If are looking for wild tales of the Rock n Roll lifestyle, music biographies could be the way to go for you.
We will always hear about some of the bigger and more famous stories that do the rounds but having an artist tell their story always unearths some other interesting, and sometimes shocking exploits.
We will look at some of the most interesting music biographies that you might like to look out for or failing that just have a hunt about for your favourite artists and bands and see what else is already out there.
Cash by Johnny Cash
The success of the Johnny Cash biopic ‘Walk the Line’ in 2006, just 3 years after the death of the legendary country singer goes to show just how popular he was and remains to this day.
Selling over 90 million records, Johnny Cash led a very interesting life and this autobiography gives you a fascinating glimpse into it.
A great read and a must for any Cash fans out there.
Yes I Can by Sammy Davis Jr.
A career in film, music and TV as well as his famous Rat Pack years, Sammy Davis Jr. had some stories to tell.
As well as dealing with the racism he suffered, it also charts his rise and work ethic that helped him reach the top.
Life by Keith Richards
You only have to look at his face to know he has lived his life. The stories behind that life are all in this book from the deaths of friends to the drugs and, of course, the success of his music.
Slash by Slash
As far as rock in the 80’s goes, Slash was at the top of that tree. It was a decade of decadence and this book opens the can on everything that went down.
Dear Boy: The Life of Keith Moon
Perhaps the ultimate wild man of rock, Keith Moon was an enigma and his story is a great one. Keith Moon was only 32 when he died but in that short life he lived it to the max, if you want to read the ultimate rock story, this is it.
These are some of the best rock biographies but there are plenty of other great books out there by people whose exploits might surprise you. Depending on when you grew up, certain biographies might bring back the memories of the era for you or shed light on a scene that you were too young to remember.
If you are a music fan it is great to find out a bit more about what went on behind the scenes with some of the most famous bands and musicians around.