
The leather clad, bass guitar slingin,’ Motor City- rock ‘n’ roll queen- Quatro, first gained notoriety in the early 60’s playing venues around Detroit in an all-female garage rock band called The Pleasure Seekers. Her sister Arlene became the bands piano player and Suzi’s older sister Patti Quatro their guitarist. Patti would later become epitomized as a member for yet another all-girl rock sensation ‘Fanny’ (“Butter Boy” #29 Hit on Billboard’s Hot 100).The Pleasure Seekers shared the limelight in those early days with future rock legends Bob Seger, Grand Funk Railroad, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper and many other acts. In 1965, The Pleasure Seekers recorded two singles, “Never Thought You’d Leave Me” and “What a Way to Die.”
In 1968, Mercury Records signed The Pleasure Seekers to a recording contract and the band began touring extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally. Also that year, the band toured with Eric Burdon and The Animals.

With the music scene rapidly changing into heavier album rock format FM radio, the band quickly shifted gears. They formed a new band called ‘Cradle’ which spotlighted the sensational vocalizations of Suzi and Nancy Quatro. Cradle became an incredible psychedelic/hard rock act that toured with groups like The Jefferson Airplane, Jeff Beck, Santana, Ten Years After, Traffic, Mountain, and numerous other bands. The band broke up in 1973. 

Suzi Quatro’s vivacious performances in Cradle caught the attention of legendary British producer Mickie Most (The Animals, Herman’s Hermits, The Jeff Beck Group, Donovan, Hot Chocolate and Lulu). In 1971, Quatro moved to England permanently and signed onto Mosts’ label RAK Records.

Her first single was called, “Rolling Stone” (#1 Hit in Portugal) and featured Peter Frampton (Humble Pie) on guitars, Micky Waller (Jeff Beck Group) on drums and Errol Brown (Hot Chocolate) on back-up vocals. After modest success from her debut single, Most brought in the songwriting and production team of Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. Quatro immediately hit the road on a UK tour supporting the bands Thin Lizzy and headliners Slade.


Suzi Quatro’s second single; “Can the Can” became a #1 Hit in Europe and Australia in 1973. Quatro followed with a string of hits, “48 Crash,” “Daytona Demon,” and “Devil Gate Drive.” Each sold over a million copies.

Quatro supported Alice Cooper on his ‘Welcome to my Nightmare’ tour in 1975 but couldn’t duplicate the notoriety she earned in the UK and Australia. But in 1979, Suzi scored big in the U.S. with the hit, “Stumblin’ In” (#4 Hit on Billboard’s Hot100) a Chinn/ Chapman penned composition performed as a duet with Chris Norman (Smokie).

Suzi Quatro became a household name in the U.S. as ‘Leather Tuscadero’ on the hit Television sitcom, ‘Happy Days.’ Leather was the leader of an all-girl band called, ‘Leather Tuscadero and the Suedes.’ Her sister in the series was ‘Pinky Tuscadero’ a former girlfriend of ‘The Fonz.’ Garry Marshall offered her an audition after seeing a picture of Suzi on his daughter’s bedroom wall.


In 2005, Quatro was featured in a documentary film called, ‘Naked Under Leather’ illustrating her life and much-esteemed career. Also that year she recorded a tribute song, “Singing With Angels” dedicated to her lifetime idol Elvis Presley at Emerald Studios in Nashville with Presley’s original backup singers The Jordanaires. Quatro released her self-written autobiography, ‘Unzipped’ in 2007.

In 2010, Quatro was inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends online Hall of Fame. Quatro released her fifteenth studio album, In the Spotlight in 2011.

Suzi’s most recent release is entitled The Devil In Me, and she says it’s the best album in my career to date!”

Suzi Quatro has sold over 50-million records and helped pave the wave for generations of women rockers. Some of the women inspired by Quatro are Joan Jett, The Runaways, Pat Benatar and Deborah Harry to name just a few.

Let’s hope the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame realizes that too.

And just think … it all began when her father gave her a 1957 Fender Precision, her first bass guitar, which she still plays today.


In 2014 Suzi celebrated 50 years as a professional and her famous quote says it all …

"I WILL RETIRE WHEN I GO ONSTAGE, SHAKE MY ASS, AND THERE IS SILENCE"



PURCHASE THE LATEST RELEASE

BY

SUZI QUATRO

THE DEVIL IN ME

Available at amazon.com

It’s got to be a very special release that has Suzi Quatro announced proudly:

“The Devil In Me"

Is the best album in my career to date!” After all, the American rock vocalist would hardly utter such superlatives lightly.

Suzi’s enthusiasm for her latest offering has many reasons, twelve of them to be precise. Because The Devil In Meconsists of exactly a dozen songs, each of them – from the opening track and title song to the final ‘Motor City Riders’ – a real highlight.

The reasons for Suzi’s remarkable creative explosion: on the one hand the lockdown, which kept her from her usual touring life in spring 2020, and on the other another collaboration with her son Richard Tuckey, which had already worked out extremely well on her predecessor album No Control.


