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on 15 September 2010
I have read quite a few biographies of rock stars and bands, and although it was in no way a boring read, I feel I was left unable to really recall any particularly outrageous or funny anecdotes from the book.

It starts out quite interesting with Lemmy's early days in Hawkwind and the formation of Motorhead, but the latter half of the book is a fairly standard trip through varying band line-ups, record labels and management changes. By the end, it seems to be merely a string of hurried entries detailing the technicalities of each successive album he made as of late. In fact, he even dismisses one of his later tours as 'uneventful' and moves on after this one sentence on the matter.

Lemmy comes across as a pretty decent guy - honest, opinionated and unforgiving - but at the end of the day, he perhaps simply hasn't lived as crazy a life as some other stars who have had their biographies printed. I think this is, in part, down to the fact that Motorhead have not reached the same heights of success.

Unless you are a big Motorhead fan, I don't think you're missing much by not reading this. Instead, I would highly recommend to anyone Slash, Scar Tissue (Anthony Kiedis), I am Ozzy (Ozzy Osbourne) or a book called Star Man (mainly about Bon Jovi) - all of which contain masses of sex, drugs and rock star craziness.
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