Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Band Frontmen Need To Find Their Off Switch

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Rockin’ frontmen, take a cue from Mick Jagger and learn to relax on your downtime.

That’s the song from The Bongos frontman Richard Barone, who, in his book, Frontman: Surviving the Rock Star Myth (Backbeat), says that in order to be a true ferocious frontman, you have to be egotistical and crazy.

The 80s indie singer – best known for the hit song “Numbers With Wings” – says that while he was the “reluctant frontman” in his band, he was driven to be the wildest, loudest guy of the group.

Barone says, “Something pushed me to be crazy, and pushed me to the limit. But I had to learn how to perform and then be able to control my creation. If not, I’d destroy myself.”

Barone believes that a true frontman to follow is Mick Jagger, who “when not on stage is a normal, chill guy, but as soon as he’s on stage, is the longest running, true frontman.”

Frontman is on shelves now.

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