Book Giveaway 2!!!!!

Hello once again my friends. I’m back with another book giveaway. This time around i will be giving away a copy of George Clinton’s autobiography. The contest runs from now until 7/31. The winner will be announced on Friday 31st along with my review of this memoir.

The rules are simple, actually just one rule: Like this Post and you will be automatically entered. I will choose a person randomly and I will contact the winner through their Blog contact info. AT the moment I can only provide free shipping within the USA (sorry to anyone outside of the USA). Thank you guys for reading my reviews and good luck to everyone.

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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

Jeremy Spencer: Death Punch’d (book review)

Death Punch’d is the autobiography of Five Finger Death Punch’s drummer Jeremy Spencer. A really amazing and truly inspiring story for anybody who is a struggling addict or musician trying to make it in the music business.

Jeremy Spencer brings us a very unique book. Each chapter is a different era of his life. One chapter he talks about his present, while the next one he talks about growing up, and so forth and so on. So each chapter you have a nice balance of past and present.

Jeremy makes no excuses for and is brutally honest about his drug abuse. He was clean and sober for 15 years before he met a certain girl and thats where it all went down hill. He started back in his old ways of using drugs and alcohol in deadly amounts.

Throughtout the book there are many stories about FFDP from forming the band to all the debauchery that goes on tour. If you buy this book just for the FFDP stories you will be dissapointed because Jeremy’s story is much more than just being in his band. You get to know how he moved to California a few times to try to make big in a band. Without giving much away, he was in a country band and even tried synth pop.

Jeremy went through a lot in his early life and it all paid off at the end. This was one of the funniest, down to earth books ive read in a while.

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Publisher: Dey Street Bokks
Release Date: September 2, 2014
# of Pages: 320

Scott Ian: I’m the Man (The Story of That Guy from Anthrax) (book review)

First of all Id like to say many thanks to Da Capo Press for the copy of this book. Check their books at http://www.dacapopress.com

And with the review:

Until now there has never been an official autobiography of Anthrax. Scott Ian is such a cool and down to earth guy that you feel he is right there with you telling you all these stories. This is not a book about drugs or groupies (well maybe some) but rather a compelling story about one of the coolest guys in rock n roll history.

I couldnt wait to get to reading this book because I was always fascinated by music from the “Big 4”. Especially Anthrax because to me they seem the less “popular” out of the four. Scott explains in details how he was there for some memorable moments like the death of River Phoenix, when Dave Mustaine got kicked out of Metallica, and also the death of Cliff Burton. I couldnt help but laugh out loud at the stories of Al Jourgensen from Ministry. LOL

Scott doesnt waste anytime setting up the stories in long paragraphs, he just gets right to the point, which I as a reader always appreciate. From his childhood to his marriages and divorces, and all the way to the Big 4 show in Yankee stadium, and everything in between. You really get an inside peak of his life and how Anthrax came to be who they are now! I noticed that whenever Scott made a mistake, he would own up to it and not blame it on somebody else. (Unlike other autobios i’ve read)

If you are a fan of Anthrax, thrash music, or just like to know how things really went down back in the 80s and 90s, then get this autobiography, you won’t be able to put it down.

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Publisher: Da Capo Press
Release Date: October 14, 2014
# of Pages: 392

Rick Springfield: Late, Late at Night (book review)

Rick Springfield reveals so many details in his memoir. This is a guy who most people think is a one hit wonder with “Jessie’s Girl” but the fact is that he has been around in the business since way before Jessie’s Girl and General Hospital.

An australian born who moves to the US in hopes of making it big in the music business, all while dealing with depression and having to fight addiction. This such a candid memoir and RS lets it all out for his fans. As a reader you get the feeling that he is not holding back on anything, he speaks with absolute truthfulness!

There are of course the wild stories of being on the road and lots of sex of course. Not so many stories of drugs, but the few that he talks about are funny. You get some insight of the whole 60s era when he was snd up and coming teenager in Australia and he meets some people like Bon Scott ten years before he was known in ACDC. He talks about the struggle of recording his albums and how the record company sees him and compares him to.

One of the most touching stories comes towards the end of the book and is about a girl named Sahara. Very touching and it made me feel sad for her and her family!

This read will not dissappoint!

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Publisher: Touchstone
Release Date: October 12, 2010
# of Pages: 336

Rick Springfield: Late, Late at Night (book review)

Rick Springfield reveals so many details in his memoir. This is a guy who most people think is a one hit wonder with “Jessie’s Girl” but the fact is that he has been around in the business since way before Jessie’s Girl and General Hospital.

An australian born who moves to the US in hopes of making it big in the music business, all while dealing with depression and having to fight addiction. This such a candid memoir and RS lets it all out for his fans. As a reader you get the feeling that he is not holding back on anything, he speaks with absolute truthfulness!

There are of course the wild stories of being on the road and lots of sex of course. Not so many stories of drugs, but the few that he talks about are funny. You get some insight of the whole 60s era when he was snd up and coming teenager in Australia and he meets some people like Bon Scott ten years before he was known in ACDC. He talks about the struggle of recording his albums and how the record company sees him and compares him to.

One of the most touching stories comes towards the end of the book and is about a girl named Sahara. Very touching and it made me feel sad for her and her family!

This read will not dissappoint!

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Publisher: Touchstone
Release Date: October 12, 2010
# of Pages: 336

Scott Weiland: Not Dead and Not For Sale

Youd think that for a man who worte some of the biggest hits of the 90s and 00s with STP and Velvet Revolver he would know how to write a book a little bit better. What a short and dissapointed book.

Many of the book pages are filled with blank pages or unnecessary big font typing. There are also many black empty pages all over. This is just a mess. There couldve been easily 80 pages removed from the book. It took me just a bit over an hour to finish it.

There are many stories that he starts but doesnt finish them, or would say “down in New Orleans we found ourselves in the wrong neighboorhood in the wrong hotel but we were to dumb to know. We just kept partying” and thats where it ends, and he jumps to another story. He could have developed more into that situation. The editors shouldve helped him write this book more!

I wouldnt recommend this book to anyone! Theres nothing new here that you cant find over the internet. Im glad it onky took a little bit of my time and I didnt get stuck reading this book for a few days. I hope Scott writes another book in the future and redeems himself!

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Publisher: Scribner
Release Date: May 17, 2011
# of Pages: 288