Steven Tyler’s autobiography! Where should I start with this one? If you are looking for a book that is written in chronological order this is not it. It felt to me as it was all over the place. Jumping years ahead and then coming back to previous years. The book came out around the time Tyler was about to start American Idol as a judge, so that could be the reason it felt like it was rushed a little bit.
With that said, his story is very interesting. Steven was a drummer before he ever became the lead singer if one of the most famous bands in the world. He used to play drums for his dad’s band and they would olay all over ever since he was a teenager. He met Joe Perry way before Aerosmith was even formed. Steven Tyler takes you through all the stories during their rise to fame and all the drugs and sex stories you could think of (like most rock bands of the day).
Want to know how much they got paid for signing to the record label? Want to know how much money the spent for tours? And how much he is packing? Is all there and many more disturbing stories.
Overall worth reading but not worth keeping in your collection.
Publisher: Ecco Books
Release Date: May 3,2011
# Of Pages: 400
Drugs. Drugs. Drugs and more drugs. Thats pretty much what this book is all about.
Reading this book makes you feel like the author is sitting across the tabke from you talking directly to you. Anthony and Sloman take a very indepth look at Kiedis childhood and growing up with a famous drug dealer dad. From the start to page 120 or so is allabout his childhood. After that is all about the beginning of Anthony and the Peppers, his many stints at rehab and all the crazy stories of drugs on tour.
Anthony Kiedis had a crazy life as a child and of course growing up surrounded but drugs. There are a few cool never before seen pictures throughout the book, including one of him, smoking pot with his dad when he was 11 or 12 years old. Also he explains the process of recording all their albums all the way up to 2004 (when the book was released)
Overall a really great book for any RHCP fan. Only thing I wish it had more of is Pictures and maybe interviews with otther band members or famous musicians. Youd think for it being almost 500 pages long it would include more of those.
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Release Date: October 19, 2005
# of Pages: 465
This autobiography starts in a very odd way because basically the first few pages are of Tommy Lee having a conversation with his Dick.
After the first few pages of this unusual conversation it starts to get better and better. It takes you for a ride from the beginning (as the author describes himself)
Despite what people think off Tommy Lee from all the stories in the media, he seems like a very lovable person. Alot of the stories found in the book are repeats from “The Dirt”, Motley Crue’s band autobiography. Hoowever there are some new stories and interviews with Pamela Anderson and about their life while they were married. Like most other reviews have said, I wish there were more stories about his marriage to Heather Locklear who he was married to for 7 years, instead of the chapter or so he dedicates to her.
One story that sticks out to me in this book is how Tommy Lee always invisioned a rollercoaster drumset setup that would ride out into the crowd. Now 10 years later in Motley’s Final Tour look like he achieved his dream. Keep in mind this book came out in 2004
All in all there are crazy stories from the road and his childhood, and fans of “The Dirt” will definately relate to this book very well.
Publiser: Atria Books
Release Date: September 13, 2005
# of Pages: 288
Let me just start off by saying that this book is an inspiration whether youare a fan of KoRn or not. Fieldy keeps you turning page after page from the very beginning. He’s done all the drugs you could think of and slept with allthe women he wanted and needed to.
The book starts off with the usual growing up stuff but quickly gets into the more interesting stuff from starting out with L.A.P.D. and cofounding KoRn. Fieldy and Jonathan Davis grew up together and actually went to the same daycare.
The second half of the book becomes really interesting and Fieldy talks about how he found God and how that saved and changed him completely. (Let me add here that this guy was a complete asshole when he wasnt sober).
I dont like giving away stories within the book because that takes away all the fun of reading it.
KoRn fan or not this is an awesome boom and an inpirational story to learn from!
Publisher: It Books
Release Date: February 9, 2010
# of Pages: 288
Dee Snider’s autiobiography is a very well written story about the man himself and Twisted Sister’ rise to fame. Dee Snider takes the reader along through how Twisted Sister started performing in clubs (2000 + shows) before they got a break in the music industry.
There are amazing stories throughout the book that will leave you stunned. Dee Snider was clean and sober, he didnt do drugs or got wasted like every other rock star in the business and did not cheat on his wife. There are no stories about groupies or doing drugs behind stage, yet somehow the book keeps you interested from the very beginning. This “SMF” has done it all!!!
Get the book for yourself and you will not be dissapointed, and find out what “SMF” stands for.
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: May 8, 2012
# of Pages: 432