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

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Chris Jericho: The Best in the World (book review)

I have never been a big fan of wrestling, but i came across this book at Barnes and Noble for 50% off and bonus, it was a signed copy as well.

I wont post a looong review because this is a long book and i just want to touch on some of the main stories.

Jericho is an awesome story teller! You will not be bored with this book and won’t want to put it down. There are so many behind the scenes stories about the WWE and his travels around the world, both with the WWE and his band Fozzy.

Throughtout the book i was laughing the whole way. I wont spoil it for you, but his story in the nightclub about meeting Ne-yo and “Tee-yo” had me rolling! You’ll just have to get the book to read about those stories.

Jericho gives the complete truth about his wrestling career and his comeback to WWE. He talks about his feud in the ring with Shawn Michaels and some of the other big names in the wrestling industry like HHH, John Cena, The Great Khali, and many many others.

Thjs was such a fun read that i got Jericho’s two previous books “A Lion’s Tale” and “Undisputed” and i plan to review those soon in the near future, so stay on the look for those reviews!

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Publisher: Gotham
Release Date: October 14, 2014
# of Pages: 432

Vince Neil: Tattoos and Tequila (book review)

It is no secret that I am a big fan of Motley Crue. I have all of their official released books as you can see from some of my previews reviews. However this book was a little dissappointing. Aside from a few new things and getting to hear from Vince’s wives, most of the book ive read about it before.

Vince comes off as such an asshole and ego maniac, that most of what he talks about makes you think “what the fuck is he talking about?” He talks so bad about the other guys in Motley Crue that not even halfway through the book i almost put it down for good. It is no wonder why he says Motley Crue is a business and not a friendship. Neil openly says how “those guys are not my friends, they are not trustworthy”, well i wonder why. Also i felt he was very repetitive all throughtout the book, saying the same things over and over…

There is a reason why not many people who were or are involved in his life declined to contribute anything to the book. When you have an ego that big and you think youre better than everybody, or you blame everything on somebody else, and you do not take responsability for you own actions, well i think some people are gonna turn their back. That was another thing that i saw all through this book. Vince is always blaming in mistakes on somebody else, man up and take responsability.

The chapters about his daughter are the best thing about this book. You can really see how honest Vince is when he is talking about his daughter.

All in all is a decent read if you are a fan of Motley Crue, if you’re not or you havent read The Dirt or any of the other books by the guys from Motley, then you wont really understand this book or their history.

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Publisher: Grand Central
Release Date: September 23, 2010
# of Pages: 320

Brian Johnson: Rockers and Rollers (book review)

First let me say that this is not a book about AC/DC. Or an autobiography of Brian Johnson. This is a book about stories he has about cars and his experiences with them.

Brian Johnson does seem like he knows a lot about cars, you can just tell in the way he writes about it in this book. He has countless stories about cars and some of the shenanigans thats happened to him and his friends while driving cars. Brian has been racing cars even before he was famous as the lead singer of AC/DC.

I found myself laughing outloud at some of the stories he has! From flying the “plane” in Australia to some of the experiences while driving with AC/DCs drummer! While the book is mainly about cars, there are bits and pieces of chapters that are about the AC/DC boys, although most of them are car related!

Such a cook book and i hope one day Brian does write a book about his life and AC/DC, he has so many funny stories! And if you’ve seem i terviews of him you know how funny he can be!

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Publisher: It Books
Release Date: May 24, 2011
# of Pages: 224

William Queen: Under and Alone (book review)

I started reading this book in the early morning at work, and by night the same day I was done reading it. What an incredible story.

I got interested in this book because I saw the episode of “Gangland” where the showed this story. I wanted to find out more and in the book the author does a really good job at leaving you eager for more. What a page turner.

William Queen infiltrated the Mongols and eventually became a high ranking member in his 28 month undercover investigation. Throughout there are moments where his cover almost gets blown because he was told to do drugs or help commit other crimes. There are some really good moments that leave you biting your nails as you read, and you hope he gets out of the situation alive.

I felt like he really liked the Mongols and he felt the brotherhood was real, such as the moments when they all said they loved him when his mother died, even when none of Queen’s ATF partners said anything to him. There is one chapter towards the end that left me teary eye, as “Billy St John” did something for a Mongol’s kids birthday.

Overall a really good book that will keep you up late at night and you will read it in no time.

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Publisher: Random House
Release Date: April 5, 2005
# of Pages: 270