Starlyst Rock Stars

On the stage and in the studio, rock stars reign supreme. They play their guitars, they sing, they bang on their drums, turning sound into excitement, thrilling the masses. For the last half-century, no one has exerted quite as much influence on our culture as rock stars have. Although rock has changed, becoming harder and then softer and then harder again, the character of the rock star has remained static, the partying outrageous and the attitude blase. We look to them to pump us up, to remind us how epic life can be, all while living lives most epic of their own. In return, we put them on a pedestal, build them temples called stadiums and worship them by bobbing our heads along to their ballads.