READING LIST: Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 10:45:00
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Take one look at Jesse Leach's lyrics on Killswitch Engage's latest masterpiece, Disarm the Descent, and the man's eloquence is abundantly clear. So, it's no surprise he's got a rather deep literary taste. Recently, he wrapped a Solo DJ and Spoken Word tour of Australia, and it undoubtedly left crowds amazed...
ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino spoke to Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage about a recent book pick in this exclusive feature.
Jesse Leach Reading List
Keith Richards – Life
I read a lot. I've been getting into biographies and autobiographies of musicians. I've been really inspired by hearing the way people used to live on the road and how different it is now. It's amusing actually. One of my favorite books is probably Keith Richards's Life. It's great. It's written in his own words. Hearing about the legacy of The Rolling Stones, the early days, touring the United States, and going to old juke joints and blues bars is really cool. I'm just fascinated by the excess of real rock stars. Fast forward to nowadays, a lot of that is gone. People are sipping on spring water and jogging on the treadmill [Laughs]. It was a different life. I'm laughing out loud reading books. I love it. It's where my head is.
You can find Life by Keith Richards and James Fox at Amazon (book or kindle version), or at iTunes Books.
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