I love to read books written by rock stars. Many famous rock stars have written their own memoirs (or autobiographies) over the years. Rock stars writing their own memoirs is becoming quite a huge trend in the music industry. I have read lots of rock star memoirs. I’ve read books by Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Gregg Allman, Sammy Hagar, Ace Frehley, Dave Mustaine, Ozzy, Tony Iommi, Dee Snider, Pete Townshend, Joey Ramone, etc.
Today, I have just purchased Billy Idol’s new memoir, “Dancing With Myself” for the Ipad in Ibooks. I have been a long time fan of Billy Idol and have been interested in reading his book for a long time. I’m interested in reading his story so I can’t wait to start reading his book soon.
I like reading rock memoirs ’cause they’re simply put, interesting to read. I like to learn the history of their life and career. That’s what they’re for pretty much. It’s an opportunity to get to know them better. Even if you have never met these guys in person, you feel like you already know them but you wanna know more so you read their books. I think it’s important for every music lover in America to read these books. If you really wanna become a big time music expert, you should read all this stuff ’cause it’s good research material.
I think their stories deserve to be told ’cause we get an idea of how they became rock stars and why they do what they do. All that stuff.
There are still plenty of other rock star memoirs out there that I still need to read that I haven’t gotten to yet but will soon. I still need to read Joe Satriani’s book, “Strange Beautiful Music”… gotta get that one at some point.
I think another reason why these guys write their own books is ’cause they want to give you a reality check of what the music industry is really like. Is the music industry always fun and positive as it looks? Not always. There’s going to be ups and downs in the music industry. Being a famous rock star isn’t always fun as it looks.
I can’t wait to start reading Billy Idol’s book. Not gonna read it now ’cause I’m reading a different book about Led Zeppelin (a book NOT written by the band, a book written by Mick Wall).
This is becoming a trend ’cause we’re at the point where all the iconic rock stars from the past are aging and they’ve achieved all that they needed to do so they feel that their story needed to be told. They don’t write these books for the money at all.
I hope more rock stars continue to write them. I wish James Hetfield would write his story ’cause that would be interesting. I also would like David Bowie to write his book (I did read somewhere that he is doing one).
I just enjoy reading them. They can be pretty informative when you want to learn about music.