In our undying efforts to bring you engaging columns you won’t find anywhere else, we’ve reached out to the metal world seeking submissions for a new subject: Three amazing books you have to pick up and devour.
Seeing as you read this blog everyday, we went out on a limb and assumed you’d maybe want to get some decent book suggestions from some of your favorite bands, too. So today, we continue this series on rad, must-reads with an entry from Demon Hunter guitarist Patrick Judge.
I’m not the biggest reader. I’m not one to sit at home with a cup o’ tea and curl up with a good book, but I do read them on airplanes to keep the thought of crashing out of my head. With that being said, here are the few books that I think are killer reads. The one thing they all have in common is that they feature people who started with nothing and ended up doing awesome things. Enjoy!
“American Outlaw” by Jesse James
All of us here in the Demon Hunter camp are big motorcycle enthusiasts and in the world of motorcycle builders, this guy is a legend. His “handmade” way of life is inspiring to anyone trying to make it doing what they love.
From welding jobs on the U.S.S. Camden and running security for Danzig to being the CEO of a company he started out of his garage (West Coast Choppers), this guy has done it all.
“I Am Ozzy” by Ozzy Osbourne
Black Sabbath paved the road we all drive on in the metal world so I highly suggest this one to any metal musician out there. There isn’t a whole lot that needs to be added to that but it was really cool to read about where he came from, and to learn about how Black Sabbath came to be.
It’s hard to imagine what it was like growing up in that time and trying to do what he did but reading this definitely made me appreciate the life that I have.
“(Happy, Happy, Happy) My Life and Legacy as The Duck Commander” by Phil Robertson
This goes further into where the guy who gave up a possible pro football career to hunt ducks, Phil Robertson, and Duck Commander came from.
This is a man that came from less than nothing and with a lot of family support, started his multi-million dollar company out of his shed. Regardless of what your stance on this guy is, it’s an inspiring read for sure.