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I'm in the mood to read(very rare) so I decided to go buy a book relating to rock in some way. Be it a biography, autobiography, whatever. Any recomendations(sp?)??

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I read Anthony Kedis' Autobiography, Scar Tissue, over the summer & i like it a lot. Theres plenty of good stuff in it about being a rock star, relationships, addiction, etc. You dont have to be a RHCP fan to like it either (But if you are its even better, since he goes into stuff about the other guys in the band, and especiall about making the different albums and writing songs).
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I read Anthony Kedis' Autobiography, Scar Tissue, over the summer & i like it a lot. Theres plenty of good stuff in it about being a rock star, relationships, addiction, etc. You dont have to be a RHCP fan to like it either (But if you are its even better, since he goes into stuff about the other guys in the band, and especiall about making the different albums and writing songs).

Yeah, I was thinking about getting that (I am a RHCP fan btw) or a Hendrix bio.
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Sorry for the double post but at the time I made this thread the pit was consumed in all the "wtf is going threads" so I haven't gotten many responses.

Well I went and bought Scar Tissue and so far I like it alot. Anthony Keidis has had such a crazy life and I am at around the part where he is about 13 years old. So I guess I haven't read the worst of it yet.

What other good books relating to music are out there?
#6
Life, Death,Legend-Jim Morrison biographpy is really good
Rip it Up and Start Again-a book on post punk sucks but if you love the genre it's interesting..

#7
room full of mirrors- by Charles R Cross. its a bio on jimi hendrix that i liked.
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Kurt Cobain's Journal things are pretty nifty, but some of em are disturbing... not really a book though.
Umm... and his biography, he led an interesting (but short) life.
#9
Ian Christe's Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal.

Clinton Heylin's Behind the Shades.

First one's a bout emtal, the second one's about Bob Dylan.

Both interesting if you're into that kind of stuff, but yeah, I would highly recommend Scar Tissue.
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You should look up Ian Christe. I've got his book; "Sound of the Beast: A Headbanging History of Heavy Metal" and it's awesome. Covers the early 70's to 2003 heavy metal wise.

Maybe more general than what you might be looking for, but whatever.

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Our Band Could Be Your Life - Probably the most important rock related book you could read to open up all sorts of windows.
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Our Band Could Be Your Life - Probably the most important rock related book you could read to open up all sorts of windows.

i've been trying to find that, but no luck so i'm gonna order it off Amazon.

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some good books ive found are

Killing Youself To Live- By Chuck Klosterman (Dude goes in search of spots of famous musicans graves while dealing with his own life at the same time)

Fargo rock city- same as above (His growing up and discovering of 80's metal)

really good books
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The Dirt - Motley Crue
or Scar tissue...

I remember i saw a guy on a bus that i was on reading scar tissue and i shouted to my friend ''it put me on a downer when i read the end of scar tissue and found out that flea died from a heroin overdose" the look on his face was priceless.
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Les Claypool wrote a book called South of the Pumphouse
i never heard anything about it, but i want to check it out sometime
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A History of Geology

EDIT: Whoops, disregard that
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Stairway to heaven, led zeppelin uncut and uncensored (or something like that) ~ Richard Cole (the band's road manager)

Heaver than Heaven (about Kurt Cobain) ~ Charles Cross (who i saw was mentioned previously)
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I remember i saw a guy on a bus that i was on reading scar tissue and i shouted to my friend ''it put me on a downer when i read the end of scar tissue and found out that flea died from a heroin overdose" the look on his face was priceless.


LMAO

Glad your enjoying Scar Tissue, Masamune. Just wait until he really gets going. lol
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Les Claypool wrote a book called South of the Pumphouse
i never heard anything about it, but i want to check it out sometime

I own it. I haven't read it yet, but it's not rock related. It's a mystery book I believe, and supposed to be pretty good.
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High Fidelity by Nick Horner (I think that's the author's name)

It's not really about musicians, but it's about a guy who owns a record store and he loves music, so it's ought to do you. And the movie's great, check that out too.
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Caught In the Crossfire
its about stevie ray vaughan. I read it in 2 days I was so hooked.
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about a diy punk band in the 70's / 80's. fairly interesting.

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I read the title and thought you wanted to read about rocks. I thought you must be a very interesting person.
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#28
scar tissue is the most entertaining bio i have ever read, i highly reccomend that...

EDIT: looks like you already got it... great book huh?
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The band that time forgot if you like GN'R.
The Dirt? Mötley Crüe
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Check out "Zeppelin: Unledded". Written mostly by their American road manager, Richard Cole. Very interesting read. Otherwise, "Chronicles, Vol. 1", Bob Dylan's autobiography.
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Check out "Zeppelin: Unledded". Written mostly by their American road manager, Richard Cole. Very interesting read. Otherwise, "Chronicles, Vol. 1", Bob Dylan's autobiography.


yeah Chronicles is fantastic.

if you like led zep check out Whole Lotta Led as well, written by 2 fans.