My Bloody Roots: From Sepultura to Soulfly and beyond – The Autobiography by Max Cavalera with Joel McIver

[…] when I finally got around to reading My Bloody Roots, the story came full-circle. The book elaborates on many different aspects of Max’s life. It recounts not necessarily the life of a famous musician, but the life of an interesting man. […]

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Book Review: Scott Ian – I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax

‘I’m the Man’ depicts the struggles of a smart and brave metalhead, who knows exactly what he wants to do with his life and does everything in his power to make his dreams reality – even if he keeps falling flat on his face. At least he keeps learning from his mistakes and accomplishes what many only dream of. Scott Ian is the ultimate ‘Soldier of Metal’. […]

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Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business – By Gene Simmons (2014)

It is no mystery that Gene Simmons is a not only a great artist, but also a very smart business man. His latest book release “Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business” shares stories from Mr Simmons’s life and teaches readers how to be more like Mr Simmons in order to succeed in regard to branding oneself – which ultimately can lead to more success in business. […]

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Off the Rails: Aboard the Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz – By Rudy Sarzo (2008)

Reading books written by musicians and listening to their music while doing so is very enjoyable to me. Rudy Sarzo’s “Off the Rails: Aboard the Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz” gave me the opportunity to listen to Ozzy’s early 1980s catalogue in repeat while learning about the shenanigans of the early Ozzy tours. […]

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I Want My MTV: The Uncensored History of the Music Video Revolution (2011) [BOOK]

The Cinderella story of MTV is a case study all of us know by heart by know. Either by simply having been a MTV junky in the 80s or 90s or because we studied it in business school. Nevertheless, I found I Want My MTV: The Uncensored History of the Music Video Revolution by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum to be a tremendously captivating read. The interview-style recount of the story gave it a more VH1 Behind The Music character than simple documentary character, which in this case fits the concept perfectly. […]

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Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? by Steven Tyler (2011) [BOOK]

Steven Tyler released his autobiography Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? on May 3, 2011. It reached number two on The New York Times Best Seller List in the category “Hardcover Non-fiction” and was accompanied by the new single (It) Feels So Good, released May 10, 2011. […]

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Lemmy: White Line Fever [Book]

Lemmy Kilmister, the charismatic frontman of Motörhead, has had a very interesting career so far, but mostly it seems a miracle that he is still alive. Apparently, the excessive experimentation with different drugs led to a mystic change in his blood, which if given to an average human being could potentially end deadly. Well, this and many other stories are recounted in Lemmy: White Line Fever, his autobiography written with Janiss Garza and published in 2002. […]

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