Juanes: Chasing the Sun (book review)

I think this book, while is considered a memoir, I dont think is approppiate to be called that. It is more of like Juanes illustrated throughout the years. There are a ton (and I mean a ton) of pictures throughtout the book. There are more pictures than words in this book, and while I as a reader enjoyed them, I wish there was more text.

Juanes gives you a well explained description of his life growing up from roaming to streets of Medellin, Colombia to forming the band Ekhymosis (one of Colombia’s top heavy metal bands. Look them up). I knew of Juanes from when he was a solo artist and I definately didnt know anything about his heavy metal influences such as Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax. And his upbringings of being in a heavy metal band.

While the book starts strong in the beginning, it starts to die towards the end. It is however a pleasent reading and gives you sneak peek into his life.

I should add it took me I think less than an hour to finish the entire book, so it should be a very easy reading for anyone.

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Publisher: Celebra
Release Date: April 2, 2013
# of Pages: 304

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Lemmy Kilmister: White Line Fever (book review)

This is one of those autobiographies that is a most read! Lemmy writes with such ease and it made me feel like we were sitting in the back area of the Rainbow in an afternoon and he was telling me war stories. I wish there was an audio cd for this book spoken by Lemmy himself.

If you choose to read this book, be ready to take a ride from the beginnings of rock n roll. From the Beatles to the Rolling Stones to Jimi Hendrix. Lemmy has been in the music business from way before Motorhead. He was a roadie for Jimi Hendrix for sometime and knew the guys from the Beatles. Lemmy explains some things about the Beatles and the Stones that you will not expect at all.

Theres great explanation from Lemmy’s days in Hawkwind and all of the other bands he was in before forming Motorhead. I found myself laghing a lot at some of the stories from the road and all the mixture of drugs and “love” that was going on back in the day.

I wish people would hear about this book more, because it is such an underrated book, and I dont ever hear anybody talking about this book when it comes to musicians autobiographies. Hope whoever reads this review picks up a copy of this book and enjoy some really great stories about sex, rock, and rock n roll, and more sex haha.

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Publisher: Simin and Schuster
Release Date: November 4, 2002
# of Pages: 304