A tale of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.
Friendship and betrayal.
Journey and redemption.
A band torn apart by a manipulative manager. A rock star gone missing. An international maelstrom that ranges from the glitz of L.A. to the seedy underbelly of Amsterdam, from the slopes of St. Moritz to the forbidding Scottish Highlands.
Inspired by the true story of Rolling Stones founding member Ian Stewart, fired by the group's first manager because "he didn't look like a rock star," ROADIE vividly captures all the trials, tribulations, and rites of passage musicians go through as they climb the ladder of success, as well as exposing the cruel realities of life in the fast lane.
Howard Massey is a music journalist, musician, and recording engineer/producer who was formerly an editor at Musician and Performing Songwriter magazines.
He is also the author of sixteen books, including the recently published The Great British Recording Studios, a comprehensive survey of the iconic UK recording facilities of the '60s and '70s, and two collections of interviews with record producers entitled Behind The Glass and Behind The Glass Volume II. In 2006 he co-authored legendary Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick's memoir Here, There, and Everywhere.
In 2009 he co-authored When I'm 64, a book about retirement planning (for more information, visit www.whenim64.com), and his short stories and poems have been published in the Hudson Valley Writers Workshop anthologies Renderings, Ramblings, and Currents.
ROADIE is his first novel.