And hey, why not, right? The confessional rock and roll memoir is positively de rigueur these days – see tomes of wildly varying readability from Keith Richards (the granddaddy) plus Steven Tyler, Duff McKagan, Ace Frehley, Gregg Allman, Tony Iommi, Scott Weiland and, coming soon (and sure to be nine kinds of awesome), Pete Townshend.
The Hollywood Reporter has Stapp’s Sinner's Creed - co-authored by Rolling Stone's David Ritz (see also biographies on Janet Jackson and Marvin Gaye) – arriving October 2 in hardcover and as an e-book.
“The book describes my childhood, my internal battles with drugs and depression and how I lost control of my life," Stapp offers in a statement. "My memoir reveals never before released details about my life and the challenges I've faced before coming to grips and finding sobriety."
Wow. Could be interesting, could suck large. I am particularly keen to read about that infamous incident from 1999 when Stapp and rap-rocker Kid Rock were videotaped receiving oral sex from a groupie (or was it five?) on a tour bus.
When the video surfaced a few years later, Stapp – summoning former President Bill Clinton – claimed he did not believe oral sex was actual sex.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Mrs. Stapp – beauty queen and model Jaclyn Nesheiwat, whom he married earlier that year – begged to differ. Shazam!
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