Steve Austin is a rock star, but for years, it was his reputation that got him noticed.
It was no coincidence that Austin’s movie “Battleship” was the highest grossing movie of 2011, but Austin’s name was the biggest draw at the film’s premiere.
But it wasn’t until his next film, “Crisis,” that Austin made himself a household name.
This time around, Austin’s reputation didn’t come from the big screen, but from the music video.
Now that Austin has passed away, he’ll be remembered as one of the greatest rock stars of all time.
But he was no stranger to making music videos.
For nearly 20 years, Austin would record his own music video, often with music from bands like Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath.
While the music was mostly done digitally, Austin always recorded in his home studio.
But after getting caught up in a car accident, Austin lost the use of his hands, and the only way he could regain his former ability to play guitar was to create a music video using his voice.
“It was very, very surreal,” Austin told Rolling Stone.
“I had to start doing it over again.
I was doing it again, I was using my mouth, I had to do it again.”
“I was using a lot of different things,” Austin continued.
“Music video was the only thing I had on my mind, and that was it.
I didn’t have a way to use my body to create music, and I really wanted to make music videos.”
Austin, who was known as Stone Cold, also wrote a book, “The Stone Cold Truth,” which chronicled his music videos, as well as his experiences as a rocker.
But the most important thing Austin never forgot was his fans.
When Austin was younger, his fans were like his family, and his songs were like a family.
They were always around him.
Austin didn’t really think much of them until his father passed away.
“That was the first time I was really overwhelmed by how much I cared about them,” Austin said.
“The more you care about people, the more you understand the importance of that.”
Austin told his father he loved him, and he never stopped singing.
When his father died, Austin made a video for his dad that would go viral.
The video showed Austin with a guitar strapped to his back, playing his guitar like a guitar, and looking at the audience in the audience.
Austin told the crowd he was going to have to make the best of it, and put his own career ahead of his family.
“Every time I’d sing my dad’s song, he’d say, ‘Son, you’ve got to sing the best, you know that?'”
“So I just started making songs and songs and I was singing the best.
I don’t think I could have written those songs if I had been alone.”
The first “Cinema” of Austin’s career was released in the spring of 2003, and in the next year, he released three more albums and two feature films.
Austin was in his prime, and even though he was retiring, his music continued to be popular.
Austin’s last studio album, 2009’s “The Man Who Sold the World,” earned more than a million units on iTunes alone.
It also made him a household hero.
After all, Austin had spent the previous decade touring across the world, and had a reputation as one the best musicians of his generation.
Now he was just getting started.
“When I started out, I just thought that I was a superstar,” Austin recalled, “and then I started playing in bands.
Now, when I see a band and they’ve got me on it, I’m like, ‘Wow, you’re really good.'”