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You Can't Stop Rock & Roll


My life in rock & roll; the greatest years of my life. I was very fortunate to get into the business in the first place and even more fortunate to be able to work and play with some of the greatest bands in rock & roll history including AC/DC, Aerosmith, Afroman, Alice in Chains, Def Leppard, Donny Osmond, Extreme, Godsmack, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Katrina & The Waves, KISS, Milli Vanilli, Ted Nugent, The Pet Shop Boys, Queen, The Scorpions, Skid Row, Technotronic, Robert Plant, Van Halen, Roger Waters, The Who, Wilson/Phillips and others.


My career began as a messenger for New York based management company Leber/Krebs.  It was at L.K.I. that I was able to develop my skills as a manager and was able to carry those skills over to help build & develop the careers of new recording artists like Extreme & Wilson/Phillips.


I was also fortunate enough to be able to work for SBK; a management, publishing and record company also based in NYC.  SBK was amazing.  I learned everything and anything about the entertainment business at SBK.  From record production, marketing, promotion and sales to artist development, radio promotion and music publishing. In the first five years of SBK, we were responsible for the multiplatinum careers of Technotronic, Wilson/Phillips, Vanilla Ice, Jesus Jones and others.  During that period, SBK Records was purchased by and became part of EMI Records.  It was a magical period in my career.  I was flying around the world on tour, taking limo's and private planes and attending big events from The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in England, to the Hollywood Rock Festivals in Rio, Brazil.  Other major events I was involved with include having my bands performing on television shows like Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show, to The David Letterman Show and Arsenio Hall, as well as playing gigs in East Germany, Poland and the Chech Republic and recording an orchestra at the Abbey Road Studios in England; home of the Beatles.



Although now semi-retired from the Music Business (The music business is like a gang.  You're never really allowed to leave), I'm always on the lookout for someone new, exciting and talented to promote.  There's too much good talent out there that's yet to be discovered.


In May of 2009, I wrote an article that was published and now appears on several websites.  The article is called "Rock Bands - Get Discovered Without Losing Your Shirt and Your Sanity".  Click the title to check it out.  Enjoy it and also check out some more photos from the "Hall of Shame" below.
 



 HALL OF SHAME

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