Compelling read, if you like the music and the band you'll probably like the book.
But the stories about treating women like napkins to be used and thrown away is pretty disgusting. And the drug use is just mind-blowing, makes you wonder how the four of them are still alive. The sequel will probably have Vince talk about his buffet experiences.
I really wanted to like this book, but every time Taylor would start going into detail on one of his paranormal experiences, he goes off onto tangents about all sorts of things unrelated to the subject. He's obviously a bright guy and the subject material here is really interesting, it just doesn't flow well. It took me 2 weeks to finish because I could barely get thru a chapter at a time due to him getting sidetracked with bizarre rants. A good editor would have kept Taylor on task without losing sight of the subject matter, which happened far too often here.
Corey Taylor is obviously really intelligent and well-spoken, and he goes in-depth here on his rough childhood. I admire his talents as a musician.
That said, his writing style is incredibly frustrating. He comes up with valid ideas and concepts, but then goes off on weird tangents that make no sense. He really needs a solid editor to keep him on point instead of stream of consciousness ramblings that detract from the point he was trying to make.
Interesting read, traces the history of GnR from LA to superstardom, then his leaving the band in the mid 90s. My only complaint is that the book is full of constant drug use and promiscuity, does not paint him or anyone else in the band in a good light. I realize it's reality and the guy is an incredibly talented musician, just hard to believe he could make such great music while abusing every drug in existence.
Interesting read, could have gone more in depth with a few of the fights, but overall it's cool to get BJ's views on his career. He really bashes Dana White in certain chapters, especially when Dana freaks out during a phone call after BJ quit the UFC and fought in Japan, basically taking the WW title with him.