33 Percent Rockstar: Music, Heartbreak and the Pursuit of Rock Stardom

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No Bueno Publishing, Apr 19, 2019 - Biography & Autobiography - 212 pages


Scott has played over 500 concerts at hundreds of venues spanning almost two decades. From performing to the bar staff at strip mall dive bars, to a sold-out show with members of The Misfits and the Ramones, 33 Percent Rockstar: Music, Heartbreak and the Pursuit of Rock Stardom is about the love of music and life as a struggling musician. It is the true story of what happens when you give up everything to follow your dreams—even when they lead to a run-down strip club in a seedy part of Lincoln, Nebraska.


Scott learned how to play the bass guitar, and became a musician. He'd eventually become a damn good one. He fell in love and got his heart broken. Twice. He played in multiple bands, recorded multiple albums, and toured the country.


In the end, Scott never made it big, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. All for the love of music, he toiled in dead-end jobs, drove across the country in dilapidated tour vans, and dealt with the fragile egos and creative differences of a rotating cast of bands and band members.


33 Percent Rockstar: Music, Heartbreak and the Pursuit of Rock Stardom is a Behind the Music for the vast majority of musicians who never achieve rock stardom and offers a glimpse of the everyday lives of those hopeful, possibly deluded souls pursuing the rockstar dream.

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
10
Section 4
21
Section 5
31
Section 6
45
Section 7
56
Section 8
68
Section 10
87
Section 11
95
Section 12
108
Section 13
120
Section 14
131
Section 15
146
Section 16
154
Copyright

Section 9
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About the author (2019)

Scott C. Sterling is originally from Portland, Oregon and moved to Denver, Colorado at the age of thirteen. He is the author of Teenage Degenerate, a memoir about drug addiction and growing up. His follow-up book 33 Percent Rockstar: Music, Heartbreak and the Pursuit of Rock Stardom is a Music Biography about the vast majority of musicians who never achieve rock stardom.

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