OMAHA, NE -- (Marketwire) -- 07/17/12 -- An 80s heavy metal bash on Friday, July 27 will rock your socks off and any other outrageous 80s garb rock fans care to wear to launch a book about the 80s in proper heavy metal style -- no boring bookstore signings or readings at the library for this monumental memoir. The book, "Once Upon a Rock Star: Backstage Passes in the Heavy Metal Eighties - Big Hair, Bad Boys (and One Bad Girl)" will be officially released on July 17 by Arbor Oak Books, an imprint of Concierge Marketing.
Local Omaha author Rita Rae Roxx has chosen a raucous book launch like no other book has ever had to introduce her 80s sex-and-tell book about all the heavy metal rock icons she met who toured through Omaha back in the day and whom she followed to LA, even while attending Omaha's Central High School.
For anyone disappointed with the movie Rock of Ages, this is the real deal, the whole decade of rock fan adoration for the boys in the bands who played the Omaha Civic, from one little Chiquita from Omaha and her awesome entourage who had backstage access on the tour buses and after-show hotel hookups.
Rita lived what Blurt magazine calls an "ab-f***ing-fab life," and it's all 80s, all 200+ pages, including her vintage collection of backstage passes and tickets, plus 60 never-before-seen personal backstage photos of Rockin' Rita with all the big name legends, such as Eddie Van Halen, Steven Tyler, Bret Michaels, Nikki Sixx, Peter Wolf, and plenty more.
Dust off your duds and drag out the hairspray -- this is a true 80s bash to celebrate an era we all remember or want to remember. Local Omaha and Council Bluffs locations are described in the book, including the Civic, the Red Lion and Continental hotels, as well as bars, including The Joker, where Rita showed up one night with Aerosmith in tow.
Rock out to popular local 80s cover band 3D in Your Face at Chrome Lounge (84th and Park Drive), on Friday, July 27 at 9 p.m.
Rita will be there to autograph copies of her sensational book: "Once Upon a Rock Star: Backstage Passes in the Heavy Metal Eighties - Big Hair, Bad Boys (and One Bad Girl)."
Seventies super groupie Pamela Des Barres calls this book a "juicy, salacious rockin' romp."
MEDIA: For an advance reader copy or to schedule an exclusive author interview with Rita Rae Roxx, contact Erin Pankowski at Concierge Marketing: firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-884-5995. Download the press kit at OnceUponARockStarBook.com.
"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: 9781936840168, $21.95, and eBook formats, $5.99. Published by Arbor Oak Books.
Available at OnceUponARockStarBook.com, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com (July 17, 2012).
Read a preview chapter of the book at Facebook.com/OnceUponARockStar.
Concierge Marketing Inc.
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