Corey Taylor: You’re Making Me Hate You (book review)

Out of all the books I’ve read, this is the one I can relate to the most. Corey Taylor does not hold back and has a lot to say about what is wrong with this society we live in today.

Taylor has plenty of super hilarious stories, which will having you literally laughing out loud. From leaving a guy on the street because he puked and shit his pants, to going to these so called hollywood parties, to just ripping Justin Bierber to shits, to what is wrong with some this newer generation of kids.

“The Neck” as so people call him, among his many other nicknames doesnt only share with us what makes him angry, Taylor also has some great advice for when you are traveling, what to and not to do when you’re at the airport. There are so many things he talks about that is hard to say a lot of them without giving his stories away.

This is honestly the funniest book I’ve read in a long, long time. And it also one I will be referring back to in the future. Seriously, go get yourself a copy of CT’s latest book, you wont regret it.

Thanks a lot to Da Capo Press for providing me with a copy of this book. Check out Their Website for some great books.

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Publisher: Da Capo Press
Release Date: July 7, 2015
# of Pages: 256

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Randy Blythe: Dark Days (book review)

What a riveting story by one of the best heavy metal singers ever (in my opinion). But this not only the story about Randy’s prison time, but an inspirational book to any alcoholic or drug addict out there.

Randy has always had a unique way of expressing himself, both through his music and the way he does interviews. He is a man of his word and he kept it by going back to the Czech Republic even though he was advised by many people not to go. That right there alone shows what a great standup person he is.

In this memoir, Randy of course talks about his 37 days in prison (i think we all knew he would eventually write a book about that, just not this soon). The horrible living conditions, the once every few days showers, and showering with inmates who had tuberculosis and venereal diseases. He also talks about his annoying cell mate and some of the shady characters that he came across during rec time.

I think there is also some great advice for anyone who is looking to get sober or just make a better living period. There are a couple of great chapter that anyone (wether you like Randy or LoG) could benefit from.

If you would like an inspirational read then look no further. Randy has an exceptiomal writing style that is easy to follow and he doesnt bullshit around. He tells it like he sees it!

Thank you Da Capo Press for the copy of this book. You guys are always great, and keep up the awesome job on publishing great books!

For more info visit dacapopress.com and check other awesome selection of books.

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Publisher: Da Capo Press
Release Date: July 14, 2015
# of Pages: 496

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

Billy Idol: Dancing with Myself (book review)

Wow, what an awesome book by Idol. Finally we get to hear his story from himself.

What an interesting life hes had. From growing up in the UK and US and traveling and moving around with his family. He definately made the best out of his situations.

He writes about the typical rock n roll, drugs, and groupies life, and that pretty much expected from musicians from the 80s era. But theres also the side of him that seems very sweet and genuine towards his children. There are many stories about Gen X and of course making it big as a solo artist. What i enjoyed the most was getting to hear how he came up with Rebel Yell and White Wedding and Cradle of Love, and of course his other hits. Is amazing how a lot of musicians their biggest hits were written in a very short amount of time.

When you read this book it feels like you are sitting in an afternoon having a couple of beers with Billy Idol and he is telling you his story, feels very intimate and you can paint a picture in your head.

The one thing a didnt like is there is a gap of a few years that he didnt talk about, and it could be understanding since he didnt have anything really going on in his musical career at the moment. Other than that is a great book and im glad i didnt wait any longer to read it.

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Publisher: Touchstone
Release Date: October 7, 2014
# of Pages: 336

Laura Hillenbrand: Unbroken (book review)

This week i bring you another review of an incredible book! The Story of Louie Zamperini, a WWll veteran with an amazing story to share of running in the Olympics and soon afterwards being captured by the Japanese and being help in a POW camp for over 2 years.

Truly one of the best book I’ve read and i feel like anything i say will not do this book justice. I just couldnt put it down. It kept me on the edge of my sit and turning page after page, leaving me up til late late at night.

Ladies and gentleman pick yourselves up a copy of this book and learn about a true american hero!

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Publisher: Random House
Release Date: November 16, 2010
# of Pages: 473

Pamela Des Barres: Im with the Band (book review)

This week my fellow readers i bring you my review of what many consider an iconic grouoie autobiography. Like the title says it is Pamela Des Barres first book.

This is much more than a book about a groupie. Is the book about a young girl trying to find herself, struggling all through her life. Pamela’s style of writing is really unique but she does it very well. She keeps you turning page after page wanting to find out more and more about her incredible life.

Let me say though, this is not a tell all book full with nasty and private details about the famous musicians she’s been with. There’s the ocassional detail but Pamela tells it in such ways that is not gonna have you thinking “Why would she include that?”. You will read about Noel Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Waylong Jennings, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Keith Moon, Frank Zappa and many others who were some of the most important acts of the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

In this updated edition (with a foreword by Dave Navarro) is cool to see at the end of the book Pamela writing about her current life. Mostly paying respect to a lot of her close friends who have died throughout the years, including members of the GTOs.

All in all this book was awesome. It was like time traveling back into the 60s and 70s. Pamela is an awesome writer who has wrote a few memorable books (this one being her first). Go get yourself a copy of it, you will not be dissapointed.

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Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Release Date: October 28, 2005
# of Pages: 352

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