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Men in Rock Reflect on Lessons Learned and What Advice They Would Give to Their Younger Selves in Hindsight  

NEW YORK, NY -- DailyBOOM Media has released “That Was Yesterday: Men in Music Rewind” via Amazon and international distribution, on October 6, 2021.  

Veteran music journalist, Cate Meighan, handpicked fifteen rockers and asked them what advice they would give to their teenage selves now, with the obvious benefit of hindsight. What follows that question is fifteen unique stories of lives well lived and lessons that have been learned the hard way. Things like homelessness, sobriety, cancer, and bankruptcy are repeatedly met head-on with the determination to defy the odds and make a life for themselves onstage.  

Each of the artists included has been in the industry long enough to experience both the soaring highs and devastating lows a few times over before finally finding solid footing. The stories may be different but nearly everyone seems to share one core belief-  that music chose them, and not the other way around. 

“That Was Yesterday: Men in Music Rewind” includes: 

Eric Bazilian – The Hooters 

Steve Brown – Trixter / Tokyo Motor Fist 

Tom Gimbel – Ex-Foreigner 

Joel Hoekstra – Whitesnake 

Steve Lukather – Toto 

Ron Keel – Ron Keel Band 

Jeffrey Martinez 

Robin McAuley – MSG / Black Swan 

Jim Peterik – Ides of March / formerly of Survivor 

Jeff Pilson – Foreigner / Black Swan 

Mickey Thomas – Starship featuring Mickey Thomas 

Michael Sweet – Stryper 

Nick Van Eede – Cutting Crew 

Ace Von Johnson – L.A. Guns/Faster Pussycat 

Chip Z’Nuff – Enuff Z’Nuff 

"That Was Yesterday: Men in Music Rewind” is available now at Amazon: 


Official THAT WAS YESTERDAY Playlist

Women that have enjoyed longevity in any segment of the music industry are incredibly resilient. They know what failure is and what it takes to push past it to succeed. They have been both boosted and bullied for their looks or their weight. They’ve found love and endured heartbreak all while under public scrutiny, and they most certainly can share a thing or two about how complicated families are. I’ve often wondered what they would tell their sixteen-year-old selves at this moment in time if they could.

I’ve gathered a handful of women willing to address this and as I’ve sat listening to phenomenal rockers like Nancy Wilson of Heart and disco queens like Evelyn Champagne King speak, I’ve realized that they need to be heard in this unique way. They want to reach other women of all ages on a deeper level because the honest connection and positivity matter now more than ever.

The women found within these pages have not only chosen to share the nuggets of wisdom born only from a life fully lived, but they also want to contribute to a better future narrative. Add in a dash of humorous nostalgia and you’ve got the kind of read that is not only tough to put down but it'll make you anxious for the follow-up.