In a nondescript office park near the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, a rock & roll army has taken over an empty room. With bland carpeting, fluorescent overhead lights and a nearby row of cubicles, it's a far cry from the idealized band room of shag carpets and tie-dyed wall hangings. As befits their surroundings, the band members take on a workman-like role in preparing for rehearsal. The drummer is fiddling with monitor mixes while the guitarist is at his wit's end trying to fix the bugs in his wireless pack. The singer listens to his iPod in a trance-like state, mentally preparing to inhabit the songs. Blue painter's tape outlines the dimensions of a stage, and the band's stage manager is poring over schematics for light rigs and trusses while discussing the finer... More >>>