They all had the same dream, but they took different roads to stardom. Some didn’t make it, and some fell hard and learned tough life lessons. The ones who did survive are here to share their stories and reveal the dark side of rock and roll, what you don’t see from the other side of the curtain. Toss those gossip mags, turn off the iPods, and read the true stories from five guys who hold nothing back as they talk about the life of a rock star.
By Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
“Life” is the autobiography by Keith Richards, famed guitarist and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Richards talks openly about his childhood, rise to fame, addiction, his outlaw status, and the music. Don’t miss the candid autobiography from this guitar legend.
Check out Keith Richards’ official website for more information about the book.
Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone
By Johnny Ramone (Ramones)
“Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone” is a beautifully illustrated book — from the iconic father of punk guitar Johnny Ramone – that is filled with Johnny’s personal photographs, handwritten notes and top ten lists as well as Ramones’ memorabilia.
Check out the Johnny Ramone Army website for more information about the book.
Diary of a Player: How My Musical Heroes Made a Guitar Man Out of Me
By Brad Paisley
It all started with a present from his grandfather when he was eight years old. “Diary of a Player” is a poignant look at the journey of a country guitar slinger masquerading as a country pop star. As you’re reading the book, you’ll feel as if Paisley is sitting across the dinner table from you, chatting candidly about his life, people who’ve come and gone, and his love affair with the guitar.
Check out Brad Paisley’s official website for more information about the book.
Shut Up and Give Me the Mic
By Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
Released in May of this year, just in time for a plug on “The Celebrity Apprentice” finale, “Shut Up and Give Me the Mic” is Dee Snider’s story of his rise to fame as the lead singer of Twisted Sister. Snider — well-known in the ’80s as that dude with the big hair and crazy makeup — is a down-to-earth guy next door who is a devoted husband and father. He worked hard, played hard, and experienced the highs and lows of the rock star life.
Check out Dee Snider’s official website for more information about the book.
Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock
By Sammy Hagar
In “Red” Sammy Hagar shares stories about his meager beginnings to his super rock star status. Hagar reveals his explosive blowup with Eddie Van Halen and why he left the band. He also discusses his business ventures and how he built his fortune with his Cabo Wabo Tequila.
Check out Sammy Hagar’s official website for more information about the book.