Best Heavy Metal Musician Biographies Books
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1. Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock
Author: by Sammy Hagar It Books English 252 pages
Sammy Hagarlegendary lead singer of Van Halen, founder of the Cabo Wabo Tequila brand, and one of rock music’s most notoriously successful performerstells his unforgettable story in this one-of-a-kind autobiography of a life at the top of the charts. From his decade-long journey alongside Eddie Van Halen to his raucous solo career with Chickenfoot and everything in betweenthe drugs, groupies, and excesses of fame, the outrageous stadium tours, and the thrill of musical innovationHagar reveals all in this treasure trove of rock-and-roll war stories.
Red is a life-changing look at one of music’s biggest talentsan essential read for music fans and anyone dreaming of becoming rock’s next number one star.
2. The Dirt (The Anniversary Edition): Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
Author: by Tommy Lee 0062012339 It Books English
Celebrate thirty years of the world’s most notorious rock band with the deluxe collectors’ edition of The Dirtthe outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mtley Cre. Fans have gotten glimpses into the band’s crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, rollercoaster drug addictions, and immortal music in Mtley Cre books like Tommyland and The Heroin Diaries, but now the full spectrum of sin and success by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars is an open book in The Dirt.
Even fans already familiar with earlier editions of the bestselling expos will treasure this gorgeous deluxe edition. Joe Levy at Rolling Stone calls The Dirt “without a doubt … The most detailed account of the awesome pleasures and perils of rock & roll stardom I have ever read.
It is completely compelling and utterly revolting.”
3. Confess: The Autobiography
Author: by Rob Halford English 368 pages 0306874946
The legendary frontman of Judas Priest, one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time, celebrates five decades of heavy metal in this tell-all memoir. Most priests hear confessions. This one is making his. Rob Halford, front man of global iconic metal band Judas Priest, is a true “Metal God.” Raised in Britain’s hard-working, heavy industrial heartland, he and his music were forged in the Black Country.
Confess, his full autobiography, is an unforgettable rock ‘n’ roll story-a journey from a Walsall council estate to musical fame via alcoholism, addiction, police cells, ill-fated sexual trysts, and bleak personal tragedy, through to rehab, coming out, redemption …And finding love.
Now, he is telling his gospel truth. Told with Halford’s trademark self-deprecating, deadpan Black Country humor, Confess is the story of an extraordinary five decades in the music industry. It is also the tale of unlikely encounters with everybody from Superman to Andy Warhol, Madonna, Jack Nicholson, and the Queen.
4. Alice in Chains: The Untold Story
Author: by David de Sola English 432 pages 1250199387
The first comprehensive biography of Alice In Chains from its genre-forging years on the hard edge of grunge to the tragic death of lead singer Layne Staley and the band’s comeback. Alice in Chains were among the loudest voices out of Seattle.
They were iconic pioneers who mixed grunge and metal in ways that continue to influence today’s artists, and theirs is a story of hard work, self-destruction, rising from the ashes, and carrying on a lasting legacy. Four years after their first meeting at a warehouse under Seattle’s Ballard Bridge, Alice in Chains became the first of grunge’s big four – ahead of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden – to get a gold record and achieve national recognition.
With the charismatic Layne Staley behind the microphone, they became one of the most influential and successful bands to come out of the Seattle music scene. But as the band got bigger, so did their problems. Acclaimed journalist David de Sola delves beneath the secrecy, gossip, and rumor surrounding the band to tell their full story for the first time.
5. White Line Fever: The Autobiography: The Autobiography
Author: by Lemmy Kilmister Citadel English 320 pages
After years of notorious excess, his blood would kill another human being. This is the story of the heaviest drinking, most oversexed speed freak in the music business. Ian Fraser Kilmister was born on Christmas Eve, 1945. Learning from an early age that chicks really do appreciate a guy with a guitar, and inspired by the music of Elvis and Buddy Holly, Lemmy quickly outgrew his local bands in Wales, choosing instead to head to Manchester to experience everything he could get his hands on.
And he never looked back. Lemmy tripped through his early career with the Rocking Vicars, backstage touring with Jimi Hendrix, as a member of Opal Butterflies and Hawkwind. In 1975, he went on to create speed metal and form the legendary band Motorhead.
During their twenty-seven-year history, Motorhead has released 21 albums, been nominated for a Grammy, and conquered the rock world with such songs as Ace of Spades, Bomber, and Overkill. Throughout the creation of this impressive discography, the Motorhead lineup has seen many changes, but Lemmy has always been firmly at the helm.
6. Face the Music: A Life Exposed
Author: by Paul Stanley HarperOne English 480 pages
NEW YORK TIMES and INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERIn Face the Music, Paul Stanleythe co-founder and famous Starchild frontman of KISSreveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible lows in his life both inside and outside the band. Face the Music is the shocking, funny, smart, inspirational story of one of rock’s most enduring icons and the group he helped create, define, and immortalize.