Suzi: “Starting spring 2020, almost one hundred of my shows were cancelled and Richard would also have been on tour with his band had not all concerts been cancelled or postponed. So, I said to him: ‘We should make the most of our free time, write new material and allow ourselves to be inspired by the things that are currently going on in the world.’ I already knew that Richard and I make a brilliant team, after all No Control had been a major success and a very special recording for us.

Although I would never have thought that we’d be able to surpass it. But everybody who’s heard The Devil In Me and all the people who had worked on the previous album have told us: ‘This album is even stronger!’”

The album presents Suzi’s full range of musical diversity plus a number of surprises. From rock tracks such as ‘The Devil In Me’, ‘Get Outta Jail’, ‘Motorcity Riders’ and ‘Hey Queenie’ to fairly unusual numbers such as the pub atmosphere-inspired ‘Loves Gone Bad’ with its intimate mood or ‘In The Dark’ which is accompanied by elegant piano and provocative saxophone sounds, Suzi presents herself from a whole range of different aspects. “Richard wanted this album to have a through line, so that you could put any track on, and it just fit… he also said he wanted this album to be as important and groundbreaking as my first one. So that is how we approached this project, and that is what we accomplished.”

 

ALSO 

Purchase


SUZI Q

on DVD

Suzi Q by Australian Director Liam Firmager charts the professional career of Detroit-born, UK-based singer/ songwriter/bassist /bandleader / actor / poet Susan Kay Quatro. The first female-rocker to break into the mainstream and the rightful Queen of Rock n Roll. The film includes Alice Cooper, Deborah Harry, Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads), Joan Jett and Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Happy Days co-star Henry Winkler, KT Tunstall, Australian-born record-producer/songwriter Mike Chapman, numerous members of the very musical Quatro family and many more

                                                                        available AT AMAZON.COM


UNZIPPED

A MEMOIR BY SUZI QUATRO

 The original memoir by glam rock sensation Suzi Quatro, subject of feature documentary 'Suzi Q' 

You've seen Suzi Q, the feature documentary about legendary 70s rocker Suzi Quatro. Now read Unzipped, the story of how Little Susie from Detroit grew up to become an international superstar musician - as told by the glam rock sensation herself.

The glam rock icon behind such hits as 'Can the Can', 'Devil Gate Drive' and 'Your Mamma Won't Like Me' has sold over 50 million records worldwide and has worked, partied and rocked out with legendary figures such as Noddy Holder, Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop. Suzi Quatro's transformation from girl to glam rocker was fuelled by huge talent, determination, hard work and a fabulous sense of humour, but it wasn't easy.

In Unzipped, Quatro tells her story of life behind the scenes and in the thick of it as one of the first major break-out female rock bassists. Later, she went on to Hollywood to join the cast of Happy Days, juggling her acting and music career with a turbulent personal life and constant touring around the world. Through it all, she never lost her passion to perform or her sense of adventure.

Suzi Quatro remembers it all in this brilliantly personal and funny book, a thrilling account of a life lived going hell for leather.

Available at amazon.com




 THROUGH 

MY 

THOUGHTS


SUZI’S ILLUSTRATED 

COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

The third in my series of illustrated coffee table books, 1 year in lockdown,1 year on this roller coaster called life, 1 year where you can go through every single emotion you have in 5 minutes. Sometimes you smile, sometimes you cry, many times you just hit the wall. I faithfully did my instagram posts every morning sharing my feelings and tribulations, trying to lift people's spirits. It helps to share. It helps to know you're not alone. Enjoy my moods! (I blame being a Gemini!!) Suzi Quatro

Available at

www.waterstones.com/books/search/term/suzi+quatro


FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

SUZI

QUATRO

VISIT

www.suziquatro.com

Official website

www.facebook.com/Suziquatrorocks

facebook

https://twitter.com/Suzi_Quatro

twitter

www.instagram.com/suziquatroreal

instagram


SUZI QUATRO

DISCOGRAPHY

Suzi Quatro (1973)

Quatro (1974)

Your Mamma Won't Like Me (1975)

Aggro-Phobia (1976)

If You Knew Suzi... (1978)

Suzi ... and Other Four Letter Words (1979)

Rock Hard (1980)

Main Attraction (1982)

Annie Get Your Gun – 1986 London Cast (1986)

Oh, Suzi Q. (1990)

What Goes Around – Greatest & Latest (1995)

Unreleased Emotion (1998)

Free the Butterfly (1999)

Back to the Drive (2006)

In the Spotlight (2011)

Quatro, Scott & Powell (2017)

No Control (2019)

The Devil in Me (2021)


 





SUZI QUATRO

APPEARS WEEK OF

FEBRUARY 7TH 2022

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

with RAY SHASHO

STREAMING at

The Classic Rock Music Reporter

Classic Rock Here and Now

Music Tried and True

YOU TUBE  

FACEBOOK

apple

amazon music

iHeartRadio

Podtastic

Podchaser

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Deezer

Google Podcasts



RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE

CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE

BY RAY SHASHO



 …Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover  or E-book  at bookbaby.com and amazon.com


Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST


THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS


The Rock Star Chroniclesby Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO