FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer will publish his autobiography, entitled “Deathpunched: Cheers To My Sobriety”, early next year.
In a brand new interview with “The Heidi & Frank Show” on KLOS 95.5 FM radio station in Los Angeles, California, Spencer stated about his upcoming book: “That’s how I hooked up with [adult-film legend] Ron Jeremy; I wanted him on the book cover with me. And the story behind that is… Obviously, being in a rock band, you dabble in the party lifestyle from time to time. So after years of that catching up to me, I got sober. But we always used to have this saying about doing cocaine, like you would get so cranked on sexually in your brain when you do it — like, everything is exciting — but then you get numbed out beneath the belt line area. So we always said, ‘Man, you feel like Ron Jeremy from the neck up and Christopher Reeve [the American who became a quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition. — Ed.] from the neck down. So the cover of the book is me in, like, a Superman kind of costume in a wheelchair cheersing a martini glass with Ron Jeremy and two hot chicks. So that’s the cover of my book.”
According to Spencer, who has been one year sober as of this past January 8, he was originally going to publish the book himself, “but now there’s a deal [with a publishing house] happening,” he said. “So they’re gonna delay it a little bit. It’s gonna be [out] the first part of next year.”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s third album, “American Capitalist”, was certified gold last year for sales of 500,000 copies. Not only is it the band’s third album, but it is the third consecutive release from the group to reach the gold mark, with previous efforts “The Way Of The Fist” and “War Is The Answer” also selling more than half a million copies each. “American Capitalist” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard album chart when it came out in October 2011.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is currently working on its fourth album and is scheduled to make a number of festival appearances this summer, including on a yet-to-be-announced “big tour” in the U.S.
Peter Lizano of MusicTourReviews.com recently conducted an interview with drummer Jeremy Spencer of Las Vegas metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. You can now watch the chat below.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Jason Hook told Loudwire in a new interview that FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH would ideally like to have a new album out every 18 months. To make that happen, they tentatively plan to get into the studio in January 2013. But will they have material ready? Hook told The Pulse Of Radio what they’ve done to make sure they keep coming up with new music. “Last year, we put together a portable studio set-up, if you will,” he explained. “The idea behind that is just to keep the creative muscle worked out. It’s kind of like going to the gym — if you stop for a year, you lose all your strength, and we just want to keep that muscle tight. We’re in the business of making music. Touring is great, but we should always be prepared and always be exercising the creative muscle.”
Hook says that the group has six to eight new songs in various stages of preparation.
The next record will follow up FIVE FINGER‘s third effort, “American Capitalist”, which only just came out last October.
The latest single from “American Capitalist” is called “Coming Down”.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is currently headlining the Trespass America tour, which also features KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, POP EVIL and others.
Jeremy Lafrentz of Backstage Entertainment conducted an interview with drummer Jeremy Spencer and guitarist Jason Hook of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH at this year’s Lazerfest on May 13 at the Central Iowa Expo in Boone, Iowa. You can now watch the chat below.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has confirmed the dates for Trespass America, the new summer festival tour the band is launching this year. The trek kicks off on July 13 in Broomfield, Colorado, hitting 31 cities before winding down on August 28 in Los Angeles. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, POP EVIL, TRIVIUM, GOD FORBID, EMMURE and BATTLECROSS will round out the lineup of the metal-centric package.
The trek is a joint venture with Europe’s Metal Hammer magazine, which is sponsoring a U.S. tour for the first time.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is touring behind its third album, “American Capitalist”, which came out last fall and looks likely to be the Las Vegas-based act’s third consecutive gold album.
Source : Blabbermouth.net