Backstage Available for Purchase NOW!
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I am really excited to announce the release of my first book, "Backstage: How I Almost Got Rich Playing Drums in a Christian Hardcore Band". The book takes you behind the scenes of my band, As Cities Burn, covering the early days of our career. I take an unfiltered and brutally honest approach to addressing what it's like to tour and "make it" as a band, while trying to navigate the expectations of the "Christian" music scene. —Aaron Lunsford
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About the Book
Nothing could have prepared an ambitious group of college dropouts for what awaited them on the road to potential rock stardom. Suicide, depression, extreme poverty, injuries, broken down vans and nervous encounters with supermodels. This is the story of “Christian Hardcore” band, As Cities Burn.
Aaron Lunsford, drummer, takes readers behind the scenes, sharing his unique perspective on what it was like to attempt to “make it” as a band in the early-to-mid 2000’s. Aaron’s comments on the ins and outs of the music business, as well as the moral pressures of the “Christian” music scene, are eye-opening.
Backstage gives fans of any genre of music a chance to put themselves in the shoes of those who dare to dream, and often fall short in the end.
More About Aaron
Aaron Lunsford resides in Nashville, TN with his wife and two children where he is continuing to pursue his drumming career. In 2003 he joined up with As Cities Burn and went on to record and tour with the band until 2013. As Cities Burn released 3 records with Tooth and Nail Records and toured with bands such as Underoath, Emery, The Bled, mewithoutYou, Poison the Well, Mayday Parade, Gym Class Heroes, Pierce the Veil, Brandtson, Jonezetta and had two stints on the Vans Warped Tour. After foraying into tour management and artist management from 2009 – 2013, Aaron has narrowed his focus to session and “drummer for hire” work.
Venturing into blogging and writing a memoir in 2015, Aaron has high hopes of writing about food, travel and baseball. For the time being it seems he will have to stick to music writing in order to please his current audience and actually make some bucks.