The 25 Greatest Rock Memoirs of All Time

Awesome rock & roll reads, from Keith Richards and Patti Smith to Slash and Nikki Sixx

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Slash: 'Slash' (2007)
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4. Slash: 'Slash' (2007)

There's no shortage of Sunset Strip metal-sleaze gossip books out there, including other GNR memoirs – see Steven Adler's My Appetite for Destruction or Duff McKagan's It's So Easy (And Other Lies). But Slash's book is one of a kind, surprisingly reflective and wise yet hilariously blasé about all his decadence. Low point: Slash collapses during a hotel drug binge and gets rushed to the hospital, where the doctors restart his heart. He complains, "I had no remorse whatsoever about my overdose – but I was pissed off at myself for having died. The whole hospital excursion really ate into my day off."

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