Aldous Snow is a rambunctious, out of control rocker who has seen better days. His latest song is badly criticized, and his girlfriend is leaving him. He goes on a path of self destruction with drugs and women. Meanwhile, Aaron is a dorky music executive tasked by the label head to escort Snow to his next show at the Greek in L.A. Aaron is thrust in a world so far from his boring one, when Aldous takes him partying, womanizing, and drinking. Aaron and his girlfriend have been on the outs lately, and this recent development in Aaron's life breaks them up further. At a TV appearance in New York, he skips performing his latest song, and plays one of his older hits, much to the crowd's excitement. In Vegas, the two get into a drug snafu, with Aaron "losing it" after a terrible drug session. In L.A., Aldous tries to win back his girlfriend but is turned down. By this time, Aaron has also had enough of Aldous' recklessness and they have a big fight. Downtrodden, Aldous plans to jump off a hotel. Aaron gives him an inspirational pep talk, Aldous falls and breaks his arm instead. The performance is the same night, and Aaron would rather go to the hospital. Aldous newly motivated, wants to perform, and does so to a sellout crowd. Aaron gets back with his girlfriend, and Aldous, sober but still crazy, continues rocking like a superstar.
Best part of story, including ending:
The exaggerated rock lifestyle is so over the top and funny.
Best scene in story:
When Aaron reacts badly to the drugs he takes.
Opinion about the main character:
Aldous is a man-child who learns grows up.