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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Life on Planet Rock

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to party with Axl and Slash? 
What about Motley Crue? 
Can't forget about Skid Row!
Hangout with Motorhead for Lemmy's birthday?
Tour the world with Metallica?
Play golf with Alice Cooper?
Meet the remaining members of the Beatles?
Actually experience the Doors and all their mystical glory?
Get to know everything there is to know about Gene Simmons?
Be personally insulted by Kurt Cobain?
Discover bands like Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam?
Rock Europe with Jon Bon Jovi?
Tell Chuck Berry stories to Aerosmith?
 Be recognized by Linkin Park?
Lonn Friend did all this and more. Starting with dirty magazine Hustler, he began his journalistic journey. Lonn knew he was more than porn, which caused him to take a position at infamous RIP magazine. Rock journalism is an entirely different ball field, but he took it on and basked in the glory of it all. Lonn became a friend to rockstars all over the planet. He lived on Planet Rock for 20+ years, touring with legendary bands, partying with rockstars and groupies, getting the inside scoop on every important band, all while creating rock history for RIP. This man did so much for rock music, publicity was the key factor and he always brought the best photos, stories, info, and honesty to the magazine. They covered every popular rock band, and even some lesser knowns, all in for the love of music. I could not stop myself from looking up many of the songs mentioned in the book. I couldn't stop myself from looking up video after video of events mentioned. Plus, I didn't mind all of the music puns thrown in there (I think my mom and I were the only ones who truly appreciated that). 
I'm so glad I picked up this book and I hope all of you will too.
So thank you Lonn, for being a Friend.

Looking for other books on Kurt Cobain?
Heavier than Heaven
Who Killed Kurt Cobain?

Looking for other books on Nikki Sixx?
The Heroin Diaries

Looking for other books on Tommy Lee?

Looking for other books on Jim Morrison?

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