The instant I heard “Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi it shook my soul. I had discovered rock ‘n roll and I knew I was in love. I guess that sounds cliché. Every guy with a guitar in his hands probably has the same feeling, but mine was real! Since I was young I’d been playing classical music on the piano. It taught me a lot but it just didn’t stir my passion. But with rock music I felt liberated! I had this new musical freedom that could take me wherever I dreamed of going. I traded in my piano for a beat up Stratocaster and practiced singing high notes in the shower. As soon as I’d get home from school I’d go straight to my room and practice. I was gonna be a rock star! Then my brothers and I saw the movie “School of Rock” and that put us all over the moon. There were five of us and we put together a garage band just in time for Halloween. We set up in our driveway and played “Monster Mash” over and over again for everyone trick or treating and anyone else who would listen…..
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- Written by: Keenan Rogers