In Babysitting A Band On The Rocks, G.D Praetorius tells his story of a young adulthood accelerated by a chaotic life producing rock concerts in clubs, theatres and arenas across the Northeast for a promoter during the early 1980s, the summit of rock star excess. Centered around a year of living on the edge with a down and out Steven Tyler and Aerosmith, the work includes side trips involving other ’70s and ’80s icons from ACDC to Van Halen, plus some more recent encounters with classic rock personalities including Keith Richards and Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee. His adolescent love affair with rock evolves into an appreciation of performers as people, featuring an intimate peek at their foibles, failings and addictions to adoration and varied vices. Babysitting A Band On The Rocks is also full of photos of performers onstage and off, many never before available to the public.
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