Four Year Strong's Dan O'Connor: "You don’t have to have the most expensive gear to get the best tone"

Dan O'Connor of Four Year Strong
(Image credit: Mike Demellia)

The road is a magical place in the imaginations of aspiring rock stars. Piling into a van with your friends, spending your days traveling to new cities and your nights playing in front of adoring crowds, all fueled by nothing more than cheap beer, cheaper food and whatever illicit substances you can scrounge together? 

Who needs frat parties when you can live that life while getting paid literally dozens of dollars every single night?

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Adam Kovac

Adam is a freelance writer whose work has appeared, aside from Guitar World, in Rolling Stone, Playboy, Esquire and VICE. He spent many years in bands you've never heard of before deciding to leave behind the financial uncertainty of rock'n roll for the lucrative life of journalism. He still finds time to recreate his dreams of stardom in his pop-punk tribute band, Finding Emo.