Shooting for the Rock Book "Before I Hit The Stage" to Wrap on New Year's Eve with Andrew W.K

Seventy artists shot during 2013 for world's-first rock'n'roll photography book of its kind.
By: Before I Hit The Stage
NEW YORK - Dec. 29, 2013 - PRLog -- Shooting for the forthcoming rock photography book titled "Before I Hit The Stage: Backstage Rock'n'Roll Moments in New York City, 2013" ( will wrap when Andrew W.K. parties hard this New Year's Eve at Manhattan's Irving Plaza. The book is set to become the first ever published that photographically documents touring rock'n'roll bands and artists in a single city over the course of a year.

After assisting Neil Strauss on Motley Crue's best-seller "The Dirt", then having his own music entertainment book "Sex Tips from Rock Stars" released in multiple languages worldwide, author Paul Miles has collaborated with former Guns N' Roses tour photographer Jason Obrotka on this contemporary book that promises to takes readers behind the scenes as the stars get ready to rock one of the world's great cities.

The full list of bands and artists shot by Miles and Obrotka during 2013 for the book is: Andrew W.K., Barb Wire Dolls, Buchcherry, Candlebox, Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Chimaira, Clutch, Cockney Rejects, Crashdiet, Danko Jones, Davey Suicide, Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman), Dinosaur Jr., Drowning Pool, Dwarves, Dweezil Zappa (Zappa Plays Zappa), Ed Kowalczyk (Live), Faster Pussycat, Fear Factory, Fishbone, Fozzy, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, Faces), Gunfire & Sodomy (Don Jamieson from VH1's That Metal Show), Heaven's Basement, Hinder, Huntress, Imperial State Electric, Jason Newsted (Metallica, Voivod, Flotsam & Jetsam), Jesse Malin (D Generation), Johnny Winter, Kid Congo Powers (The Cramps, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Gun Club), LA Guns, Lacuna Coil, Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Lita Ford (The Runaways), Local H, Mike Tramp (White Lion), Miss Guy (Toilet Boys), Mudhoney, Nashville Pussy, NOFX, Orgy, Orianthi (Alice Cooper, Michael Jackson), P.O.D, Parkway Drive, Pentagram, Pisser, Red Fang, Reel Big Fish, Saigon Kick, Saxon, Smash Mouth, Soil, Soulfly, Sponge, Spread Eagle, Story of the Year, Stryper, Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Taproot, The Dandy Warhols, The Dictators NYC, The Dirty Pearls, The Rockats, The Used, The Yardbirds, Tony Harnell (TNT) & Bumblefoot (Guns N' Roses), Trapt, Underoath, Violent Femmes, Walter Lure (Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers), and Wheatus.

With the year coming to an end, Miles says, "We're now going to see if we can land a worldwide publishing deal, hopefully with a publisher that really understands rock'n'roll. If we can't find the right publisher to partner with, then we'll look to self-publish it and go direct to the fans of such hard rock, heavy metal and punk rock bands."

Anticipated in mid-2014, Before I Hit The Stage is expected to include hundreds of candid and insightful images from concert dressing rooms and hallways that captures the artists in the intimate moments before their performance, presented as a unique and compelling collection of pre-show rituals and backstage antics in New York City.

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