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(US: Createspace, 2013; 488 pages, PB. ISBN: 978-1492122708)
This fictional rock 'n' roll memoir by acclaimed rock writer Neil Daniels tells the story of Johnny Cannon; an Alice Cooper tribute singer who used to front a band called The Druids, one of the most exciting and distinctive bands of the '80s hair metal era. They released two albums (The Flight Of The Druids and Kingdome Come) and toured the UK, Europe, America and Japan before calling it a day. Vividly recalled and entertainingly written, this mock rock memoir is filled with hilarious anecdotes, candid diary entries and tales of unrelenting honesty. It is also a moving tribute to a bygone era. Hair metal was big business in the '80s until grunge exploded and it consequently became universally derided and hair metal bands became relics of the past. Many bands lost their record deals, folded or suffered constant line-up changes and were reduced to playing in tiny clubs or going back to the real world and working for someone else. They got real jobs. Johnny Cannon was there and he can tell you everything. Johnny Cannon narrates the history of The Druids and the hair metal genre from the early '80s to 1991 when everything changed. It's My Life is filled with stories of excess by a former '80s rock star turned tribute singer and is Britain's alternative to Mötley Crüe's hugely successful band autobiography The Dirt.