Yesterday we talked about the unfortunate consequences of partaking in the far too common alcohol- and drug-fueled rockstar lifestyle. The Who’s Keith Moon and Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham both lost their lives to substance abuse. Fortunately, not all musicians who battle with substance abuse share the same fate.
Co-founder and drummer of groove metal band Five Finger Death Punch Jeremy Spencer fully embraced the rockstar lifestyle, and all the booze and drugs that come with it. He escaped the fate of some of his fellow drummers by getting sober. In January 2013, after a year of sobriety, Spencer announced his plans to release an autobiography titled Deathpunched: Cheers to My Sobriety. In celebration of his sobriety, Spencer looks back on his rock and roll lifestyle by sharing his crazy tales. He initially planned to self-publish but said that he has a deal with a publisher. As of last January, the book is expected to be released this year.
The only information he’s shared about the book’s contents beyond his wild rockstar lifestyle stories is the cover art, which probably says a lot about what readers can look forward to (or not look forward to) in Deathpunched: Cheers to My Sobriety. According to what he told Los Angeles’s “Heidi and Frank Show” on 95.5 KLOS last year, the cover will feature Spencer in a Superman outfit and Ron Jeremy with a martini glass and two women. Head over to www.drummagazine.com to find out the story behind that bizarre image we just put in your head.
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