Friday, March 23, 2007

Successful Executive Won’t Let Rock Dreams Die

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When one top executive was caught between a rock and a hard place, he decided to rock as hard as possible.

His name is Vincent Bitetti, and, until recently, he was a successful executive who created videogames tied to hit movies like Shrek and Pirates Of The Caribbean.

But, in his heart of hearts, Bitetti has always been a rocker, and his old band Bluebeard was one of Los Angeles’ most popular bands back in the late ’70s.

Bluebeard never made it as big as contemporaries like Van Halen, and by the mid-80s, Bitetti transitioned to a regular job.

But he never forgot his rock dreams and tried to reform the band in 2001, only to have lead singer Barry Leech commit suicide.

Bitetti says when he saw Leech’s body in the casket, he decided not to let his own dreams die, so he quit his high-paying job and reformed Bluebeard.

Some might pooh-pooh the idea of a fiftysomething rocker trying to make it in music, but Bitetti believes Bluebeard will strike a chord with young music fans because 70 percent of his friends on the band’s MySpace page are under 25.

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