When I’m older I want to be a rockstar.Am I wasting my time thinking about a silly fantasy that wont come true?

I am 14. My idols/heros are all rock stars.
David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Slash, Keith Richards, Steven Tyler, etc…
I play guitar. I’ve been playing for 1 year and I practice like hell. I am going on to grade three in Easter next year. And I have just done debut a month ago and got distinction (If I may say so). :)
anyway, for the past year I have been dreaming of being a rock star like my heros. this may be a little awkward seeing as I am female. but, hey, there was tina turner. and janis joplin.
I am in a band. 2 bands actually. I play bass. and a bit of guitar. but they count for almost absolutley nothing seeing as they are school bands and all we do is play at school concerts. although one of the bands almost got a gig at a pub but the drummer couldn’t make it.
The reason I say rockstar, rather than musician, isn’t because of the money or fame. Well. I guess you could say that… anyway, the reason I said rockstar is because I love playing to crowds. I love the feeling of it. I did one school concert with the ever-so-radical-school band and there was maybe 200-300 people in the room and it was amazing. even though they all just sat their eating their crisps. it was still amazing.
Am I wasting my life? should I concentrate more on the more boring lessons so that I can have a boring, normal job when I am older?
I just don’t want to live the way everyone else lives. drive into work. sit in an office all day. paperwork. drive home. shower. bed. every day. that just seems a waste of a living.
when I get out of school. I’ll be seventeen. I want to go to college. And I plan to get a band started then. but, who knows. this is like four years away. things will have changed.
should I just give up now, and realise that this is never going to happen? even though I want it more than the whole world?
I want to bring good music back. God knows if I can do that. but I want to try, all the same.
do you think i have a chance? or am I just another 14 year old who is dreaming about something that will never happen?
I know rock stars don’t live perfect lives. when did I say they did?
I just want to make music and perform music as a career.


  1. Zara Podders says:

    It has to happen to somebody so why not you? Chase your dream, but also maybe have something to fall back on, like study music and you could be working in the industry behind the scenes. Try your hardest :)

  2. Starla Dear says:

    Chances are you are going to have to live your boring wasted life, because God knows “rockstars” have perfect lives.
    If you think there’s a chance that you’re wasting your time, then you are wasting your time.

    Why do you think “rockstars” do crack? They’re bored.

  3. rnrstar137 says:

    Do it. Indie’s killing off our rockstars, we need them now more than ever. No doubt it’s a long shot, but the only thing that’ll keep you from taking over the world is if you give up. Look at the boys from Anvil for example. It took them over 30 years but they’ve finally conquered the world. Keep believing you’re invincible. I’m sick of defeatist attitudes, kids need to start believing they can do anything again. If it’s what you really want, follow your dream. But think hard about it, it’s no easy life you’ll be choosing if you pursue music. Keep it about making good music first and foremost, the rockstar part will follow.

  4. Cadet. says:

    No,I want to be a Heavy Metal star. Don’t stop trying.

  5. Ryan D says:

    I have the same dream just in Metal like Metallica. And I will be happy if one of my songs will get past the top 40 on the charts. But right now im 13 and just a bass player who got his bass a couple of weeks ago. But you said you play bass there aren’t many of those or atleast those who are good. But listen to the dude with the beard (I forgot his name) he says follow you dreams so do it I know I will.

  6. phoenix.1993 [giant fiery bird] says:

    Holy crap, it’s a female me. lmao, well, except I’m 17 and I’ve been playing guitar for 2 years (almost). Personally, I think people like us have the best shot because we’re the ones willing to go out of our way to spend all our time on what we love. What you described is almost exactly what I and countless other kids want. And someday, a good number of us are gonna get it. Keep working as hard as you can and it’s bound to happen eventually, at least, that’s what I tell myself.

    I think we generally lump rock- and metal- stars together guys. Just sayin’.

  7. Nick says:

    Don’t think about it. Do it. Keep practising, join a band and start writing your own stuff