From the cofounder of Five Finger Death Punch, a fascinating inside account of one of the most successful heavy-metal bands of the past decade, and a revealing personal journey through the wild highs and terrifying lows of the rock and roll lifestyle—a wry and rollicking tale of music, addiction, and recovery.
Hailed by the New York Times as one of the most unexpectedly consistently popular bands on the rock charts, Five Finger Death Punch has become the new heavyweight champ of the metal scene. In this high-energy memoir, Jeremy Spencer, the band’s cofounder and drummer, takes us onstage and behind the scenes, on tour and into the studio to tell the band’s story and his own.
Death Punch’d is a detailed in-depth account of the group’s origins and influences, as well as the infighting and tensions that, when channeled properly, result in the music fans love. It is also the hard-charging, laugh-out-loud tale of how a mischievous boy rose from small-town Indiana to rock royalty—and how he nearly destroyed it all for a good time.
Told in his unique, self-deprecating voice, filled with his twisted and humorous take on living the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll dream turned nightmare, and including dozens of photos, Death Punch’d is a lively, no-holds-barred ride and an inspiring cautionary tale that offers lessons for us all.
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About the Author
Jeremy Spencer, the cofounder and drummer for the metal band Five Finger Death Punch, received the Revolver Golden Gods Award for Best Drummer and the Loudwire fan-voted Best Drummer Award.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Dream 2005 3
Chapter 2 In Exordium 1973?79 15
Chapter 3 The Way of the Fist 2005 31
Chapter 4 Influence the 'Bos 51
Chapter 5 First Tour 2007 65
Chapter 6 The Awakening 1986?87 79
Chapter 7 Sex, More Sex, and a Little Rock 'N' Roll 2007 101
Chapter 8 Rock 'N' Roll Rebel 1987?89 117
Chapter 9 Never Enough 2008?09 143
Chapter 10 Rehabba-Dabba-Doo 1989?91 165
Chapter 11 The Answer … War is Hell 2009 187
Chapter 12 Go West, Young Man 1991?92 207
Chapter 13 Into the Desert Then Back in the Studio 2010?11 227
Chapter 14 Decade of Broken Dreams 1994?2004 251
Chapter 15 The Beginning of the End 2010 275
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book. I must admit, I didn't know much about Jeremy or his band, and only knew one or two songs. (Embarrassing!) You could really feel his struggles, as well as triumphs. He writes with so much humor and detail that you feel like you know him, and truly want him to succeed... Bottom line, read it! You'll be glad you did.
From childhood to the present! Jeremy Spencer does a great job giving the reader a glimpse into his struggles and triumphs. His experience rings with truth to the reality of a struggling musician to rockstar temptations!