We’re stuck at home for a while, so why not use the downtime to catch up on some great rock ‘n’ roll books?
Here are five rock books and memoirs to put on your must-read list while staying in.
Acid for the Children
Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea reflects on his childhood with in new memoir, “Acid for the Children.” In the book, he talks about everything from moving to the U.S. from Australia to his relationship with Anthony Kiedis to how he found music.
A Perfect Union of Contrary Things
Maynard James Keenan is about as mysterious as it gets, but he gives fans an intimate look at his life in “A Perfect Union of Contrary Things,” co-written by Sarah Jensen, a friend of 30 years. The book discusses his early days in the Michigan, his time in the Army and, of course, getting into music.
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has lived the kind of rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle that most of us could hardly even imagine. Well, we do have an inside view at Richards’ world with “Life,” a memoir written by Richards and journalist James Fox. The book covers his love for music, relationship with Mick Jagger, problems with drugs, relationships with women and more.
Murder In The Front Row
San Francisco’s Brian Lew and Harald Oimoen tell the glorious tale of thrash in “Murder In the Front Row.” The book, which is jam-packed with vibrant photos, chronicles the history of the Bay Area thrash metal scene, with rare pics of Metallica, Slayer and more.
Everybody Loves Our Town
If you’re a grunge fan, then hopefully you have “Everybody Loves Our Town” on your radar. The book, penned by Mark Yarm, features commentary from musicians, radio hosts, fanzine music journalists and more who were active during the early-’90s grunge explosion. They each have their colorful stories and memories to share.