Get a "Backstage Pass" for all the craziness of rock 'n' roll! After years of hearing the comment, 'You should write a book', world renowned drummer Joe Vitale finally takes you backstage for a rare and intimate look behind the scenes, as told to his wife of thirty-five years, Susie Vitale. This book includes Joe's all-time favourite stories and over a hundred pages of his personal photographs. "Backstage Pass" is a very personal, humorous, and nostalgic history-in-stories from on the road and in the studio, spanning over forty years of his rock 'n' roll drumming career. His stories, dating right up to 2008, include experiences with legendary performers such as Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Eagles, Dan Fogelberg, Peter Frampton, Ted Nugent, Joe Walsh, Neil Young, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Ronnie Wood, Carl Wilson, Rick Derringer, Van Morrison and many more. Vitale's many songwriting credentials include the classic, "Rocky Mountain Way" from "The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get" album by Joe Walsh and, "Pretty Maids All In A Row" from The Eagles album, and "Hotel California."
Vitale has two solo albums and is releasing his third, "Speaking In Drums," the summer of 2008. His son, Joe Vitale Jr.'s album, which Joe Sr. produced called, "Dancing With Shadows" will also be simultaneously released. Joe continues to tour, record, write, produce, and has no plans for slowing down. The foreword for "Backstage Pass" is written by David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Stephen Stills.
Susie Vitale has been the wife of world renowned rock drummer Joe Vitale for the past thirty-five years. Over the past several years, she's recorded Joe's stories and has written them in this history-in-stories of Joe's career. She graduated from Kent State University and attended Malone College and Akron University for postgraduate studies. She is the President of The Community Television Consortium and has been the host of the television program ""What's Happening In Stark County"" for over 20 years. Joe Vitale has spent more than forty years playing and recording with legendary artists and bands.