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Desperation No. 5 - Scott Weiland

Desperation No. 5

By: Scott Weiland, David Ritz (As told to)

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Published: February 2010
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In the early 1990s, Stone Temple Pilots—not U2, not Nirvana, not Pearl Jam— was the hottest band in the world. STP toppled such mega-bands as Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses on MTV and the Billboard charts. Lead singer Scott Weiland became an iconic front man in the tradition of Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Robert Plant.

Then, when STP imploded, it was Weiland who emerged as the emblem of rock star excess, with his well-publicized drug busts and trips to rehab. Weiland has since made a series of stunning comebacks, fronting the supergroup Velvet Revolver, releasing solo work, and, most recently, reuniting with Stone Temple Pilots. He still struggles with the bottle, but he has prevailed as a loving, dedicated father, as well as a business-savvy artist whose well of creativity is far from empty.

These earthling papers explore Weiland’s early years as an altar boy right along with his first experiences with sex and drugs. Weiland discusses his complex relationships with his parents, stepfather, siblings, and the love of his life, Mary Forsberg Weiland. Readers learn the fascinating stories behind his most well-known songs and what it was like to be there at the beginning of the grunge phenomenon, as Rolling Stone proclaimed on its cover: “the year punk broke.” Not Dead & Not for Sale is a hard rock memoir to be reckoned with—a passionate, insightful, and at times humorous book that reads with extraordinary narrative force.

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3.0

if he sung it - it would sell better

By jade the jewel

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Pros

  • Easy To Read

Cons

  • Not What I Expected

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Insightful info where the lyrics comes from but a lot of pages of drawings which tricks the reader into thinking you are in for a real in-depth story

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"Fascinating . . . Weiland's story isn't over, but the four decades' worth of material he crams into "Not Dead & Not for Sale" makes for a compelling and worthwhile read." --"Associated Press"

ISBN: 9780743297172
ISBN-10: 0743297172
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: February 2010
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.4  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.37