Back in the day, for you to be a member of a hard rock band, you basically have to be a hard drinking, womanizing, larger than life character. In other words, you have to be a man’s man.
Now, there’s a lot of holes in this theory. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out. You don’t necessarily have to be your neighborhood’s local MENSA representative to see right through this one. It is actually kind of obvious.
In many cases, a lot of the public persona of hard rock bands are exactly that – public personas. They are completely generic, they are completely made up, and they are oh so synthetic.
The reason for this, of course, is that young, juvenile males project all their angst, aspirations and frustrated teenage dreams onto their rock idols. These rock idols, then project the all too typical macho swagger that invigorates and thoroughly engages their mostly male following.
What could go wrong, right? Well, it turns out, everything.
A lot of this stuff is really just an act. A lot of it is really just all about living up to some sort of ideal so your band can continue to make money all day, every day.
I know it sounds harsh, I know it definitely sounds like I’m being skeptical and cynical here, but let’s call a spade a spade. In most cases, the alternative music hard rock character building game is really a self seeking and cynical game.
There is no need to pretend to be somebody you’re not. If you’re into video games, then let people know. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to have to be defined by your propensity to play video games all day, every day.
However, this also doesn’t mean that you should deny it or somehow, some way, run away from it. A little bit of authenticity and sincerity can really go a long way in taking your hard-rock brand to the next level.
Take the case of League of Legends. League of Legends is so popular that it really would not be a surprise to find out that the vast majority of musicians in hard rock bands have somehow, some way, at some level or another, played League of Legends.
This should not be a surprise. Statistically speaking, this should be expected.
So if you are a member of a hard rock band and you really are serious about taking your game to the next level, stop worrying about your public image. Seriously. Stop it.
Instead, get the tools you need from the LoL Epic Shop so you can truly dominate League of Legends. It really doesn’t get any simpler than that.