One minute you’re in demand with no end of work and opportunities, the next the diary is empty and work is hard to come by.
It’s happened to some of the greatest musicians in the world and it’s also happened to this week’s guest on The Road To Rock Podcast.
Matt Stocks has been working in the music industry for over a decade.
He’s been a radio presenter, TV presenter, journalist, podcaster, DJ and more recently, an author.
He’s worked for some of the biggest brands in rock such as Kerrang!, Team Rock and Metal Hammer and he’s interviewed some of the biggest names in rock royalty.
His podcast, Life In The Stocks, has seen him chat with the likes of Gene Simmons, Tommy Lee, Rob Halford, Glenn Hughes and Joe Elliott.
His laid back interview style digs into the mindsets of his guests and unlocks the door to an outpouring of tales and experiences which has resulted in a strong listener following and 5 star reviews.
During lockdown Matt set to work writing his first book.
Using transcripts from his podcast interviews and taking subjects such as Adolescence, Success, Punk Rock and Life and Death, he produced a solid offering that every rock n’ roll fan should read.
I caught up with Matt a few weeks ago as he was planning his release strategy for Life In The Stocks the book (which launches today) and as he geared up towards episode 200 of his podcast.