Last week, Lesser Gods teamed up with Noisey to give fans an exclusive look at Chapter 6 and photos found inside the text. Photos include Hetfield with the Scorpions and Michael Schenker, Hetfield outside the Metallica Mansion on Carlson Boulevard, and Hetfield with some friends at Kirk Hammett’s bachelor party. Check it out HERE.
Posts Tagged ‘Books’
Tags: Books, Czech Republic, D. Randall Blythe, Da Capo Press, Dark Days, Lamb of God, Memoirs, Pankrac Prison, Prague, Randy Blythe
Review by Greg Maki
On May 24, 2010, American metal band Lamb of God played a show at a small club called Abaton in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. It was a chaotic scene, even by the standards of this act’s extreme genre. The stage was barely large enough to accommodate the band and its equipment; security either was nonexistent or not doing its job; the barricade flush with the stage, providing no separation between the band and the crowd; and with nothing and no one to stop them, fans were free to climb onto the stage—and there was no way of knowing what their intentions might be. One of those fans, a 19-year-old man named Daniel, either leapt or was pushed from the stage, hit his head and died a month later.
Lamb of God frontman D. Randall Blythe, better known as Randy, was accused of the push that caused the fatal injury. More than two years later, when the band returned to Prague for the first time since that night, Czech police officers were waiting to arrest Blythe at the airport. The charge: manslaughter: The penalty if found guilty: five to 10 years imprisonment. (more…)
Tags: Book reviews, Books, Christianity, Flyleaf, How I Discovered a Life Worth Living, Lacey Sturm, Revelations of Rock Princess, The Reason
One of the two subtitles of former Flyleaf singer Lacey Sturm’s autobiography, The Reason, is Revelations of a Rock Princess, which is a bit ironic considering the book deals little with the band with which she sold millions of albums and toured the world. This is Sturm’s story, not the band’s, and music is only one part of it—and a fairly small one at that. (more…)
Tags: Addiction, Books, Death Punch'd, Five Finger Death Punch, Jeremy Spencer, NAADAC, Recovery
LAS VEGAS — Five Finger Death Punch co-founder and drummer Jeremy Spencer and publisher HarperCollins have announced a Sept. 2 release date for Spencer’s autobiography Death Punch’d — Surviving Five Finger Death Punch’s Metal Mayhem. Spencer’s personal journey through the wild highs and terrifying lows of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle is told with candor, redemption and enlightenment. The first-time author offers a tale of music, addiction and recovery, revealing the path that served as a catalyst to make him the man he is today. Revolver has premiered a video teaser Spencer produced which can be screened here: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/death-punchd-a-book-by-five-finger-death-punch-drummer-jeremy-spencer-exclusive-video-trailer.html. (more…)
Tags: Books, D.J. Ashba, drugs, Heroin, James Michael, Life is Beautiful, Motley Crue, Nikki Sixx, Sixx:A.M., The Heroin Diaries
Review by Greg Maki
The debauchery of Mötley Crüe is the stuff of legend, immortalized in an unforgettable episode of VH1’s Behind the Music and the band’s outrageous memoir, The Dirt. Everyone knows about Tommy Lee’s love life and legal issues, Vince Neil’s fatal car crash and Mick Mars’ near-crippling illness. They also know about Nikki Sixx’s heroin overdose. Most laugh it off as Sixx continues the story of how he hitchhiked home from the hospital, cooked up an even larger shot of heroin and woke up the next day with the needle still in his arm. But there’s nothing funny about that.
Sixx has chronicled the year leading up to that incident in his new book, The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star. He also has recruited two of his recent songwriting partners, James Michael and former Beautiful Creatures guitarist D.J. Ashba, to form a new band, Sixx:A.M., and record a soundtrack to the book. (more…)