It’s been nearly a decade since four Florida teenagers started interviewing musicians who came through town for their TV show, The Rock Star Stories. The budding Lester Bangs compiled 22 of their favorite interviews for Off The Bus And On The Record–featuring candid interviews with the likes of members of My Chemical Romance, the Academy Is…, Cobra Starship and, well, 19 more bands.
If you like artists who never leave you confused after you listen to their songs, then you just might like Trey Green. Green was born in Memphis, Tennessee and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. He was once hospitalized for having “several live fish lodged in his nasal passage” and has been arrested three times for failing to move at a green light.
The world will never know the color of Green’s eyes since he wears sunglasses at all times. People would describe his music as a mix of rock and roll with a hint of country. The opening music of his songs draws the listener in. But, as soon as the lyrics to start, you turn it off immediately and hope your parents didn’t overhear what was just sung. I will give it to Green, the lyrics can be funny; especially when he personifies his buttox in his song “My Fantastic Ass.” Would I buy this CD? No.
Based on what I have learned about Trey, he probably wouldn’t care that I didn’t like his music. He is what he is, whether people like him or not. I would give this CD 2 out of 5 stars.
Almost 10 years ago sisters Jaime and Amanda Rich started their own local tv show called Swept Away TV. AT first they interviewed boy bands like NuGround and other local boy and girl groups. In their second season they began to branch out and interview bands like Jimmy Eat World, New Found Glory and Dashboard Confessional.
The shows were soon seen on more than 67 stations and then 4500 colleges on the OSTN Network. On the way to more than 1000 interviews more than 3300 students played a part in the show’s success. Thanks to student director Jeff Hendler and then Zac Rich and a revolving cast of students from all over the State of Florida, the show was part of a pilot for The N, won an AEGIS award for video production along with a national TELLY award and was voted the best video show in South Florida by NewTimes.
Many of our former and current cast members are featured in the book. Buy it, read it, you’ll laugh and enjoy it. You will hear from Alison Sikes, Nicole Shevloff, Michelle Nash and Jeff Hendler among others. Artists include Maroon 5, My Chemical romance, Andrew McMahon from Jack’s Mannequin, Dave Melillo, William Beckett and so many more.
Will be available in stores and online starting in June. You can check out our website for the book here.
SIGN UP DATE FOR 2009-2010
We have gotten so many calls about joining The Rock Star Stories in the Fall that we have already booked our sing up meeting!
Date: August 13th
Who: Prospective interns and cast members who are age 15 through college age with an interest in:
1. filming and have access to cameras (not required)
2. editors who like to film and edit their own segments about music, sports, video games, movies.
3. writers who want to write reviews for the website.
4. interns who can work one afternoon per week on various tasks-reviewing, editing, writing etc. Located in Boca Raton near Spanish River High School.
5. web site designers
6. interested in marketing and public relations projects
7. interested in creating and running a community service project for the 2009-2010 school year.
All crew members and interns will receive community service hours and internship credit if earned.
For more info send us an email info (at) the rock stars stories.com.
Hope to see you in August!
Chris Martin from Coldplay. The last picture is a wild shot of Pete Yorn who was one of the openers.