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The number 7 spot on my personal countdown of “The 100 Most Beautiful Rock Stars on the Planet” is held by Rowan Robertson. Rowan is the guitarist for the mega-super group DC4. He is also associated with other bands, including Bang Tango, A.M. Radio, and Vast; not to mention his own band Violet’s Demise. However, many people recognize Robertson from his days with Dio.
Rowan is on my countdown because of his diligence. He was very young when he began playing guitar, so by the time he reached his teens the skill level at which he was playing was considerably higher than most kids his age.
After attending a Dio concert, Robertson made up his mind to be on the stage himself one day. His chance came at the age of 17 when, coincidentally, he ran across an ad placed by Dio looking for another guitarist. Rowan, at first rejected, never relented. He submitted another tape, landed himself a couple of auditions and the rest is history. He has been a major player in the music world ever since.
Rowan and the rest of DC4 are planning on releasing a new album before the year is out. They have played some amazing live shows already this year, including Count’s Vamp’d in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. I am a big fan of DC4 and feel everyone should take the time to listen to them if you have not already done so. You can follow the band on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DC4HardRock and Twitter https://twitter.com/DC4Megarock for up to date band info. Visit http://www.dc4rocks.com to purchase albums and other band merch.
They currently have a sweet deal for all three of their CDs for $20 USD, so if you do not own them yet I suggest you take full advantage of this sale. Thank you, Rowan Robertson for realizing your dream, and not giving up until you made it come true. You are an inspiration to us all.
DC4 - Candycaine (Live, Key Club 2/09)