Pamela Des Barres: Let’s Spend the Night Together (book review)

Interesting choice of book this time.

This book features stories from 24 groupies that tell their stories from backstage, to front stage, to bathroom run ins with some of the biggest stars in rock and roll.

Now being that this is a book about groupies, there are plenty of explicit details and some nudity pics. You will get to hear from The Plaster Casters girls, the GTOs among others. (Do a quick google search for more info on those). While some of the stories are interesting, there are a few that are really boring and lack detail, and lets face it, we read these books for the explicit details. Also included is the story of a male groupie which is quite different and interesting because when you think of the word “groupie” you think of women, not guys.

Some of these women wanted to be part of the backstage area and would do anything, some wanted to be the the musician’s girldfriends or wives, and some just wanted to be “that city’s girl”, but they all had one thing in common and it was just to sleep with the rockstars.

Overall and interesting book if youd like to hear some of the weird stuff that musicians do behind the curtain.

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Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Release Date: July 1, 2007
# of Pages: 400

Into the Black: The Inside Story of Metallica 1991-2014 (book review)

Wow! What a well researched book this is. This is the second book taking you from the years 1991 all the way to present 2014. Writers Paul Brannigan and Ian Windwood were present at a lot of Metallica’s most famous moments and have a tremendous collection of interviews with all the members of the band.

Being a somewhat short book, the writers do an awesome job at telling the history of Metallica through the years. With many hours of interviews, both backstage and at Metallica’s HQ and all over the world for that matter, you will learn how all their albums (from 91 to 2014) were recorded, from demos to full songs.

Both writers are not afraid to say Metallica’s biggest failures, one being the St. Anger album, and the more recent one, Through The Never, both which seemed to dissapoint Metallica fans. There is no lack of detail when it comes to the Big 4 shows and how everything really happened. From the very first show at Sonisphere to the shows in the US.

There is one chapter which i think could’ve been replaced which is the “Some Kind of Monster” chapter. There is really no new information in that chapter, is basically the writers putting to paper what happened in the movie.

Overall a really good book for any Metallica fan, and if you are not a fan, well get this book and be educated with some Metallica history from first hand account.

‚óŹ I would like to thank Da Capo Press for sending me this copy of this book. Visit their website to get some really cool books!

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Publisher: Da Capo Press
Release Date: November 4, 2014
# of Pages: 312

Chris Jericho: Undisputed (book review)

The second book in the trilogy of Jericho’s book.

This book starts off exactly where A Lion’s Tale left off. Chris has a really interesting way of telling you stories that will have you rolling for a while. He talks about a lot of his wrestling friends who have passed away and the inspiration they had with each other. You get the feeling that the WWE is a very tight community and they all truly care about the sport in a very professional way.

One of my favorite things about this book is how much Jericho talks about Fozzy. Is really interesting and cool to hear him talk about all the places they been to around the world, and the typical stuff that happens while touring the world. I really enjoyed getting to hear about the very beginning of how Fozzy actually formed and how they came up with that interesting name.

While this book is mostly filled with happy stories, it also has its sad parts. One of the saddest things was how his mom was injured and had to be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. Jericho’s mom was his most influential person and who he always looked up to for advice.

Anyways, hope i didnt bore you with this review. Out of the trilogy i think this is his best book (although all of them are really good). I recommend you read them in order so you get the big picture at the end.

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Publisher: Grand Central
Release Date: February 16, 2011
# of Pages: 448