Could be interesting. Here's the press release:
In the early 1990s, Stone Temple Pilots – not U2, not Nirvana, not Pearl Jam – were the hottest band in the world. Stone Temple Pilots toppled such megabands as Aerosmith and Mötley Crüe on MTV and in the mainstream charts. Lead singer Scott Weiland became an iconic frontman in the tradition of Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Robert Plant. Then, when Stone Temple Pilots imploded, it was Weiland who emerged as the emblem of rock star excess, with his well-publicized drug busts and trips to rehab. Weiland has since made a series of stunning comebacks, fronting the supergroup Velvet Revolver, releasing solo work and, most recently, reuniting with Stone Temple Pilots. He still struggles with the bottle, but he has prevailed as a loving, dedicated father, as well as a business-savvy artist whose well of creativity is far from empty.
Not Dead and Not for Sale explores his early years as an altar boy, along with his first experiences with sex and drugs. He discusses his complex relationships with his parents, stepfather, siblings, and the love of his life, Mary Forsberg Weiland. Readers learn the fascinating stories behind his best-known songs, and what it was like to be there at the beginning of the grunge phenomenon – as Rolling Stone proclaimed on its cover, the year that punk broke. Not Dead & Not for Sale is a hard rock memoir to be reckoned with.
Having led two hugely successful rock bands, Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, and recorded two solo albums, Scott Weiland has sold well over 20 million records, performed for millions of fans worldwide, and won numerous awards. Weiland is a rock star of the first order. He’s seen and done it all.
Countless rockers have written memoirs, and they include many of the same topics: unexpected commercial and critical success; rampant drug use/sex; band infighting. This book has all of these elements but the difference is that Weiland explores the reason behind his ill-fated decisions. He invites readers ‘into the middle of my life and the middle of my head.’ And it certainly is a fascinating place to be.
Scott’s Youtube channel has a 6 part webisode all about Not Dead and Not For Sale http://www.youtube.com/user/scottweilandtv
About Scott Weiland:
Scott Weiland's work with Stone Temple Pilots, one of the most successful bands of the past two decades, has sold over 18 million records. He returned to the stage with Velvet Revolver, whose multiplatinum Contraband was the bestselling rock album of 2004. Weiland has been nominated for six Grammys, winning two for Best Hard Rock Performance, along with numerous MTV, Billboard and American Music Awards.
David Ritz is the only four-time winner of the Gleason Music Book Award. He has collaborated with Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Smokey Robinson.
Praise for NOT DEAD AND NOT FOR SALE:
"The voice of an entire generation and one of the towering figures in the history of rock " Rolling Stone
"Fascinating . . . Weiland's story isn't over, but the four decades' worth of material he crams into Not Dead and Not For Sale makes for a compelling and worthwhile read." Associated Press