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What’s up, boys and girls! My name’s Frank, Frank Aldean, and no, I’m not related to Jason – we just have the same second name. I’m 47 years old, and my biggest passion is rock music, that good old stuff from the 70s and the 80s. The 90s were quite alright, but everything that followed is just not my cup of tea. I’ve been a fan of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin ever since I was a teenage boy. Back in the day, we didn’t have any of the modern-day treats like Smartphones, social media, and high-definition video, to name a few. Hell, we even had to work our asses off in order to earn some money for a brand-new LP.

Those were the good times, and the music was so much different from what it is right now. Rock music has changed – it’s turning into pop, and there’s no stopping it. The saddest part is – the bands that used to be all about that sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll are now slowly, but steadily switching to poppy beats and features with rap artists. Me, I’ll be a rocker at heart till the day I die. It all started back in high school when I and a couple of my buddies, also obsessed with everything with the tag “rock” on it, got into jamming. In the late 80s, every single cool fella out there was dreaming of becoming a big rock star and doing gigs at stadiums.

Rock Music And Bikes – My Biggest Passions

So, every Friday and Saturday, we would gather in Bob’s basement (Bob was and still is one of my closest friends) and jam till 6 in the morning. By the way, Led Zeppelin had a gig in Denver in 1968 – I wasn’t even born then yet. Sadly, that was probably the biggest event in my city for decades. Denver was never a big center of rock, metal, or even punk. Still, we managed to gain some recognition and started doing live performances for free. Along with playing rock, I and the boys were also big fans of bikes (yes, inspired by Arnie himself in The Terminator 2). To this day, I own a mean Harley Davidson and love it to death!

Obviously, none of us could afford one, but later, when we all turned 25 or something like that, and regular gigs became a normal thing, the bikes came around. We felt like the kings of the jungle riding around on our steel horses and playing the music of gods to big crowds. Again, even though we never made it on a nation-wide scale, that wasn’t really the goal. All I wanted was to make a living on the music that I loved and cared about, and I got so much more than that. These days, I’m not just riding into the sunset, but also working on some new material. A real rocker never stops writing new stuff!

I actually have one more hobby. I used to be pretty shy talking about it, as it is not the most manly thing to do. However, as I grew older, I realized, that for as long as you are supported by your friends and relatives, you can do whatever you want. So, I really-really love taking photos.

It all started more than 20 years ago, when I was laying on the grass listening to music and enjoying the sunset. The moment was so peaceful, that I wanted to save it forever. I had no camera with me, and the smartphones weren`t a thing yet. I missed that very sunset, but the next day I came back to the same place with a camera, that I borrowed from my friend.

I`ve been returning to the same place for several years, trying to make a perfect photo. I managed to improve slightly each time. I`ve been practicing a lot actually, taking photos of nature and people. What really helped me during all the time was the rock music. I had been listening to tracks, which I find both energizing and calm at the same time. My photos have never been posted on an actual exhibition, but I consider myself a decent photography amateur.

What’s In The Future For Me

As an accomplished man with hundreds of shows and a small, yet loyal fan-base, I feel like the world is already at my feet (in the best way possible). So, I’m just out here in my house, working on some new songs and trying to get back in the game. Not to impress the new kids, but to give the old fellas like me those retro vibes. We still kick it with the fellas sometimes, but as far as new gigs for, it’s not really happening, because we’re all focused on some solo material right now. I’ve traveled the better half of America on my bike and would love to go back out there in the nearest future.

Rock music goes great with the freedom that a Harley Davidson gives you. Now, I’m not going to promote drugs here, because that shit’s just gonna kill you, but sex and alcohol are the other two magical components that make everything better. I’m almost 50 years old, but my hobbies, habits, and passion are the same. I sing and play metal and hard rock; if you’re just like me and can’t live without some classic ballads and killer riffs/solos, make sure to check my music out. I’ll appreciate any feedback from you guys. Long live rock-n-roll!

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