Monday, May 23, 2011

Let's rock 'n roll ... then write about it.

Life / Keith Richards.
Keith Richards lived the original rock 'n roll life and became the musician known as most likely to die young, except that now, in his late 60s, he is telling his side of the story.

Does the noise in my head bother you? : a rock 'n' roll memoir / Steven Tyler.
The front man of the classic rock band Aerosmith tells his story, including his rise to rock stardom in the 1970s, the band's drop in popularity, and their comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s.

From this moment on / Shania Twain.
This country music star had immense success crossing over into the pop world and now discusses both her personal and professional life.

Red : my uncensored life in rock / Sammy Hagar.
Sammy Hagar, legendary lead singer of Van Halen, tells his story of a life at the top of the charts. From his decade-long journey alongside Eddie Van Halen to his raucous solo career with Chickenfoot, Hagar reveals all in this account of rock 'n roll war stories.

Bowie : a biography / Marc Spitz.
Author Marc Spitz presents delves into one of the most important rock musicians of the last century and gives us an inside look at this fascinating man.

Fab : an intimate life of Paul McCartney / Howard Sounes.
Author Sounes draws on original research and more than two hundred interviews to delve into the life of Paul McCartney, from his working-class upbringing to his stardom with the Beatles and beyond, revealing a musician far more ruthless, ambitious, and moody than his public image implies.

My appetite for destruction : sex & drugs & Guns n' Roses / Steven Adler.
After forty years, twenty-eight ODs, three botched suicides, two heart attacks, a couple of jail stints, and a stroke, the most self-destructive rock star ever is ready to share the untold truth. By the late 1980s, GNR was the biggest rock band in the world, but at a price and for Adler, it was his health and sanity.

Tattoos & tequila : to hell and back with one of rock's most notorious frontmen / Vince Neil.
Front man Vince Neil relates his story with the leading hair band of the 1980s--Mötley Crüe.

Between a heart and a rock place : a memoir / Pat Benatar.
The singer of such 1980s hits as "Heartbreaker" and "Love Is a Battlefield" discusses her rock 'n' roll life and the marriage that kept her away from the pitfalls of fame.

I am Ozzy / Ozzy Osbourne.
One of television's best known personalities via the wildly successful hit MTV show,  The Osbournes, Ozzy tells about his days on the road and the heartbreak he suffered during those years of hard living.

When giants walked the earth : a biography of Led Zeppelin / Mick Wall.
Veteran rock journalist Wall tells the comprehensive and yet intimately detailed story of Led Zeppelin--the band that pushed the envelope on both creativity and excess, even by rock 'n' roll standards.

Bon Jovi : when we were beautiful / conversations with Phil Griffin.
Timed to coincide with the band's twenty-fifth anniversary, an inside portrait of Bon Jovi follows them on their 2008 Lost Highway tour, explores the history of the band, and discusses the band members' lives both at home and on the road.

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