Can I Say

Author: Travis Barker
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062319442
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Travis Barker’s soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the renowned drummer’s art and his life, including the harrowing plane crash that nearly killed him and his traumatic road to recovery—a fascinating never-before-told-in-full story of personal reinvention grounded in musical salvation and fatherhood. After breaking out as the acclaimed drummer of the multiplatinum punk band Blink-182, everything changed for Travis Barker. But the dark side of rock stardom took its toll: his marriage, chronicled for an MTV reality show, fell apart. Constant touring concealed a serious drug addiction. A reckoning did not truly come until he was forced to face mortality: His life nearly ended in a horrifying plane crash, and then his close friend, collaborator, and fellow crash survivor DJ AM died of an overdose. In this blunt, driving memoir, Barker ruminates on rock stardom, fatherhood, death, loss, and redemption, sharing stories shaped by decades’ worth of hard-earned insights. His pulsating memoir is as energetic as his acclaimed beats. It brings to a close the first chapters of a well-lived life, inspiring readers to follow the rhythms of their own hearts and find meaning in their lives.

Can I Say

Author: Travis Barker
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780062319432
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Travis Barker’s soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the renowned drummer’s art and his life, including the harrowing plane crash that nearly killed him and his traumatic road to recovery—a fascinating never-before-told-in-full story of personal reinvention grounded in musical salvation and fatherhood. After breaking out as the acclaimed drummer of the multiplatinum punk band Blink-182, everything changed for Travis Barker. But the dark side of rock stardom took its toll: his marriage, chronicled for an MTV reality show, fell apart. Constant touring concealed a serious drug addiction. A reckoning did not truly come until he was forced to face mortality: His life nearly ended in a horrifying plane crash, and then his close friend, collaborator, and fellow crash survivor DJ AM died of an overdose. In this blunt, driving memoir, Barker ruminates on rock stardom, fatherhood, death, loss, and redemption, sharing stories shaped by decades’ worth of hard-earned insights. His pulsating memoir is as energetic as his acclaimed beats. It brings to a close the first chapters of a well-lived life, inspiring readers to follow the rhythms of their own hearts and find meaning in their lives.

Can I Say Living Large Cheating Death and Drums Drums Drums

Author: Travis Barker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780062439451
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Travis Barker's tattooed arms and frenetic drumming style are familiar to millions of kids who came of age at the turn of the millennium watching MTV. Blink-182, with their defiant pop-punk anthems and music videos featuring the band running naked down the street, never seemed to take themselves too seriously; but for a misfit from California, success brought a whole new world. Life as a rock star changed everything for Travis Barker, a kid who loved his life as a trash man in Laguna Beach, but followed his drumming talent and never looked back. Throughout the making of several successful albums with Blink-182, Barker made a name for himself as a virtuoso, superstar punk drummer by bringing his talents to various collaborations and side projects. Even as Barker broke out as a highly respected musician, the dark side of fame took its toll: his marriage, chronicled for an MTV reality show, fell apart, and throughout constant touring he concealed a drug addiction. But the true reckoning came when he was in a near fatal plane crash, necessitating a long, painful recovery, with his best friend and favorite collaborator DJ AM - who died tragically soon after. Years after Blink-182's youth anthem 'What's My Age Again?' propelled him to fame, and following a high-profile, life-altering tragedy, Barker's memoir will put an exclamation point on the first chapter of a well-lived life, inspiring readers to break out the equivalent of their own drum sticks and set to work on finding meaning in their own lives. Ruminating on rock stardom, fatherhood, mortality, loss, and redemption, Barker shares stories from decades of hard-earned perspective, cultivating a pop culture atmosphere with which Gen Y and those on the fringes will immediately identify. It will be the perfect summer read for fans of searingly honest music memoirs like Anthony Kiedis's SCAR TISSUE.

Blink 182

Author: Anne Hoppus
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780613492850
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents a behind-the-scenes look at the band, including their life on the road, videos, and backstage antics.

Professional Idiot

Author: Stephen Steve-O Glover
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401303811
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"It's mind-blowing to me how utterly far gone Steve-O was, and how he looks back on it in this book with such intelligence, humor, and searing honesty. What a truly unbelievable life." --Johnny Knoxville From his early days videotaping crazy skateboard stunts to starring in the Jackass movies, there was little that Stephen "Steve-O" Glover wouldn't do. Whether it was stapling his nutsack to his leg or diving into a pool full of elephant crap, almost nothing was out of bounds. As the stunts got crazier, his life kept pace. He developed a crippling addiction to drugs and alcohol, and an obsession with his own celebrity that proved nearly as dangerous. Only an intervention and a visit to a psychiatric ward saved his life. Today he has been clean and sober for more than three years. Professional Idiot recounts the lunacy, the debauchery, the stunts, the drug addiction, and the path to recovery with bravado, humor, and heart. "A great book to read before you get on the roller coaster to hell, if you plan on surviving to tell about it like Steve-O did." --Nikki Sixx, author of The Heroin Diaries "This is the perfect book for people who hate reading." --Tommy Lee, author of Tommyland The feedback I've gotten on Facebook and Twitter from those of you who've read this book has been fascinating, heartwarming, and hilarious. I'm happy to keep answering your questions on there, and I encourage more of you to join in the discussion. Hope to hear from you soon, and thank you all so much. Love, Steve-O

