English writer Darren Upton has announced that he is working on an unauthorized and unofficial biography of American heavy metal band W.A.S.P.
Called “Sting In The Tale,” Upton says that so far, he’s interviewed guitarists Randy Piper and Chris Holmes, and drummer Stet Howland for the tome.
The following quote from Upton made my eyebrows fuck my hairline: “I’ve been a W.A.S.P. fan for 23 years now. Everything about Blackie [Lawless] and his band attracted me, from their cool costumes, over-the-top stage shows, and, of course, the music! Anthems like ‘L.O.V.E. Machine’, ‘I Wanna be Somebody’ and ‘Wild Child’ have penetrated our very psyches from the first time we were exposed to them, and resound in us to this very day.”
We? Us? I think this book’s going to be a love story…Upton’s love for W.A.S.P.
“I felt it was about time that somebody wrote a complete biography on W.A.S.P.,” Upton surmised. “After years of waiting and wishing, I realized that if a book was to be authored, I would have to write it myself!”
The book will follow W.A.S.P.’s rise from the Los Angeles scene of the early 1980s to Blackie’s eventual return to his Christian roots. “Riveting and controversial, ‘Sting In The Tale’ dramatically lifts the lid on the many skeletons stashed in the W.A.S.P. closet,” says this Web site.