Becoming a bona fide rock star takes years of musical practice, a killer look and sound, a spellbinding personality, and a lot-- I repeat, a LOT-- of good luck. (Connections in the music industry also help.)
In this Instructable, I'll show you different ways to break into a music scene and to perfect your looks and talent in preparation for getting signed onto a label.
But readers beware: getting signed is only the beginning of the long road to rock stardom. The road will probably involve a lot of sacrifices before you get to the pinnacle of fame and fortune. You may even have to sell your own soul to get there. True story.
Step 1: Pick your poison
Think about what you want to do and be as a rock star before moving on. Here are a few sample questions to think about:
What kind of rock star do you want to be?
What genre of rock do you want to specialize in?
Right now, how good are you at what you want to be doing?
Do you want to be part of a band?
If so, what kind of band? What instruments will be in it?
Most importantly, do you get along well with other people?
What kind of personality do you have? (This is important if you want to be in a band.)
Do you like being the center of attention?
(Be the lead singer. Prerequisites: Must be able to carry a tune.)
Do you really suck at singing, but still want to get attention from fans?
(Be the lead guitarist. Prerequisites: Nimble fingers and the ability to jam on a guitar.)
Do you like being in the background without much to do?
(Be the bassist. Prerequisites: Tough fingers.)
Do you like being in the background, and are tone deaf?
(Be the drummer. Prerequisites: Hand-eye coordination and a great sense of rhythm.)
Not everyone can be in a band, and not all bands work out. Group harmony is difficult to achieve, especially if not all of you are hell-bent on becoming rock stars.
If you have the luxury to, choose your bandmates wisely. Ideally, they should all have the personal qualities we are going to be discussing here: Great sound, great look, great personality, particularly when working with others. (Shyness not allowed, unless it's the bassist.)