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17 Memoirs written by musicians you need to read right now

Jake Klyn is a student at the University of Arizona studying Business Economics. He has been playing the piano since he was 5 years old and writing as soon he could lift a pencil. He primarily focuses on learning everything that is anyth...

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Slash

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Slash

We've all heard about the rock 'n' roll lifestyle, and now you can read about it. 

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Slash

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Slash

Lead guitarist Slash writes the tell-all story about his life in and out of the rock band Guns N' Roses.

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Anthony Kiedis

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Anthony Kiedis

Known as the frontman for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis tells about his crazy upbringing to his band's success in his autobiography Scar Tissue.

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Miles Davis

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Miles Davis

One of the most influential artists in music, Miles Davis talks about his incredible life.

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Ozzy Osbourne

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Ozzy Osbourne

The man who takes the word "crazy" to a whole new meaning, Ozzy Osbourne finally puts his life into words in his memoir I Am Ozzy.

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Keith Richards

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Keith Richards

Read about the reasons why Keith Richards looks like he's 150 years old in Life

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Jay Z

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Jay Z

Jay Z is a recording artist, record producer, entrepreneur and now an author. Read more about his successes in Decoded.

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Nikki Sixx

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Nikki Sixx

Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx shares his story about his addictions and all of their consequences in his autobiography

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Patti Smith

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Patti Smith

American recording artist Patti Smith opens up about her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in Just Kids

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Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan writes about how he became what he is today in Chronicles

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Johnny Cash

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Johnny Cash

Music artist Johnny Cash rose to fame in the 1950s. Now, years later, he talks about his transition from farm boy to country music star in Cash

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Iggy Pop

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Iggy Pop

If you're an Iggy Pop fan, you're going to love I Need More

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Duff McKagen

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Duff McKagen

Bassist Duff McKagen of Guns N' Roses speaks about his experiences while in the band in his memoir It's So Easy and Other Lies.  

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Butch Walker

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Butch Walker

By working with artists such as Weezer, Katy Perry, Dashboard Confessional, Pink and Fall Out Boy, Rolling Stone magazine dubbed Butch Walker as one of "America's best singer-songwriters." Learn more about this impressive name in his memoir Drinking With Strangers.

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Marilyn Manson

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Marilyn Manson

If you want to know if Marilyn Manson is a nice guy beneath all of his makeup, check out The Long Road Out of Hell

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Jimmy Buffett

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Jimmy Buffett

Want to know what went through the mind of Jimmy Buffett when he turned 50? Find out in his New York Times Bestseller A Pirate Looks at Fifty

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