Rapper, singer and TV host Cee Lo Green announced that a book about his life, co-written with Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild, will be released sometime next year. We haven't seen any of the book yet, but trust us: Every classic bio in this gallery is better.
Just Kids by Patti Smith
In this National Book Award-winning memoir, Smith revisits her wild life in New York City with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. It’s all young love and drugs, and who doesn’t love that, right?
Cash by Johnny Cash
Take speed. Pick up a guitar. Invent everything. Repeat.
Life by Keith Richards
The definitive text of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. Period.
Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters by Robert Gordon
The revered bluesman’s journey from Mississippi backwaters to Chicago juke joints is essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of rock and roll.
Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye by David Ritz
The definitive Gaye biography, author David Ritz doesn’t allow his personal friendship with the singer to mask Gaye’s mercurial, self-destructive life.
This is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl by Paul Brannigan
From never-before-told tales of Grohl’s chaotic Nirvana days to the ups and downs in maintaining one of rock’s biggest bands, Foo Fighters, it’s a complete and interesting read.
Chronicles, Volume One by Bob Dylan
Zimmy's always been an enigmatic figure, so when volume one of his planned 3-part memoir was released in 2004, fans everywhere rejoiced.
Faithfull by Marianne Faithfull
Pop star. Addict. Chanteuse. Muse. Poet. Marianne Faithfull's life encapsulates the best and worst of rock clichés.
The Dirt by Motley Crue
After 448 pages, it’s a minor miracle that all four members are still alive. The subhead “Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band” has never been more appropriate.
The Authorized Al by "Weird Al" Yankovic
Weird Al’s 1985 memoir is in such high demand, and of such high quality as a piece of literature, that the cheapest price for it on Amazon.com, used, is $267.99.
Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis
For your run-of-the-mill rock star, drug binges and debauchery coincide with fame, but for Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis, those elements defined his childhood.
Not Dead and Not for Sale by Scott Weiland
Sure, you know all about the drugs, the arrests, the rehab. But did you know Scott Weiland was raped as a kid? Now you do. Prepare to be enlightened.