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

By Stephen Pearcy, Sam Benjamin

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Format: Hardcover, 309 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 May 2013
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In the mid-1980s, Ratt, alongside Motley Crue, Poison, and Quiet Riot, were laying down the riffs and unleashing the scissor kicks that would herald the arrival of music's most flamboyantly debauched era. Now with Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll, Ratt frontman and chief rabble-rouser Stephen Pearcy divulges all the dirty details of the era when big-haired bands ruled the world. Stephen was primed for a life of excess from an early age-his father died of a heroin overdose when he was twelve, and by the age of fifteen, Stephen was himself a drug addict. When Stephen met the thrill-seeking Robbin Crosby, he knew he'd found his perfect partner in crime-both in music and partying. Ratt's 1984 debut single, "Round and Round," became one of the top-selling metal songs of all time, but it was the band's off-stage escapades that were the stuff of legend. "Our tour bus is like our pirate ship, it's where we rape and pillage," said Pearcy in 1987. Now Pearcy's memoir reveals all the rock star excess-the partying, the women, the $2,000-a-day drug habits-letting fans see into this harrowing hair-metal lifestyle and what it's really like behind the scenes when you're a rock star.

About the Author

As the founder, lead singer and songwriter of the popular rock band RATT, Stephen Pearcy 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.

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"Very funny and loaded with tales of [Stephen's] many sexual conquests, funny stories about his bandmates, other musical contemporaries of his era and some very unusual first encounters with many of them." -- Robert Scales * They Will Rock You.com *

EAN: 9781451694567
ISBN: 1451694563
Publisher: Gallery Books
Dimensions: 23.11 x 16 x 3.56 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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