Bang Tango guitarist and film creator Drew Fortier releases extended version of his autobiography
Bang Tango guitarist, EMP Label Group executive and film creator Drew Fortier has elected to release and extended and “definitive” version of his autobiograph Dark, Depressing, and Hilarious: My Bittersweet Journey In and Out of the Music Business.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of the first edition of Fortier‘s autobiography, which was released in August 2018: “Fortier‘s autobiography is easy to read but at the same time frustrating as well. Fortier seems to have mastered the art of hit and run with his book given that he is adept at providing stories and really entire chapters of his music experiences in a few pages. There are ten chapters and 63 sub-chapters in a book that only has 154 pages and as previously mentioned, very big print. Fortier is very good at providing you highlights and keeping you interested by moving quickly from one subject to another. The problem is that Fortier rarely goes in depth on anything.”
Fortier‘s press release states in part:
“By popular demand, musician, filmmaker, actor, and now author Drew Fortier has released an extended and definitive version of his autobiography “Dark, Depressing, and Hilarious: My Bittersweet Journey In and Out of the Music Business“.
This final version of the book, available in paperback as well as hardcover (for the first time), has more than double the content of its initial release including: more tales from the road, a photo section, and an additional foreword by Fortier‘s high school friend and Attack of Life: The Bang Tango Movie producer Joe Placzkowski. The book is an over-all more in-depth reading experience about Fortier‘s unique and multi-faceted career in the entertainment industry leading up why he decided to eventually and abruptly walk away from it all.
“This book is literally me in its purest form”, says Fortier. “Aside from the cover art and photos, I did everything with no outside help. I edited this book, formatted this book, proof-read this book, and wrote this book out of sheer will and determination just to see if I could and I couldn’t be more happy with the finished product.”
From cluelessly making a brutally honest and poignant documentary film on the formerly popular rock band Bang Tango, to joining said rock band as a guitarist; musician, filmmaker, actor, and now author Drew Fortier shares tales from his highly irregular and under the radar career in the entertainment industry which also includes: forming the eclectic pseudo all-star band Zen From Mars, starring in the horror film Her Name Was Christa, playing guitar for and eventually making a film about the late Faith No More frontman Chuck Mosley, and becoming a traveling record label executive with Thom Hazaert for Megadeth bassist David Ellefson‘s EMP Label Group….
Drew Fortier is best known for his work with Bang Tango, Flipp, Chuck Mosley (Faith No More), Stephen Shareaux (Kik Tracee), and Zen From Mars; which features members of Enuff Z’Nuff, Fear Factory, Flipp, and Kik Tracee. Fortier is also the filmmaker behind the rock documentary Attack Of Life: The Bang Tango Movie as well as the currently in-production Thanks. And Sorry: The Chuck Mosley Movie. Fortier will be making his acting debut as a lead in the upcoming horror comedy film Her Name Was Christa.”