By Coral Amende, Plume Books, Penguin Books, Ltd, 2000.
I bought this book for my teenage son several years ago, probably more to show him how hip a Baby Boomer I was than for his edification. Taking a look-through before I gave it to him, I realized it was too full of sex, drugs, and rock and roll for his tender sensibilities. But not for mine. Subtitled "A Backstage Pass to the Outrageous World of Rock 'n Roll," this may be one of the sleaziest, most scurrilous books I ever loved. Rock Confidential is a sordid and highly entertaining shuffle down memory's back alley.
The book is out of print but you may be able to find a used copy of Rock Confidential at Amazon.
Enlighten me, oh rock star:
"Getting old is a fascinating thing. The older you get, the older you want to get." Keith Richards
"Reporting I'm drunk is like saying there was a Tuesday last week." Grace Slick
"I'm saving the bass player for Omaha." Janis Joplin
"Everybody got it wrong. I said I was into porn again, not born again." Billy Idol
"Everybody's colored--or else you wouldn't be able to see them." Captain Beefheart on racism
"I don't know anything about music. In my line, you don't have to." Elvis Presley
"Just because I cut the heads off dolls, they say I must hate babies. But it's not true--I just hate dolls." Alice Cooper
"Knowing me, I'll probably get busted at my own funeral." Jimi Hendrix