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Ben Higgins
post Mar 7 2012, 02:11 PM
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Hey Guys.. what are the best books related to bands or written by musicians you've ever read ?

For me, the 2 must read books are:

I am Ozzy - Ozzy Osbourne (Possibly the funniest, least boring and surprising muso book there is)
Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden (One of the most inspiring and interesting books about a band.. also helps to understand the necessary mindset for being a leader like Steve Harris)

I'm currently reading Iron Man - Tony Iommi at the moment smile.gif

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post Mar 7 2012, 03:54 PM
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I really enjoyed Slash by Slash..
It's really interesting to know how the band raised from the underground to the top is a very short period of time and the effect that it had in his members. It's also cool to know all the variations and situations that took place before having the first album line up as well as the details on how they wrote their best songs.


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post Mar 7 2012, 04:01 PM
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Ashley Khan's:

A Love supreme: the story of John Coltrane's Signature Album

and

Kind of Blue: The making of Miles Davis Masterpiece.

Whilst both are more about the specific ground breaking albums both none the less give a lot of insight in to Coltrane and Davis as musicians and what drove them at those specific times. Also, and arguably unlike some music books, both are well written.


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post Mar 7 2012, 04:48 PM
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I also liked Slash by Slash

Hickory Wind: Life and Times of Gram Parsons

Keith Richards: Satisfaction


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post Mar 8 2012, 01:06 AM
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I recently read 'the heroin diaries' by Nikki Sixx. I really liked it. it was well written and the mixture of diary style entries and explanations written in retrospect worked really well.
Some parts of the book were absolutely insane! I was a big crue fan back in the day and didnt realise at the time just how messed up Nikki Sixx really was.


QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Mar 7 2012, 01:11 PM) *
I am Ozzy - Ozzy Osbourne (Possibly the funniest, least boring and surprising muso book there is)

The ozzy one does sound good. That one's on my 'to read' list biggrin.gif


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post Mar 8 2012, 08:38 AM
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I enjoyed Slash by Slash as well and I am currently planning on reading Keith Richard's biography, which is sitting here on my desk waiting for me to open it tongue.gif


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post Mar 8 2012, 11:29 AM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Mar 8 2012, 12:06 AM) *
I recently read 'the heroin diaries' by Nikki Sixx. I really liked it. it was well written and the mixture of diary style entries and explanations written in retrospect worked really well.
Some parts of the book were absolutely insane! I was a big crue fan back in the day and didnt realise at the time just how messed up Nikki Sixx really was.



The ozzy one does sound good. That one's on my 'to read' list biggrin.gif


I haven't read that one but I have read The Dirt, which is just unbelievable !

Yes, you must get the Ozzy book... I nearly soiled myself many times by laughing at things in it laugh.gif


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post Mar 8 2012, 12:58 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Mar 8 2012, 10:29 AM) *
I nearly soiled myself many times by laughing at things in it laugh.gif

Im off to Amazon! biggrin.gif



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post Mar 8 2012, 03:28 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Mar 8 2012, 11:58 AM) *
Im off to Amazon! biggrin.gif


The soiling part sounds so British biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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