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Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll: My Life in Rock

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The jaw-dropping tell-all from the lead singer of 1980s supergroup Rattand#8212;and the dirty details of the riotous era when big-haired bands ruled the world.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;Stephen Pearcy was a scrawny, horny, thrill-seeking teenager with an electric guitar who had graduated from backyard parties in San Diego to half-empty dives in Los Angeles before he and his band broke through at Whiskey a Go Go. Cranking out metal just as metal got hot, Ratt was the perfect band at the perfect time, and their hit single and#8220;Round and Roundand#8221; became a top-selling anthem. The bigger Ratt got, the more excessive they became. There was nothing these guys wouldnand#8217;t snort, drink, bed, or break. And the fans were just as bad, as husbands and mothers offered up nubile wives and daughters as tribute to their rock and#8217;nand#8217; roll idols.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;On a journey that could happen only in America, Pearcy met everyone from Michael Jackson to Drew Barrymore to Rodney Dangerfield. His infamous partner-in-crime, Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby, a blond Viking with an unsurpassed appetite for drugs and women, cuts a towering and tragic figure throughout.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;As Ratt scrambled up a wall of fame and wealth, they experienced the gut-wrenching free fall that marked the beginning of the end. Pearcy offers a stunningly honest self-portrait of a man running on the fumes of ambition and loneliness as the party crashed. His rock and#8217;nand#8217; roll confessional, by turns incredible, hilarious, and lyrical, is a story of survivaland#8212;and a search for the things that matter most.

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Women. Spandex. Drugs. Hair spray. . . . Welcome to heavy metal rock and#8217;nand#8217; roll, circa 1980, when all you needed was the right look, burning ambition, and a chance. Cranking out metal just as metal got hot, Ratt was the perfect band at the perfect time, and their hit single and#8220;Round and Roundand#8221; became a top-selling anthem. The bigger Ratt got, the more excessive lead singer Stephen Pearcy and his and#8220;pussy piratesand#8221; became. There was nothing these guys wouldnand#8217;t snort, drink, bed, or break. But as Ratt scrambled up a wall of fame and wealth, so they experienced a gut-wrenching free fall. Pearcyand#8217;s stunningly honest rock and#8217;nand#8217; roll confessional, by turns incredible, hilarious, and lyrical, is more than a story of survivaland#8212;itand#8217;s a search for the things that matter most.

About the Author

Stephen Pearcy, founder, lead singer and songwriter of the popular rock band Ratt, led his band to critical praise and multi-platinum success. Formed in Los Angeles in 1982 from the remains of his band Mickey Ratt, Ratt was known for their flamboyant appearance and rebellious attitude. Pearcy currently lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451694581
Author:
Pearcy, Stephen
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Author:
Benjamin, Sam
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page 4C Insert
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
228.6 x 152.4 mm

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Heavy Metal
Biography » Composers and Musicians
Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts
Biography » General
Biography » Rich and Famous

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Product details 320 pages Gallery Books - English 9781451694581 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Women. Spandex. Drugs. Hair spray. . . . Welcome to heavy metal rock and#8217;nand#8217; roll, circa 1980, when all you needed was the right look, burning ambition, and a chance. Cranking out metal just as metal got hot, Ratt was the perfect band at the perfect time, and their hit single and#8220;Round and Roundand#8221; became a top-selling anthem. The bigger Ratt got, the more excessive lead singer Stephen Pearcy and his and#8220;pussy piratesand#8221; became. There was nothing these guys wouldnand#8217;t snort, drink, bed, or break. But as Ratt scrambled up a wall of fame and wealth, so they experienced a gut-wrenching free fall. Pearcyand#8217;s stunningly honest rock and#8217;nand#8217; roll confessional, by turns incredible, hilarious, and lyrical, is more than a story of survivaland#8212;itand#8217;s a search for the things that matter most.
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