THIS IS A PREORDER. THE BOOK IS NOT SET TO RELEASE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 21ST 2021.
In 1998, I reached up and touched the golden underbelly of rock stardom.
Following 6 years of struggle in Los Angeles, the epicenter of the dream/reality splatter zone, my band The Uninvited inked a major label deal with Atlantic Records, pulling back the velvet rope on the most exclusive club in the world. For two incredible sweat-drenched and mind-altering years, we had fame by the tender bits and squeezed hard. And for me, just when it looked like life couldn’t get any better, it did; Mia, so achingly unattainable for so many years, landed squarely in the attainable category. But all these dreams collided in a rush to come true, threatening to unravel everything, just when I held it all in my hand.
THE UNINVITED: ON THE ROAD WITH THE GREATEST ROCK BAND YOU NEVER HEARD (63,000 words) is the story of 5 friends stuffed in a van on a Homer-esque nationwide odyssey, clinging desperately to a gossamer thread of one-hit-wonder fame while sharing the stage with legends like Cheap Trick, Blues Traveler, The Violent Femmes, Chris Isaak, and many more. It was an amazing journey, but the road forked, leading to a place I never imagined.
And there was a gnome, too. He was kind of an asshole.
THE UNINVITED is a nostalgia-soaked appeal to Gen X’ers and Millennials alike, a true-life crossing of Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous and Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Exploring themes similar to Jensen Karp’s Kanye West Owes Me $300, it’s a chaotic tale set in the early days of Napster and the last days of Warehouse Records on Sunset Blvd.
It’s a memoir for anyone who’s ever cranked the volume up on Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins, or stood in the audience singing their lungs out, and wondering what life is like on the other side of that stage. THE UNINVITED chronicles the harrowing sacrifice necessary to attain a dream – and more importantly, what it takes to let it go.