By Geoff Edgers | Globe Staff
September 27, 2014
LENOX — It’s early morning in the Berkshires and Tom Werman, owner of Stonover Farm and the man who, in a previous life, produced rock anthems for Cheap Trick and Twisted Sister, is flipping something he calls the “Tomlette.” It’s a healthy serving of eggs with sautéed mushrooms and goat cheese.
“You can either be healthy,” he says, describing the multiple offerings in the breakfast room “or not healthy, or both.”
This is life at Stonover, a bed-and-breakfast that’s less than a half-mile from Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home. Stonover is also a long way from Los Angeles, where Werman became “the most successful producer of metal records in the business,” according to a 1987 Los Angeles Times article.
In those days, Werman’s job was to translate Ted Nugent’s live energy to vinyl and coax hits out of Motley Crue, a group fueled by enough illegal substances to power a fighter jet.