Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway

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. In this candid autobiography, cherie currie—the original lead singer of ‘70s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways—powerfully recounts her years in the band, her friendship with guitarist Joan Jett, and her struggle with drugs.

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Living Like a Runaway: A Memoir

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Dey Street Books #ad - She was a bare-ass, leather-clad babe whose hair was bigger and whose guitar licks were hotter than any of the guys’. Hailed by elle as “one of the greatest female electric guitar players to ever pick up the instrument, Cherie Currie, ” Lita spurred the meteoric rise of Joan Jett, and the rest of the Runaways.

. Then followed more than a decade of silence and darkness—until rock and roll repaid the debt it owed this pioneer, helped Lita reclaim her soul, and restored the Queen of Metal to her throne. In 1975, lita ford left home at age sixteen to join the world’s first major all-female rock group, the Runaways—a “pioneering band” New York Times that became the subject of a Hollywood movie starring Kristen Stewart ad Dakota Fanning.

For lita, life as a woman in the male-dominated rock scene was never easy, a constant battle with the music establishment. Lita went on to become “heavy rock’s first female guitar hero” washington Post, Def Leppard, a platinum-selling solo star who shared the bill with the Ramones, Van Halen, Poison, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, and others and who gave Ozzy Osbourne his first Top 10 hit.

Her phenomenal talent on the fret board also carried her to tremendous individual success after the group’s 1979 disbandment, Jon Bon Jovi, when she established herself as a “legendary metal icon” Guitar World and a fixture of the 1980s music scene who held her own after hours with Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi to whom she was engaged, Eddie Van Halen, Motorhead’s Lemmy, and others.

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And yet, after a dramatic and emotional personal odyssey, Lita picked up her guitar and stormed back to the stage.

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Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways

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Da Capo Press #ad - The runaways busted down doors for every girl band that followed. Joan jett, sandy west, and bassists jackie fox and Vicky Blue were pre-punk bandits, Cherrie Currie, lead guitarist Lita Ford, fostering revolution girl style decades before that became a riot grrrl catchphrase. The story of the Runaways has never been told in its entirety.

Drawing on interviews with most of this seminal rock band's former members as well as controversial manager Kim Fowley, Queens of Noise will look beyond the lurid voyeuristic appeal of a sex-drugs-rock 'n' roll saga to give the band its place in musical, feminist, and cultural history. In four years the teenage members of the Runaways did what no other group of female rock musicians before them could: they released four albums for a major label and toured the world.

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Dancing with Myself

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An early architect of punk rock’s sound, billy idol remains, style, whose lip-curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into pop’s mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, and fury, to this day, a true rock ‘n’ roll icon. A survivor’s tale at its heart, this sometimes chilling and always riveting account of one man’s creative drive joining forces with unbridled human desire is unmistakably literary in its character and brave in its sheer willingness to tell.

I’m going on out a limb here, so watch my back. Billy Idol. Now, in his new york times bestselling autobiography, idol delivers an electric, “refreshingly honest” Daily News, Dancing with Myself, New York account of his journey to fame—from his early days as front man of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to the decadent life atop the dance-rock kingdom he ruled—delivered with the same in-your-face attitude and fire his fans have embraced for decades.

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With it, billy idol is destined to emerge as one of the great writers among his musical peers.

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Bad Reputation: The Unauthorized Biography of Joan Jett

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Backbeat Books #ad - And she has backed her reputation up with genuine star power, following the chart-topping "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" one of the most played '80s anthems of all time with "Crimson and Clover, " "Do You Wanna Touch Me, " and "I Hate Myself for Loving You" before the decade ended. It could have been the plot line for a movie or even a sitcom, but the Runaways, Jett's first band, made it happen, and Jett made it last.

Through its pages, a welter of exclusive interviews and observations paint what might well be the last great tale of rock hedonism, but one that comes with a twist in its tail. Book. Bad reputation is the unexpurgated story of joan Jett, one of the biggest-selling acts of the age, the single most exciting rocker of the American 1980s, and one of punk rock's most valued elder statespeeps.

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. The rockers are women, the groupies are guys.

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Could It Be Forever? My Story

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Headline #ad - Now, in his own words, this is a brutally frank account of those mindblowing days of stardom in which being David Cassidy played second fiddle to being Keith Partridge. And all thanks to a hit TV show called The Partridge Family. Doesn't include original photographic and illustrated material. He was bigger than Elvis.

Including stories of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll that explode the myth of Cassidy as squeaky clean, it's also the story of how to keep on living life and loving yourself when the fickle fans fall away. This ebook edition contains the full text version as per the book. He sold records the world over. In the seventies, when he was just 20 years old, David Cassidy achieved the sort of teen idol fame that is rarely seen.

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I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie

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Chicago Review Press #ad - The stylish, exuberant, and remarkably sweet confession of one of the most famous groupies of the 1960s and 70s is back in print in this new edition that includes an afterword on the author's last 15 years of adventures. Warm, and sexy, witty, this kiss-and-tell–all stands out as the perfect chronicle of one of rock 'n' roll's most thrilling eras.

Over the next 10 years she had affairs with mick jagger, and Jim Morrison, Jimmy Page, Chris Hillman, Noel Redding, Waylon Jennings, Keith Moon, among others. She traveled with led zeppelin; lived in sin with don Johnson; turned down a date with Elvis Presley; and was close friends with Robert Plant, Ray Davies, Gram Parsons, and Frank Zappa.

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Easy For You To Say

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Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book #ad - Easy for you to say is "stuttering" john melendez's memoir of his childhood being bullied in school for his stutter; his years as an on-air personality with The Howard Stern Show; and his subsequent ten-year career as a writer and on-air announcer for Jay Leno's Tonight Show. In the book, howard stern emerges as a surprisingly mean, stingy, and megalomaniacal boss—and Jay Leno as a seeming sufferer from OCD.

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Dirty Rocker Boys

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Gallery Books #ad - Step one: get high. After her tumultuous marriage to jani imploded, and her engagement to fast-living Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee ended in a drug haze—followed by his marriage later to Pamela Anderson—Bobbie decided it was time Hollywood’s hottest bachelors got a taste of their own medicine. No man was off limits as the fun-loving bombshell spiraled into excess, anger, and addiction.

Step two: get even. Bobbie survived the party—barely—and her riveting, drugs, cautionary comeback tale is filled with the wildest stories of sex, and rock and roll ever told. An uncensored hollywood tell-all filled with explicit tales of love, sex, and revenge from the video vixen made famous by Warrant’s rock anthem “Cherry Pie.

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But the wide-eyed louisiana beauty queen’s own dreams of making it big in Los Angeles were about to be derailed by her rock-and-roll lifestyle.

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Rock Monster: My Life with Joe Walsh

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Kristin casey pulls no punches, sharing gritty details with self-awareness, humor, and affection. At once envious, glamorous, debauched and disturbing, it’s her long and winding journey from life in the fast lane to sobriety and redemption. Set in the late-eighties and nineties, these are some of Walsh’s darkest years, from spiraling addiction to a stunning comeback with the Eagles’ Hell Freezes Over tour.

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My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs, and Guns N’ Roses

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