Rockstars Do More Than Sing

There’s an idea of rockstar developers—lots of companies are looking for them (evidenced by this search).  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, see these related posts: Google: rockstar developerTop 10 Traits of a Rockstar Software EngineerYou Don’t Really Want a Rock StarThe case against Rock Star developers.

People seem to equate rockstars with singers, but there are plenty of rock-stars that aren’t the frontmen. Are you the steady bassist, grooving and keeping everyone on time? Are you the guitarist who steps in for a solo then falls back to some tasty licks? If you’re not the lead singer, don’t fret: you can be a rockstar in more than one way!

What’s your place in the band? What terms of you tired of seeing in software?