Joe Perry: Rocks (book review)

I was a bit skeptical when i first bought this boom because it is co written with David Ritz, and last time i picked up a book co written with him, it was horrible. But this one was a different story.

What an awesome story this was. Waaaay better than Tyler’s book. Joe Perry really spills all the beans on this one. How Tyler was running behind the band’s back to audition for Led Zeppelin and American Idol. But this book is not just about the dirty little secrets, it is more than that. Is about the rise and fall of a great guitar player and man. Full with stories about his growing up in the lake and bonding with nature.

Joe Perry really makes you feel like youre sitting with him having a conversation in his back porch. His attention for detail is incredible and thats why when you read this book you can picture everything he is sharing with you.

As bonus if you are a guitar player (like myself) you will really appreciate how he describes his recording process of albums and all the effects and guitars that went into making them. And at the very end of the boom theres a whole section with a lot of pictures about guitars and gear he used and uses.

Do not pass the oportunity to read this awesome autobiography filled with over 100 pictures.

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Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: October 7, 2014
# of Pages: 432

Ozzy Osbourne: Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy (book review)

Second book Ive read from Ozzy. The first one was his autobiography “Iam Ozzy”. This however is not an autobiography per say, however he does includes some stuff about his family.

This book is based on a column he has on Rolling Stone where people would submit their questions and Ozzy would answer them. And it turned into an awesomely funny book. I mean some of the questions these people submited range from “How to cure a hangover?” To “How to cure my herpes?” Or even “how many drugs should i take?” And the answers from Ozzy are just spectacular!! It had some moments where i just had to stop reading for a min and laugh it off.

Ozzy clearly says that the best way to be sure is to go see your doctor, and get it checked out as soon as possible. Also even though some of the things he does may work for him, obviously doesnt mean it will work for you.

Do not get into this book if you’re going to take it seriously because it obviously isnt. Be ready to have some good laughs from the get go though!!

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Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: October 11, 2011
# of Pages: 432

Stephen Pearcy: Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll (book review)

Today i bring you my review of Stephen Pearcy’s autobiography. Lead singer of Mickey Ratt, M Ratt, and finally just Ratt.

Well, most of you guys know Ratt from 80s fame. Starting up in the sunset strip in Los Angeles, Ratt became famous very quick and grew big quick with their hit single Round and Round. But this is much more than the story of Ratt.

This is the story of Steohen Pearcy, and while a lot of it has to do with his band, is much more than that. Is the story of his heroin use, becoming a father, and finally kicking drugs for good (recently). Of course theres your stories about groupies and all the backstage debauchery that was going on back in those days, and that is all pretty much standard for those bands.

Stephen seems like an awesome person and you get the feel that he is just telling you the way it was in a veey raw, unapologetic way. I gotta say, some of his stories had me cracking up!!! And with all the happy moments, there also come sad ones, which was the case when Robbin Crosby died. That was Stephen’s brother and you can see how Robbin’s death changed him.

Anyways, awesome and quick book that you cant pass up. 80s stories never get old, and the pictures in this book are pretty awesome too!

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Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: May 7, 2013
# of Pages: 320