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Monday Reading: Five Metal Autobiographies

Have you always wanted to know the deepest secrets of your favourite metal musicians? Here are five highly-rated autobiographies. If you have a favourite metal musician’s autobiography, feel free to tell me about it in the comments!

1) Motley Crue: The Dirt – Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil, and Nikki Sixx

From the band’s beginnings in a cockroach and rat infested house through their rise in success, read the iconic metal band’s confessions. Learn about tours, friendships, substance abuse, and women right from the musicians themselves. Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil, and Nikki Sixx team up with New York Times music writer Neil Strauss to tell the story of Motley Crue.

2) White Line Fever – Lemmy Kilmister

Although Lemmy passed away late last year, he managed to write an autobiography before his untimely passing. White Line Fever is Lemmy’s story from his early life to his success with Motörhead in his own words. After Lemmy’s death, the book has been completely updated as a tribute to the music legend.

3) I Am Ozzy – Ozzy Osbourne

Have you always wanted an in-depth and behind the scenes look at Ozzy’s life before The Osbournes? If so, this autobiography is for you. Learn all about Ozzy’s life from his childhood to present day right from the man himself.

4) Official Truth, 101 Proof – Rex Brown

This autobiography has been described as a “warts and all look” at Rex Brown’s journey from small town Texas to filling arenas while play with Pantera. Not only are there colourful and informative stories about the band, Brown also tells of his struggles with alcohol and drug addiction.

5) Death Punch’d – Jeremy Spencer

Want a look into a huge metal band of the past decade? Five Finger Death Punch co-founder Jeremy Spencer has got you covered. He gives an intriguing inside account of the rock ‘n roll lifestyle from the wild highs to the frightening lows. Along with stories of the band, Spencer adds his own personal anecdotes about addiction and recovery.

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