If they adopt the irresistible, no-holds-barred approach used by Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards in their autobiographies, then the forthcoming memoir by original MTV veejays Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Martha Quinn could be a sizzler.
After all, it was the crazy 80s with all that cocaine and booze and those wacky shoulder pads, y’all.
And what was up with that hair? Judging by early reports, VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First Wave – written with help from Rolling Stone contributing editor Gavin Edwards and due early next year - does promise goodies.
To wit (according to the Hollywood Reporter): a pre-Mellencamp John Cougar's attempt to seduce Blackwood; Van Halen screamer David Lee Roth offering Goodman groupies and cocaine; Quinn traveling with Bob Dylan on his private jet to Ireland.
Oh la la! Can juicy Duran Duran, Rick Springfield, Mötley Crüe and Gene Loves Jezebel stories be far behind?
Of course, keeners will note that the four (along with the late J.J. Jackson) were the first on-air hosts hired by MTV when the channel debuted in 1981, launching a revolution that continues more or less today, albeit mostly via YouTube. But still.
As the former veejays - now announcers on satellite radio broadcaster SiriusXM – joke: "We’re the reason you have no attention span.”