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July 16, 2005

It’s finally here… The definitive book that takes the reader on an insider’s journey behind the scenes of what was to become the ’80s ‘hair band’ phenomenon.

True, never before told stories of Motley Crue, Guns ‘n Roses, RATT, Poison, W.A.S.P, Quiet Riot and others. Oh yeah, let’s not forget the clubs, the drugs and of course, the girls.

So, break out your Spandex and Aqua-Net and be prepared to go on an adventure! You’ll laugh and you may cry, but one thing is for sure…You’ll be entertained.

Former agent and club owner Michael Flaherty booked and befriended some of the top bands of the time including: the perennial bad boys of Motley Crue, Guns ‘n Roses, W.A.S.P., Quiet Riot and Great White.

Go back in rock history with someone who witnessed the rousing music and out-of-control debauchery of the metal and glam-rock movement along the Sunset Strip.

Read about:

Vince Neil’s “commando-type” escape from the second story of a Hollywood club — rappelling down a wall and through the sunroof of a waiting limo – just to avoid an angry girlfriend.

Keeping a very young, starving and homeless Guns ‘n Roses alive on beer and big Macs while they slept on the studio floor.

A New Year’s Eve party at the infamous “Motley House” when the road and the electricity were washed away by a monsoon but the guys from Motley Crue along with David Lee Roth and a bevy of girls survived on Jack Daniels and Roth’s candlelight stories. And that’s just the beginning!

About the author: Michael Flaherty was a young Beverly Hills businessman who fled the corporate world in the early 80s and worked all aspects of the LA music scene including agent, business manager, promoter and studio/nightclub owner. He is the author of METAL, MADNESS AND MAYHEM: An Insiders Journey through 80s Hollywood.

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