(Gibson) If you don't actually listen and play music 24/7, you'll be able to read more about music this fall with Lita Ford, Joy Division/New Order's Bernard Sumner and Anthrax's Scott Ian all releasing autobiographies.
Lita Ford's Living Like A Runaway: A Memoir is out in November. The 320-page hardcover book promises to be revealing. Ford says, "It's an autobiography about my life, the paths I've taken, all the different musical eras. It covers everything really, from me growing up, to The Runaways and Lita, and all the things I've been through and experiences I've had."
Joy Division/New Order's Bernard Sumner has also written a book, Chapter and Verse. This is out September 25. It could be explosive as ex-Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook's book caused controversy. New Order are planning a new album for 2015, their first without any Peter Hook input.
And Anthrax's Scott Ian will publish I'm The Man: The Official Story Of Anthrax in October. Scott Ian says, "What makes mine different is that it doesn't take the usual story arc that most of these rock/metal biographies and autobiographies do. That arc is usually the rise to fame, the fame, the crash and burn and then some sort of redemption. I don't have that story arc. I don't know what you would call my story genre, but it's more about coming from nothing and being able to do all that I have done.
"I think it's about being able to show anybody that no matter where you come from, whether you're a scrawny kid from Queens [New York], you do have the opportunity to make something of yourself. I am the living proof of that. And you don't have to take the normal road that's portrayed in these books. You don't have to take the Motley Crue road." more on this story