Spencer told us a while back how his first book came about: [“I decided to clean myself up and I went into rehab a few years ago, and the day I got out I basically just started writing my whole life as a therapeutic kind of exercise. I was writing about a thousand to two thousand words a day. I would do it on tour, in the tour bus, wherever we were, and it started to shape up into something kind of interesting.”] SOUNDCUE (:18 OC: . . . kind of interesting.)
- Death Punch’d: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch’s Metal Mayhem hit the Top 10 on the New York Times Celebrities Best Sellers list upon its release in September 2014.
- Spencer said at the time that he’d “received dozens of messages sharing how my story has inspired others to seek help or stay clean.”
- Spencer committed a percentage of his personal income from the book to support NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, which represents more than 75,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad.
- Five Finger Death Punch is playing several festivals this month, including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma, and recently announced a new co-headlining arena tour with Shinedown that will kick off on October 18th in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth — agree or not?
Jason Baron wrote: “Sooooo…isn’t it a little too premature for the drummer of five finger death punch to be writing an autobiography, let alone a followup?”
Heather Caudle wrote: “It’s crazy enough to be on the bargain shelf at the local redneck dollar-mart along the same aisle with the Mountain Dew infused Hot-Pockets and knock-off Tap Out beer koozies.”
Rocky Fornine wrote: “Well, though not a big fan, it is nice to hear one of these people talking about leading a sober life once in a while.”
Corey William wrote: “Wait just a damn minute! Am I supposed to believe that this neanderthal even knows how to read, let alone actually write a book?”