JulieLeung.com: a life told in tidepools

pictures and stories from the water’s edge

JulieLeung.com: a life told in tidepools header image 2

“Privy to the smoke and mirrors and the strings…”: children of legendary rock stars in Rolling Stone

March 26th, 2005 · No Comments

While searching on Rolling Stone, I found Children of Rock: Growing up in the shadow of legends, an excerpt from an article (and photo shoot) with quotes from adult children of legendary musicians. The kids, now in their twenties and thirties, reveal experiences growing up with famous parents and reasons why they connect with each other as a generation.

The connection is often intense. “It’s not like some automatic pass into this club,” stresses Chris Stills. “It’s just that we might be hip to — how would I put it? It’s kind of like we grew up behind the stage, so we’re privy to the smoke and mirrors and the strings holding up the puppets. Most people just have their eye on the puppets. So that knowledge bonds us.”

I don’t think I know any rock stars or children of rock stars. I do know the parent of a rock star: my reason for searching on Rolling Stone in the first place was to try to find news about the child’s new album. But I think any parent can learn from the insights and stories shared in the article.

Tags: family

0 responses so far ↓

  • There are no comments yet...Kick things off by filling out the form below.

Leave a Comment