Ever wonder what the life of a high-profile celebrity is like? Steven Machat has experienced it firsthand. Born into the music industry, Machat followed his father, Marty Machat’s footsteps by entering into the business world as an entertainment lawyer and entrepreneur. Working with the likes of ELO, Genesis, Snoop Dogg, the U.S. Singing Senators, Don and Sharon Arden (whom they later became the father-in-law and wife to Ozzie Osbourne) and many others, Machat reveals their darkest secrets, stories and lessons learned that no one else has heard before.
A rollicking history of the entertainment world and its tempestuous players captures Machat as a man more enthralled by the deal than the money the deal made. It’s a Rock and Roll odyssey of excess, access and learning from painful events. This book revels deeper into Machat’s quest for truth and shows the heartbreaking costs it brought to his family. Gods, Gangsters & Honour is set to release in the U.S. as the first of three books Machat will release. Already released in the U.K., it received raving reviews, making it a book no one will want to pass up, even being named the book of the month by one:
“Off-the-wall, gossipy companion to rockbiz classics, The Mansion on the Hill by Fred Goodman and Hit Men by Fredric Dannen...top-notch.” Mojo Magazine, Book of the Month
“Excess all areas.” The Independent
“Top US music industry lawyer and sometime artist wrangler for 30 years...amusing.” Q Magazine
“One of the most revelatory and authoritative books about the music and entertainment business ever published.” Rough Trade
Helping create the image of Al Sharpton and his organization, Machat was along for the ride all the way through the Sharpton trial until Sharpton demanded Machat pay him after awarding him “Black Manager of the Year.” The book has accounts of Machat meeting Republican candidates George W. Bush and the unknown drama he stirred with Bush’s organizational campaign manager Karl Rove.
Machat’s crushed dreams of working inside the Republican Party led him to dwelling into a whole new realm – the world of Gangster Rap. Such individuals he led and defended include Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Money Miles, and Bizzy Bones, and members of the Wu-Tang Clan to name a few. From Republicans and high-class stars to Gangsters, Machat explains his need to write this book to show the truth behind what is seen every day in the media, he states:
“Gods, Gangster & Honour is a true account of a game players education of how Man gets fooled again and again. Man so wants to believe that someone else knows what is best for the individual. It is all the same game in the end; community based on love and support to make you believe you need someone else, when I have learned all we need is each other.”
Currently, Machat is adventuring on to a new quest by creating a third political party called, The Wheel Party. Its purpose is to help bring in the Constitutional Convention that our forefathers said we must do in article five of our current constitution when times change and the scriptures of 1789 are no longer applicable to the U.S. community.
Due to recent circumstantial events within the political realm, the book will now be releasing in the U.S. on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 to coincide with Machat’s political experiences and his next releases, Highways of Man, and Man, Community & Living The American Dream.
Gods, Gangsters, & Honour is also available on iTunes and his website. For more information on Steven Machat and his latest endeavors, please visit: