Unchained: The Story of Mike Starr and His Rise and Fall in Alice in Chains Paperback – Jan 2001
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"Gives the readers the inside story of the [musician's] meteoric rise to stardom and the pitfalls along the way." -- IconoFAN News, April 12, 2001
About the Author
JOHN BRANDON has been a television and newspaper reporter since 1987. For the last four years he has been a news anchor/producer/reporter with NBC-TV affiliates in Illinois and Nebraska. He has considered Alice In Chains to be "One of the greatest bands he's ever heard" since 1991. He met Mike Starr in 1998 while working on a short film and the two began the "Unchained..." book project in December 1999. John calls St. Louis his hometown.
Top Customer Reviews
Now, it's one thing to have bad writing skills, and it's another to publish pure rubbish. I am a huge alice in chains fan, but this book paints Mike Starr out to be a self-indulged, whiny, washed up rocker on drugs. It's apparent that throughout the book he takes numerous shots at both Layne and Jerry, and critising the whole band after he "left" AiC (He actually quit, and then wanted to come back, and AiC was like "no way man").
It's a poor read, and I wouldn't even feel comfortable suggesting it to other hardcore AiC fans. There's a lot of mudslinging and name calling, and a real dissapointment.
Most recent customer reviews
You know, a real artist would have more to talk about than getting laid. Mudslinging is rampant in this book. Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2003 by John and Lily Lambert
I barely even remember Mike Starr but Alice In Chains is the greatest band ever to come out of Seattle. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2002 by kevin
I have been a fan of alice in chains since they first came out 12 years ago. It's a shame Michael Starr really blew it so badly... Read morePublished on Dec 12 2002 by Grant