The music industry can be a bit of a harsh beast no matter what genre you find yourself in. Whether you're trying to make it as a pop star, a rapper, or just a rock musician, you don't get to where you are without your fair share of hardships. However, the best instances are when you can throw it right back in the faces of the people who counted you out.
Rock in particular has been chock full of artists that didn't seem to have a prayer. From the loss of an important member to having a death in the family, these types of struggles you wouldn't want to wish upon your worst enemy. It would have been completely understandable if these guys just retired after something like this, and yet they found a way to turn that negative energy into rocket fuel. New bands are formed, new friendships are made, and a whole new lifetime of classic music is created from moments like these.
Whereas this kind of thing might be considered the nail in other musicians' coffin, the strong hunker down and manage to blow the doors off the hinges one more time. Say what you want to about these bands...they sure aren't lacking in perseverance.
I'm just a junkie for all things media. Whether it's music, movies, TV, or just other reviews, I absolutely adore this stuff. But music was my first love, and I love having the opportunity to share it with you good people.