As recently as January 2012, Nicky Forbes' critically acclaimed first book, The Rhythm Method, charted at No. 1 on Amazon for books of its genre. The author, 55, played drums through the 70s, the punk era and beyond, working with several name bands and with singers as diverse as Sinitta and Joe Strummer. The Rhythm Method was picked by UK music magazine of the year, The Word, as 'one of the 8 greatest rock memoirs'. Described as "magnificent" by XFM, The Rhythm Method graphically describes the rise, crash and burn of his band, the Rezillos/Revillos, from deep inside the group. Living in London with his wife and son, Nicky still plays drums, but also sings and plays guitar in his own band The Roadholders. He is currently working on a novel.