Kim Fowley's 10 Commandments for Rock'n'Roll success:
Believe in your own dreams.
When you've learnt your craft, keep your mouth shut.
Never give a straight answer to anybody - they'll use it to kill you.
Upon having record success, keep your head and remember you're human.
Remember you're not unique; your music can be duplicated overnight.
Nothing is permanent, exept death and Texas - so make the money while you can, but don't let it take over.
Don't make records for your friends - make them to suit the andience, because they're the ones who need music.
Don't take yourself too seriously.
Remember there is more to life than the Speakeasy, dope, sex, long hair and trendy clothes.
Allow yourself to grow old gracefully, and read "Future Shock" at least once a day to understand why you can't be a phenomenon for ever.
Definitely insightful... thanks to TwilightZone