In 1998, I reached up and touched the golden underbelly of rock stardom.
Following a major label bidding war, my band The Uninvited were poised to become the next alt-rock sensation. With a hit song scaling the charts and a new album described as "The defining record of the decade," everything was teed-up for a life of sold-out arenas, gold-plated Ferraris and Dom Perignon on draft. So what the hell happened?
THE UNINVITED: ON THE ROAD WITH THE GREATEST ROCK BAND YOU NEVER HEARD of 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.
Though focusing on the gritty, bizarre and often hilarious adventures surrounding the pursuit of rock stardom, The Uninvited is in essence a musical love story, exposing the heart-wrenching costs of "fame and fortune" while questioning the scales we use to measure success.
And there was a gnome, too. He was kind of an asshole.