Author(s): Steven Blush
Timed with the release of a documentary film of the same name by acclaimed writer/director Steven Blush, Lost Rockers offers a compelling narrative connecting the lives of different musicians and their strangely similar adventures in the entertainment industry. All of these almost-famous musicians have gripping backstories; they've also recorded some powerful music that you won't believe you've never heard.
Steven Blush has written three books about rock music: "American Hardcore "(2001), ."45 Dangerous Minds "(2005), and "American Hair Metal" (2006). His journalism has run in publications including "Spin, Details, Interview, Village Voice, " and "The Times Of London," and he is a contributing editor to "Paper" magazine. Blush got his start promoting punk shows in Washington, DC in the early 80s, and then moved to New York in 1986, where he published 52 issues of "Seconds "magazine through 1999. He worked as a New York nightclub DJ/promoter, noted for his early 90s sound designs for fashion designer Stephen Sprouse, and long-running "Rock Candy" parties at Don Hill's (1999-2006). He also wrote and co-produced the documentary "American Hardcore" (Sony Pictures Classics, 2006). Paul Rachman rose from punk music videos for the Bad Brains and Gang Green to become a top music video director at Propaganda Films, where he made videos for Alice in Chains, Roger Waters, Pantera, Joan Jett, KISS, and Temple of the Dog. He then directed award-winning short films and made his feature film directorial debut in 2000 with "Four Dogs Playing Poker" starring Forrest Whittaker and Tim Curry. He also directed "American Hardcore," and co-founded Slamdance Film Festival."