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SHERIFF MCCOY: Outlaw Legend of Hanoi Rocks, by Andy McCoy

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“A rare and often hilarious glimpse into the life and (mostly) good times of one of the great glam heroes.”—Classic Rock

Product Description

The decadent autobiography of HANOI ROCKS co-founder Andy McCoy, Sheriff McCoy: Legend of Hanoi Rocks, is now available in English in a deluxe hardcover edition through Bazillion Points.



ISBN 978-0-9796163-0-3
204pp deluxe hardcover w/stamped faux rawhide case and pink ribbon placemarker
Touted as “the last great rock ‘n’ roll memoir,” Andy McCoy’s autobiography covers the legendary guitarist’s life and exploits from childhood through the early 2000s rekindling of Hanoi Rocks. McCoy helped introduce punk to Finland with his teenaged band Briard before befriending glamorous Michael Monroe and forming Hanoi Rocks. Based for a time in a Stockholm subway station, the band embarked on wild life-changing and death-defying thrill ride around the world, touring Europe, London, and America, and also Israel, Brazil, Thailand, and Japan.

After Hanoi Rocks dissolved following the death of drummer Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley in Hollywood in December 1984, McCoy carried on with Suicide Twins, Cherry Bombz, a successful solo career, and a stint as a sideman to Iggy Pop. Meanwhile, Hanoi Rocks’ over-the-top image and streetwise bending of punk, glam, and rock ‘n’ roll inspired a generation of platinum-selling bands.

McCoy’s 204-page hilarious and harrowing autobiography includes dozens of rare candid photos, a deluxe embossed cover, a lengthy select discography spanning three decades of rarities, and a new 2009 preface written by McCoy after the final breakup of Hanoi Rocks. The book features guest appearances by Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crue, the UK Subs, Ofra Haza, Kid Creole, Bob Marley, Lita Ford, David Coverdale of Whitesnake, Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls, Stiv Bators, various Brazilian street urchins, the LAPD, British customs officials, and the Israeli Army Security Forces.

According to the author: “This book is entertainment for entertainment’s sake, for lovers of rock ‘n’ roll history and people who have a taste for the macabre.”

Sheriff McCoy is a frank, but upbeat experience, and should be required reading for all those who believe in the transformative thunder of rock ‘n’ roll.”—Amp

“A rare and often hilarious glimpse into the life and (mostly) good times of one of the great glam heroes.”—Classic Rock [UK]

“Jammed with great stories…top class entertainment.” —Revelationz.net

Sheriff McCoy is a frank, but upbeat experience, and should be required reading for all those who believe in the transformative thunder of rock ‘n’ roll.”—Amp

“Visually beautiful…by turns touching, tragic, and simply riotously funny. Worth the long wait.”—Bubblegum Slut [UK]

Comments

  1. :

    Perkele – this is real deal! Way to go, McCoy!!!

  2. :

    books have now arrived, let the reading commence

  3. :

    Today is the day! Long live Andy Mccoy.Can`t wait to have the book!

  4. :

    Andy got a statue this summer. NIce gesture and definitely well earned, but hell: the statue shouldve a horse innit. The captain riding on a horse. And another thing: it should be located next to Mannerheim statue. Or actually, I think it would be time for mannerheim to step aside and replace his statue with the Captain McCoy’s riding statue figure!

  5. :

    Fuckin A! AAAWWWEEESSSSSOOOMMMEEEEE, ANdy!!!!!!!!!

  6. :

    Have ordered two copies, hope to take them to Andys tour and get him to sign them :)

  7. :

    Ya, the man speaks out! Finally. The man rides again!

  8. :

    Let the McCoy do the talkin’!

  9. :

    Can`t wait to read that one, Andy is Rock And Roll!

  10. :

    We want some McCoy now!

  11. :

    Angy is the best.Can`t wait for the book!!

  12. :

    Wanna read some true legends from the one and only!

  13. :

    Gonna order it immediately!

  14. :

    VITTU, the man ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. :

    I can`t wait to read that book!!!.Andy Mccoy fucking rock!!

  16. :

    At last!Long live Andy!

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