This theme’s suggested grouping takes us back to rock scene of California (and the rest of the country) during the 1970s and 1980s as we read Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid and watch Almost Famous and Rock of Ages. From behind the scenes as an insider and an observer perspective, we find that the rock n roll lifestyle makes it difficult to maintain stability, particularly in relationships. Young William, a teen writing for Rolling Stone magazine, witnesses an up and coming band called Stillwater grapple with success as they tour together in Almost Famous. Around the same time period, Daisy Jones & The Six forms and finds fame as they clash over how to make their records. Talented musicians, they succumb to the expected trials of rock n roll. Yet a key character serves as a moral grounding to keep the band’s lead from going over the edge. Rock of Ages gets into the period after the breakup of Daisy Jones & The Six and shows the emergence of a solo artist from a highly successful band as well as the breakout of a couple other stars. The rock star lifestyle has more than the rough edges audiences or listeners may see, and the artists use their experiences to fuel their music.