Andrew Mueller, an experienced media performer, couldn't decide between being a rock journalist, travel writer or foreign correspondent so he hit upon the novel, if time consuming, idea of trying to be all three at once. Rock and Hard Places is a retrospective of the backstages, frontlines and assorted side shows he's encountered over the past 20 years. Among his adventures, he cracks America with Radiohead, wanders all over the shop with U2, and tunes into the music scene in bombed-out Sarajevo. He accidentally goes to war in Bosnia, watches Def Leppard play in a Moroccan cave, and tries to make sense of Gallipoli on Anzac Day. He's funny, unpredictable and occasionally makes a point.