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Thesis The lifestyle of a professional musician is more difficult than glamorous II The Hardships of being a professional pop musicianAThe physical and mental rigors of being on tour1Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys was stressed to the max2When the GooGoo Dolls performed on tour with Everclear the amount of performing they did was ludicrous and very taxing aOne night John Reznick was forced to perform even though he had totally lost his voice the night beforeBThe difficulties of dealing with record companies1It is hard for groups to deal with the pressure of constantly having to produce new and fresh materialaVan Halen had to go through several lead singers mainly because of the desires of the record company bThe Mamas and Papas were a group back in the late 70s who were continually forced to write new albums and eventually it compromised the sound of the bandaThe Goo Goo Dolls almost lost every cent they made as musicians to their label Metal Blade Records CThe exposure to the dark side of the professional musicians world1The murder of Tupac Shakurs was due to his exposure to marijuana2Jimmi Hendrixs had a clean beginning but ultimately was killed in a drug overdose his exposure to drugs was due to the amount of them to be found in the music industry Watching a rock band perform hearing rumors about the ludicrously large salaries some performers make and buying into all the propaganda associated with pop musicians leads many to long for this same kind of fame and fortune However it is unknown to most that the lifestyles led by professional pop musicians are deceptively pleasant and glorified Being involved in such a career comes with more than its own share of stresses and burdens Such burdens include the physical and mental pressures of being on tour the ridiculous politics involved in dealing with the recording industry and the exposure to the dark and sometimes fatal world of
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