Brian Keith Diaz, current tech for Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy since 2006, is about to release a book via Deadxstop Publishing. The book focuses on the past two decades of his touring experiences called, 1800 Miles To Nowhere. It also featuring stories he experienced while teching for bands like Guns n Roses and Motion City Sountrack, his book goes beyond simple tour stories and gives readers a glimpse into a backstage world of excess and loneliness. You can find more information and pre-order here.
Although Morrissey's Autobiography was set to be available throughout the UK on September 16th, a last-minute content disagreement between Penguin Books and Morrissey has caused the venture to collapse. No review copies were printed, and Morrissey is now in search of a new publisher.
Perfect Youth: The Birth of Canadian Punk will be available on October 1st through ECW Press. The book is written by journalist/Junior Battles member Sam Sutherland. You can watch a trailer in the replies.
Dan Bassini will be releasing his book, "From States Away: On the Road With Major League" today at 4 pm. It can be purchased here. The book contains anecdotes and photos from Bassini's tour in August with Major League.
Butch Walker has released a new book called "Drinking With Strangers." If you get it on iTunes, it comes with classic photos not found in the book, seven of Butch Walker's greatest hits, plus a brand new song, "Are You Getting All the Love You Need?".
Brett Callwood recently penned a book on The Stooges called Head On, a Journey Through the Michigan Underground. It hits stores in September, and more info about the book can be found here. The foreword is written by Alice Cooper, and we were able to grab an excerpt to share with you.
To Write Love On Her Arms will be teaming up with Smith Magazine to create a book titled Six-Words on Pain and Hope. It will feature six word memoirs on pain and hope from select people submit stories toSmith Magazine's website under the TWLOHA tag. More information is available here.
As some of you know, I've been working on a book on the later days of post-hardcore featuring talks with bands such as Refused, At the Drive In, Blood Brothers, Glassjaw, Pg. 99 and many more. While it's only halfway done, I received some fact/quote check information. Check my blog here for some excerpts.
Ronen Kauffman's book New Brunswick, New Jersey, Goodbye - Bands, Dirty Basements, and The Search for Self hits shelves tomorrow. We'll be interviewing Ronen soon and would like to know if you have anything we should ask him. Leave questions in the replies.
Nikki Sixx (of Motley Crue fame), will be releasing a book, The Heroin Diaries, on September 18th. It details a year in the life of Nikki Sixx and "his plunge toward rock-bottom...and his decision to pick himself up and start living again." You can read an excerpt of Chapter 1 here.
Indie publishing and clothing company Vjera Music is set to release their first project on Valentines Day! The book, entitled "Exposed," features numerous pieces of visual and written arts created by some of your favorite independent musicians and other music industry personalities. Expect a huge update from them in the coming days, but let's just say that "Honestly" if this post doesn't get your "Attention" and put you in a "Chokehold" then maybe you should get "Under the Covers" and "Commit this to Memory."