Last Night at the Viper Room

Author: Gavin Edwards
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780062313867
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Hollywood was built on beautiful and complicated matinee idols: James Dean and Marlon Brando are classic examples, but in the 1990s, the actor who embodied that archetype was River Phoenix. As the brightly colored 1980s wound down, a new crew of leading men began to appear on movie screens. Hailed for their acting prowess and admired for choosing meaty roles, actors such as Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Keanu Reeves, and Brad Pitt were soon rocketing toward stardom while an unknown Leonardo DiCaprio prepared to make his acting debut. River Phoenix, however, stood in front of the pack. Blessed with natural talent and fueled by integrity, Phoenix was admired by his peers and adored by his fans. More than just a pinup on teenage girls' walls, Phoenix was also a fervent defender of the environment and a vocal proponent of a vegan lifestyle--well on his way to becoming a symbol of his generation. At age eighteen, he received his first Oscar nomination. But behind his beautiful public face, there was a young man who had been raised in a cult by nonconformist parents, who was burdened with supporting his family from a young age, and who eventually succumbed to addiction, escaping into a maelstrom of drink and drugs. And then he was gone. After a dozen films, including Stand by Me and My Own Private Idaho, and with a seemingly limitless future, River Phoenix died of a drug overdose. He was twenty-three years old. In Last Night at the Viper Room, bestselling author and journalist Gavin Edwards toggles between the tragic events at the Viper Room in West Hollywood on Halloween 1993 and the story of an extraordinary life. Last Night at the Viper Room is part biography, part cultural history of the 1990s, and part celebration of River Phoenix, a Hollywood icon gone too soon. Full of interviews from his fellow actors, directors, friends, and family, Last Night at the Viper Room shows the role he played in creating the place of the actor in our modern culture and the impact his work still makes today.

NOFX

Author: NOFX
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306824787
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NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories is the first tell-all autobiography from one of the worldÕs most influential and controversial punk bands. Alongside hilarious anecdotes about pranks and drunkenness and teenage failuresÑfeaturing the trademark NOFX sense of humorÑthe book also shares the ugliness and horror the band members experienced on the road to becoming DIY millionaires. Fans and non-fans alike will be shocked by stories of murder, suicide, addiction, counterfeiting, riots, bondage, terminal illness, the Yakuza, and peeÉlots and lots of pee. Told by each of the band members (and two former members), NOFX looks back at more than thirty years of comedy, tragedy, and completely inexplicable success. Ê

Dreamseller

Author: Brandon Novak
Publisher: Citadel
ISBN: 0806532203
Format: PDF
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“Skate, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll!”—Kat Von D, LA Ink Forward by Tony Hawk Skateboarder and Jackass star Brandon Novak comes clean about his crazy rise to fame, tailspin into addiction, and other death-defying stunts on the road to recovery... At seven, Brandon was a skateboard prodigy. By the time he was fourteen, he was living the dream. Discovered by skate legends Bucky Lasek and Tony Hawk. Touring the U.S. with the elite Powell-Peralta team. Signing autographs and appearing in films and magazines. Brandon had it all. Then he got hooked on heroin. Soon the up-and-coming star was living a down-and-out life in a garage, begging for change, and hustling to score his next fix. He stole from his family and friends. He pushed the fantasy that everything was okay, that he was going to rehab, getting help, and getting better. But it was all a lie. This is the story of an addict—a dreamseller who stopped believing the lies he was selling and started believing in himself. With the help of his celebrity buddy Bam Margera of Jackass fame, Brandon joined the cast of MTV’s Viva La Bam and made an honest reach for sobriety. The road was hard, and he had some falls. But like any great skateboarder, Brandon Novak was always determined to get up again . . . “Entertaining, shocking, crazy, unimaginable.”—Bam Margera With 24 pages of photos

Blink 182

Author: Joe Shooman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781906191108
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Over the course of five studio albums, Blink-182 evolved into one of the most influential post-punk outfits in music. They split up in 2005 amidst tales of barbed acrimony. Then, in 2009, they shocked the world by announcing they were reforming. This book tells the story of the band.

Living Large

Author: Harold Mitchell
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 0522859437
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When Harold was sixteen, he secured a job at a Melbourne advertising agency just by virtue of having travelled the furthest for the interview. Living Large traces Mitchell's journey as media buyer inside several agencies to his brave decision to start in 1976 his own media-buying operation, a radical and, to the established agencies, highly unpopular move. Mitchell went on to become Australia's biggest media buyer. His business journey led to close friendships with the two Kerrys, Packer and Stokes, and a long relationship with the Packer family. His passion for the arts saw him experience some colourful moments with Gough Whitlam, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, Dudley Moore and folk singer Odetta. Living Large reveals Harold's loves: family, a great business deal, a brilliantly produced TV commercial, and dislikes: disloyalty, laziness and business yobbos, and presents guidance for young business executives trying to make it in the jungle. Part autobiography, part guidebook, Living Large gets into the mind of one of Australia's most intriguing business identities.