More Rock Non-Fiction!


Holy schmoley, are you ready for this onslaught that I’ve been too lazy to tell you about?

Lazy? Really?

Well, okay. Prioritizing my own fiction over someone else’s non-fiction. How’s THAT?

First off… Steven Adler. Remember him, the drummer who got himself pitched out of Guns ‘n Roses ’cause his drug use was too intense for even the members of Guns ‘n Roses? Well, his MOM has written a memoir now, all about being the mom to an addict. Okay, an addict who happened to know Axl before he went off the deep end. If there ever WAS such a time.

I can’t find a link to the book; it’s not scheduled for release until November (according to the press release that’s been sitting in an open tab for months, anyway), but Steven himself wrote a memoir that came out last year. Why didn’t I drool over this a year ago? What’s wrong with me?

Here’s another one in the “What’s wrong with me?” category. Get ready to laugh and snicker. This isn’t even something I’d consider a guilty pleasure, but damn if I don’t want to see it.

Europe is putting out “a special edition 140-page coffee-table book, with pictures following the band on their latest continental tour, as seen through the lens of legendary rock photographer Denis O’Regan!”

Okay, so I don’t need the deluxe version with the live CD. I’m just not that big of a fan of Europe. It’s the pictures I want here, folks. The details of a live show… those are what fuels my writing and my imagination (well, that and Metallica in large doses).

Hunh. No buy link for that, either. Am I finding esoteric stuff today, or WHAT? Maybe it’s that this won’t be released until August. Who knows?

Okay… moving on…

Here’s the headline that caught my eye: Former DEEP PURPLE / RAINBOW Tour Manager Colin Hart To Issue New Book In September” (here’s the link so it’s fully cited and not stolen or anything). The wording of the article is weird; it implies that the book was first released in a language other than English. Of course, you know I want the deluxe version with its “80 pages of photos and memorabilia from Colin’s collection including reproduction of tour itineraries, faxes, letters and more. ”

Yeah. SO up my alley… And you wonder where I get my research???

Of course, if I’d ever actually get my hands on these books — review copies are beautiful things — more research would be happening, more inspiration would be happening, and then more writing would be happening, too. See how that works?



  1. Alice Audrey

    June 22, 2011 4:37 pm

    I don’t know, but you might actually have to buy that last one. Hey, it’s tax deductible, you know.

  2. susan

    June 22, 2011 6:31 pm

    I just might. You’re right. (Whee! A rhyme!)

  3. Mari Juniper

    June 27, 2011 11:19 am

    Hey there, Susan! I sent you a couple of emails a while ago.. Is everything okay up there?

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