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Not Dead & Not for Sale: The Earthling Papers, a Memoir

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The instant New York Times bestseller: the lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver delivers an exhilarating memoir of scaling the pinnacle of rock stardom, plunging into the chasm of addiction and incarceration, and then clawing his way back to the top again and again.

In the early 1990s, Stone Temple Pilots—not U2, not Nirvana, not Pearl Jam—was the hottest band in the world. STP surpassed such megabands as Aerosmith and Motley Crue on MTV and the Billboard charts. Lead singer Scott Weiland became an iconic frontman in the tradition of Mick Jagger, Ozzy Osbourne, and Robert Plant.

     Then, when the band imploded, it was Weiland who emerged as the emblem of rock star excess, with his well-publicized drug busts and trips to rehab. Weiland has since made a series of stunning comebacks, leading the Velvet Revolver, releasing solo work, and, most recently, reuniting with Stone Temple Pilots. He still struggles with addiction, but he has prevailed as a loving, dedicated father, as well as a business-savvy artist whose well of creativity is far from empty.

     Weiland’s memoir explores his early years as an altar boy right along with his first experiences with sex and drugs. Weiland discusses his complex relationships with his parents, stepfather, siblings, and the love of his life, Mary Forsberg Weiland. Readers learn the fascinating stories behind his most wellknown songs and what it was like to come of age musically in the grunge phenomenon. Not Dead & Not for Sale is a hard rock memoir to be reckoned with—a passionate, insightful, and at times humorous book that reads with extraordinary narrative force.

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In the early 1990s, Stone Temple Pilotsand#8212;not U2, not Nirvana, not Pearl Jamand#8212;was the hottest band in the world. STP toppled such megabands as Aerosmith and Guns Nand#8217; Roses on MTV and the andlt;Iandgt;Billboard andlt;/Iandgt;charts. Lead singer Scott Weiland became an iconic front man in the tradition of Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Robert Plant. Then, when STP imploded, it was Weiland who emerged as the emblem of rock star excess, with his well-publicized drug busts and trips to rehab. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Weiland has since made a series of stunning comebacks, fronting the supergroup Velvet Revolver, releasing solo work, and reuniting with Stone Temple Pilots. He has prevailed as a loving, dedicated father, as well as a business-savvy artist whose well of creativity is far from empty. andlt;Iandgt;Not Dead andamp; Not for Sale andlt;/Iandgt;is a hard rock memoir to be reckoned withand#8212;a passionate, insightful, and at times humorous book that reads with extraordinary narrative force.

About the Author

David Ritz has collaborated on the autobiographies of everyone from Aretha Franklin to Ray Charles. This is his first attempt at sacred writing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743297172
Author:
Weiland, Scott
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
With:
Ritz, David
Author:
Ritz, David
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b-w art t-o
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
223.837 x 144.462 x 20.32 mm 356.07 gr

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"Synopsis" by , In the early 1990s, Stone Temple Pilotsand#8212;not U2, not Nirvana, not Pearl Jamand#8212;was the hottest band in the world. STP toppled such megabands as Aerosmith and Guns Nand#8217; Roses on MTV and the andlt;Iandgt;Billboard andlt;/Iandgt;charts. Lead singer Scott Weiland became an iconic front man in the tradition of Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Robert Plant. Then, when STP imploded, it was Weiland who emerged as the emblem of rock star excess, with his well-publicized drug busts and trips to rehab. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Weiland has since made a series of stunning comebacks, fronting the supergroup Velvet Revolver, releasing solo work, and reuniting with Stone Temple Pilots. He has prevailed as a loving, dedicated father, as well as a business-savvy artist whose well of creativity is far from empty. andlt;Iandgt;Not Dead andamp; Not for Sale andlt;/Iandgt;is a hard rock memoir to be reckoned withand#8212;a passionate, insightful, and at times humorous book that reads with extraordinary narrative force.
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