Stanley mixes compelling personal revelations and gripping, gritty war stories that will surprise even the most steadfast member of the KISS Army. He takes us back to his childhood in the 1950s and ’60s, a traumatic time made more painful thanks to a physical deformity.
Born with a condition called microtia, he grew up partially deaf, with only one ear. But this instilled in him an inner drive to succeed in the most unlikely of pursuits: music. With never-before-seen photos and images throughout, Stanley’s memoir is a fully realized and unflinching portrait of a rock star, a chronicle of the stories behind the famous anthems, the many brawls and betrayals, and all the drama and pyrotechnics on and off the stage.
7. Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal
Author: by Greg Renoff English 400 pages 1770412638
The bestselling, vivid and energetic history of Van Halen’s legendary early years featuring 230 original interviews including with former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and power players like Pete Angelus, Marshall Berle, Donn Landee, Ted Templeman, and Neil Zlozower Fascinating (even for non-VH fans) A book almost anthropological in its level of detail.
Vulture It’s the tale of hardworking kids with nothing in common learning to fuse pop and heavy metal into a new sound that completely changed the music world. It also vividly shows that the personality clashes that would later destroy the band were there from Day One.
Rolling Stone A fascinating read. Pasadena Star News The book is fantastic. Ted Templeman, Grammy-winning music producer for Van Halen and David Lee Roth If you’ve got it bad, got it bad, got it bad for Van Halen, get Van Halen Rising.
Martha Quinn, original MTV VJ, Sirius XM host After years of playing gigs everywhere from suburban backyards to dive bars, Van Halen led by frontman extraordinaire David Lee Roth and guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen had the songs, the swagger, and the talent to turn the rock world on its ear.
8. I Am Ozzy
Author: by Ozzy Osbourne Grand Central Publishing English 416 pages
The final word in sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll, heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne shares his unbelievable story for the first time in this tell-all memoir. “They’ve said some crazy things about me over the years. I mean, okay: ‘He bit the head off a bat.’ Yes.
‘He bit the head off a dove.’ Yes. But then you hear things like, ‘Ozzy went to the show last night, but he wouldn’t perform until he’d killed fifteen puppies .. .’ Now me, kill fifteen puppies?I love puppies.
I’ve got eighteen of the f*king things at home. I’ve killed a few cows in my time, mind you.And the chickens. I shot the chickens in my house that night. It haunts me, all this crazy stuff. Every day of my life has been an event.
I took lethal combinations of booze and drugs for thirty f*king years. I survived a direct hit by a plane, suicidal overdoses, STDs. I’ve been accused of attempted murder. Then I almost died while riding over a bump on a quad bike at f*king two miles per hour.
People ask me how come I’m still alive, and I don’t know what to say. When I was growing up, if you’d have put me up against a wall with the other kids from my street and asked me which one of us was gonna make it to the age of sixty, which one of us would end up with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire and Beverly Hills, I wouldn’t have put money on me, no f*king way.
11. The Long Hard Road Out of Hell
Author: by Marilyn Manson 0060987464 ReganBooks English
The best-selling autobiography of America’s most controversial celebrity icon, Marilyn Manson (with a bonus chapter not in the hardcover). In his twenty-nine years, rock idol Manson has experienced more than most people have (or would want to) in a lifetime.
Now, in his shocking and candid memoir, he takes readers from backstage to gaol cells, from recording studios to emergency rooms, from the pit of despair to the top of the charts, and recounts his metamorphosis from a frightened Christian schoolboy into the most feared and revered music superstar in the country.
Illustrated with dozens of exclusive photographs and featuring a behind-the-scenes account of his headline-grabbing Dead to the World tour.
12. Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir
Author: by Dave Mustaine B003VIWO8Y HarperCollins e-books July 18, 2010
New York Times BestsellerFounding member, singer, and lead guitarist of Metallica and Megadeath shares the ultimate, unvarnished story behind his involvement in the rise of two of the world’s most influential heavy metal bands in history. Dave Mustaine is the first to admit that he’s bottomed out a few times in his dark and twisted speed metal version of a Dickensian life.
From his soul-crushing professional and artistic setbacks to his battle with addiction, Mustaine has hit rock bottom on multiple occasions. April 1983 was his lowest point, when he was unceremoniously fired from Metallica for his hard-partying ways. But, what seemed to be the end of it all was just the beginning for the guitarist.
After parting ways with Metallica, Mustaine went on to become the front man, singer, songwriter, guitarist (and de facto CEO) for Megadeathone of the most successful metal bands in the world. A pioneer of the thrash metal movement, Megadeath rose to international fame in the 1980s, and has gone on to earn seven consecutive Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance.