Frank Hart is the lead singer, lead guitarist and founding visionary of the rock band Atomic Opera. As part of the “Houston Sound”, along with his friends who made up the bands King’s X and Galactic Cowboys, Hart released four albums with Atomic Opera; For Madmen Only (Warner Brothers/Collision Arts/Giant Records), Penguin Dust and Alpha & Oranges (FeverDream Records), and Gospel Cola (Metal Blade Records). The band toured with Dio, King’s X, and played at many music festivals, theaters and other concert venues throughout the United States and Japan. Hart forged his own path with dark arrangements, poetic lyrics, varied instrumentation, and a deeply spiritual message.
Unlike some of his contemporaries, Hart did not hide his faith, but was insistent about avoiding the stereotypes of “Christian Rock,” because many of these songs challenged weak-minded Christianity and the relationship between God and man. Atomic Opera was often “too sacred” for some and “too secular” for others, a tension that Hart enjoyed. The first single, “Justice” was the number one most added radio track in hard rock radio for six consecutive weeks and the music video was played in rotation on MTV. Hart has been featured in Guitar Player Magazine and was voted “Houston’s best guitarist who never plays live” by the Houston Press. In 2005, Hart released a solo album called “Human Liturgy” to enthusiastic critical acclaim. For the past eight years, he has worked at CrossPoint Community Church where he is the creative director and worship leader. He is currently finishing his second solo album “The Living Creatures Project” , and planning a new Atomic Opera album in 2014 with members from the original lineup as well as the current band (2014 is the 20th anniversary of “For Madmen Only”).
Hart’s autobiography will cover his life growing up in hopeless poverty as the step-son of a coal miner in Central Illinois, finding faith and music, and the crooked and twisted road he took to follow his dreams. This book will provide the reader with a glimpse into the struggles and triumphs of an artist living out his faith and never losing hope. Hart says that his music is the space between prayer and dreaming; and once you visit there, the world will never look quite the same.
Randy Jackson was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. At age five, he started playing piano and guitar. Some of his earliest musical influences were musicians such as Les Paul and Mary Ford, The Beatles, The Allman Brothers, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, The Moody Blues, and Led Zeppelin. In 1973, Jackson met Felix Hanemann and later on with Guy Gelso they formed the band Zebra.
Jack Douglas, who is best known for working with John Lennon and Aerosmith, produced their first album titled Zebra. The album went gold and was the fastest selling debut album in the history of Atlantic Records at that time. Over the next few of years, Zebra opened for such rock legends as Aerosmith, Journey, ZZ Top, Loverboy, Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar and REO Speedwagon. The band, Zebra, has produced five albums as well as five videos with combined sales of over two million.
Sammy Kershaw is a multi-platinum selling artist whose history includes six Gold and five Platinum albums that have scanned in excess of five million records which includes such classics as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,” “National Working Woman’s Holiday” and “Love of My Life.” He also has had more than twenty-five singles enter Top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. In 2008, Sammy Kershaw was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in honor of his career achievements and was also inducted into the Louisiana Songwriters Association Hall Of Fame in 2010. With his chain of major hit records and sold out tours, Kershaw remains one of the most consistent power hitters within country music today.
In 2000, Lewis’ life would dramatically change as went from a former Budweiser beer truck driver (thus, the nickname “Beer Man”) to being signed by the New Orleans Saints practice squad. In 2001, he was sent by the Saints to play for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe. Later that year, Lewis would begin his career as a New Orleans Saint. In 2002, he would set an NFL record for combined kick-punt return yardage with 2,432 yards total (1,807 kickoff, 625 punt).
He is currently the Saints’ all-time career leader in punt returns (142) and punt return yardage (1,482). On June 15, 2007, the Saints released him. The local New Orleans newspaper, the Times-Picayune, titled the news, “There’s a Tear in My Beer” because he was a local inspiration, who went from beer truck driver to NFL star.
