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80s Rock Revival

OMAHA, Neb., May 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The boys from the heavy metal 80s rock bands are back: David Lee Roth is hooking up—again—with Van Halen. KISS and Motley Crue are touring. And the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages is coming out as a summer movie.

For rock fans interested in the behind-the-scenes action that took place at their favorite 80s rock concerts is the new book, Once Upon a Rock Star: Backstage Passes in the Heavy Metal Eighties – Big Hair, Bad Boys (and One Bad Girl) by Rita Rae Roxx.

This rock'em-all-night-long book, to be released July 17, Once Upon a Rock Star is a behind-the-scenes sex-and-tell book about the top rock bands and one little Chiquita who adored them, both on the tour buses and in the hotels in the Midwest and in Los Angeles. You'll read exclusive stories about David Lee Roth, Steven Tyler, Bret Michaels, and many more rock gods.

With all the renewed interest in all things 80s, Once Upon a Rock Star rolls back the rock from three decades ago and takes readers on a nostalgic tour backstage with the boys in the bands, the guys with big hair, through the eyes of one bad girl from Omaha. She's the ultimate rock fan, and she has the "passes," pictures, and stories to prove it.

The era of big hair is back big time, and this book captures the look with more than 60 off-stage photos of the bands, original backstage passes, vintage tickets—and the juicy stories to go with them.

Who says you can't relive the head-banging music of the 80s? No hair spray required.

MEDIA: For an advance reader copy or to schedule an exclusive author interview with Rita Rae Roxx, contact Erin Pankowski at Concierge Marketing: or 402-884-5995. Download the press kit at

Once Upon a Rock Star: Backstage Passes in the Heavy Metal Eighties – Big Hair, Bad Boys (and One Bad Girl), 201 pages, soft cover, ISBN: 978-1-9368401-6-8, $21.95, and eBook formats, $5.99.

Available at,, (July 17, 2012).

Read a preview chapter of the book at

Published by Arbor Oak Press and exclusively distributed by Concierge Marketing, Inc.

Contact: Erin Pankowski
(402) 884-5995

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