Rock’n’roll was never far away from its fair share of controversies. Here is a list of memoirs that define the enigmatic genre to its entirety.
Rock music came to the forefront in the 40s and through the years became synonymous with the name rock’n’roll. The term was initially a product of contemporary zeitgeist, but spawned into something similar to a religion. Needless to say, the genre was notorious for its rampant drug abuse, reckless sexual behavior and invigorating music. Rock music scene, in all its glory, is better seen through the eyes of rock’s proud sons.
Skid Row – the glam metal pioneers, were one of the most influential acts of the 90s. In addition to that, the band was notorious for their off stage antics too. Frontman Sebastian Bach in his 18 and Life on Skid Row comes clean with his side of the story, holding nothing back. Besides, isn’t that what rock is all about? Tell it like it is!
Speaking of metal, Ozzy Osbourne is a name that goes hand in hand with the sub-genre. Ozzy, for starters, took the genre to its zenith in the 70s. Biting the head off a bat on stage was perhaps Ozzy’s way of doing things back then. Ozzy’s memoir – I Am Ozzy, a tempestuous life story that puts any rocker’s misdemeanors to eternal shame.
Guardian mentions Van Halen singer David Lee Roth’s memoir, Crazy From the Heat, which is perhaps the epitome of what rock was all about in the 70s in US. David Lee Roth accounts what it was like being in the golden age of the rock scene in a glorifying manner. Not to mention, sharing the stage with the likes of Van Halen himself.
Human element is why we all listen to music from the 70s & before mainly. & why the music today doesn't hit as hard. Producers don't get it https://t.co/nmMR9GlSwb
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) January 3, 2017
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine is a messiah of thrash metal today, to tell the truth. Battling addiction and through thick and thin of thrash scene, he fought his way back into the foray of rock’n’roll. The Metallica rejection and his resoluteness paved way for decades of mind-blowing riffs and second-to-none solos. His ‘A Life in Metal‘ is a tell all about his exploits.
Alice Cooper’s Golf Monster is the rocker’s anecdote on his musical career culminating to a Golf passion. Guns N’ Roses’ Slash, on the other hand, writes an excessive but gospel truth about his savage life in the rock scene. His eponymous memoir is the reason why sex and drugs are associated with rock, such is its brutality. Long live Rock and Roll!