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Publisher Description

Foreword by Chris Jericho: 

Start with a Dream: A Drummer's Journey from Rock & Roll to TV to Broadway is a story about making your dreams come true no matter what obstacles stand in your way. Follow Joey from his early childhood when he was first introduced to his musical idols KISS, to being the drummer of an actual KISS tribute band, and then ultimately touring the US with KISS with his own rock band ZO2. After releasing several albums, Joey and ZO2 went on to star in their own TV show, Z Rock, on IFC. Guest starring such legends as Joan Rivers, Daryl Hall, John Popper, Chris Jericho, Dave Navarro and Dee Snider, Z Rock became the highest rated debut show in IFC history. After Z Rock, Joey went on to perform with the critically acclaimed Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Natasha Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, starring singing sensation Josh Groban.

Filled with unique and colorful tales of life in the entertainment business, this book is for anyone who has ever had a dream - or even more so for those who have yet to discover their own. So go out and find what you love and go after it.... Start with a Dream  


Biographies & Memoirs
Joey Cassata
hr min
January 7
Satta Entertainment

Customer Reviews

John Patrick Houck ,

A must read for KISS fans & musicians!

Inspirational! Entertaining! & Funny!
Being a life-long KISS fan, I was hooked from the intro!
Like myself & other musicians, Joey grew up with big dreams & he made his dreams a reality!
Joey’s narration brings enthusiasm & depth to his words!
An awesome story from beginning to end!

Eric C? ,

Read with so much emotion!

Great Book with an even better Audiobook. Joey's words are spoken with so much raw emotion that you can't help but keep listening. Filled with so much unreleased music and live recordings, this audiobook is an absolute must for any ZO2, ZRock or music fan!

Otter811 ,

More than just a fun listen

Start with a Dream; A Drummer's Journey from Rock & Roll to TV to Broadway is a book of memories and wonders, a personal testament of a magical time in the New York rock music scene from someone who was there, at the center of it all, playing bars and children’s parties all the while never losing sight of his dreams and aspirations. There’s history here, and anecdote, regret and reminiscence, a long fond look back at friends & the trials and triumphs of finding your voice then holding your ground. His role as a father to his children and his reflection on the devastating loss of his mother shows his commitment and growth. The tone is easy, conversational, like reminiscing with a friend about things you never realized you were part of too. Joey brings you along with him, keeps you right by his side first to last through the good times and bad. The stories about his music, and acting career, alone make this book a must read. But it is his personal journey that makes his story impactful. I loved that Joey Cassata is open about his struggles, failures and accomplishments. Start with a Dream is a memoir that is both insightful, practical and a fun listen.