Location, LOS ANGELES, CA - In the Mid-80’s, MTV, laden with hair metal and endless MJ repeats, was shaken awake by The Smithereens who provided a fresh blast of 60’s driven pop fueled by roaring Rickenbacker guitars to adoring fans worldwide. Launching a salvo of classic cuts such as “Blood and Roses”, “Behind the Wall of Sleep”, “Only a Memory”, “Yesterday Girl”, and “A Girl Like You” across the bow of the dull, cliché hits of the era, the band won a hardcore loyal following. But behind the leather jackets, rock and roll swagger and blistering Marshall amps beat the heart of a true American songsmith, informed as much by the Beat poets as by the Beatles and Bacharach. Pat Dinizio wrote those songs and lived them out every single day of his life. That story is now available for the first time ever on a limited edition signed and numbered USB flash drive from Aderra. http://patdinizio.com
For the first time he has opened up and shared the exhilarating highs and tragic lows of his life as a rockstar in his new audiobook, “Confessions of a Rockstar”. Over the course of 85 chapters, Pat tells the tale of the rise of the Smithereens from their humble day jobs collecting trash in New Jersey to constant rotation on MTV and playing as the featured musical guest on Saturday Night Live. In between, he divulges the inspiration and history of his greatest songs. Included are 30 recordings of classic Pat Dinizo songs including some of his original demos of the Smithereens classic tracks.
“This is perhaps the most forward-thinking and revolutionary musical project I have been involved in to date. This is the future.“ - Pat Dinizio Singer/Songwriter/Founder, The Smithereens, Author “Confessions of a Rockstar”.
This release isn’t just an audiobook, it’s a full length video documentary as well. Watch intimate insights from Pat as he delves even further into the history of the Smithereens and their interaction with other luminaries such as the Ramones, Belinda Carlisle, Lou Reed, Squeeze, UB40, Ozzy Osbourne.
“We are so proud to be working with Pat. Using our digital distribution technology to connect one of the most important songwriters of the past thirty years to his fans is an absolute honor” – Ed Donnelly, President http://aderra.net
This historic release is not just about the story of the Smithereens as much as it is about the present and future for Pat Dinizio. Along with the rock and roll audiobook and full length video documentary is a Live Concert USB recorded in February of 2010 by Aderra. Aderra provides cutting edge technology to get music and more in the hands of fans.