Michael Lewis’ autobiography covers his life from his humble beginnings to becoming a NFL star. It also covers his faith and determination as well as the struggles he had to face and overcome. His inspiring story will touch the hearts of millions.
Larry McReynolds currently serves as a racing analyst on FOX SPORTS, FOX SPORTS 1, TNT and a columnist on FOXsports.com. His NASCAR career began in 1975. He worked his way up the ladder and took his first crew chief job in 1985. His first win as a crew chief was in 1988 at Watkins Glen with Ricky Rudd as the driver.
McReynolds was the winning crew chief for the 1992 Daytona 500, with driver Davey Allison, in the 28 Robert Yates Racing Ford Thunderbird. He joined Richard Childress Racing in 1996, and helped NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt win the 1998 Daytona 500. At the end of the 2000 season, Larry made a difficult decision to leave the Richard Childress owned #31 Lowe’s Chevrolet and ventured into the Fox Sports broadcast booth with Mike Joy and three time Winston Cup champion Darrell Waltrip. The three have worked together since the 2001 season, serving as commentators for many Sprint Cup (2001–present) and Nationwide Series (2001-2006) races.
Nicole Moneer was chronically ill on Rx and OTC drugs for almost 20 years; she was sick and tired of being sick. With proper consistent nutrition, workouts and supplements, Nicole improved the quality of her life. Her accomplishments include: IFBB Bikini Pro, internationally published fitness model and writer, sponsored athlete for industry giant bodybuilding.com, VPX/Redline spokes model, and 1994-1995 Chicago Bulls Cheerleader.
Showcasing her competition results and fitness tips, Nicole has been featured in such publications as Muscular Development, Oxygen, Planet Muscle, Fitness Rx, Health & Fitness, Flex, FitnessX Magazine, MuscleMag, Muscle & Fitness, Ms. Fitness Magazine and Iron Man Magazine. She also has been featured on a variety of local Chicago-area and south Florida television and radio shows, as well as, international fitness websites.
Nicole has touched the hearts of thousands with her drive, passion and determination.
Paul Phillips first started to learn the guitar when he was just 11 years old. He was influenced by his father, who used to play in a cover band during Phillips’ childhood. As he got older, his first real gig came with a Jacksonville-based band called Happy Hour. After his friend Fred Durst invited him to audition, Phillips became a member of Puddle of Mudd in 1999, and stayed there until 2005.
The band’s first major hit came in 2001, with the release of the album Come Clean, which was certified triple platinum and sold more than five million copies. On that record, the most popular single was “Blurry,” which climbed to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Phillips departed several years later, in 2005, and joined the band Operator for a short stint, only to return to Puddle from 2009-2011.
Since his 2011 departure, Phillips has stayed busy, writing and playing music for Nitro Circus: The Movie, as well as acting in the horror film The Guy Knows Everything, and joining Rev Theory for a short time.He has also appeared in several shows for Burn Season. Currently, he is involved in a project called the Fallout Collective, and DJs on The Fox 107.7. Moreover, he is collaborating with JP Corwyn on a southern rock project called Corwyn/Phillips. Phillips has also worked on several fitness and clothing shoots.
Join Destiny Rose, a single mother, aspiring singer, model and actress, while she provides you the reader a glimpse into a horrific life she had to endure while maintaining her faith in God. She rose above the adversity never giving up hope for a stable life to where she is today. With Destiny telling her story be prepare to be appalled, tearful and joyful. From page to page in her book hear for her own words, that what started out like a perfect life suddenly without notice turned into almost a 20 year roller coaster of hell. Shocking details how family member sexually and mentally abuse her to friends being jealous who wanted to look like her, and men wanting to use her. As the reader, Destiny puts you in her story so close you can feel her pain. The book finishes to give the reader HOPE. That no matter what comes into your life you can succeed knowing that you are not alone and God is with you every step of the way. This book will change your life forever.