The Book Club: Ten Ways For Rockers To Make Extra Money
Following the recent announcement that Glenn Hughes is charging £550 for limited edition, customised copies of his autobiography, we got to thinking about what other musos could do if they were to bring out limited editions of their hypothetical books. So, this what Classic Rock reckons this lot could charge exorbitant amounts of wonga for…
Rocky Shades – The former – or is it current? – Wrathchild frontman should offer up 50 copies of his book, complete with rocket firing facilities. Na-na-na-na Nuklear Rokkets, naturally.
Dave Mustaine – Well, he is doing a book as we know (Hello Me… Meet The Real Me). Now, supposing MegaDave offers a highly collectable edition, with all the Metallica rants removed? Trouble is, it would then be just a very thin pamphlet.
King Diamond – The sub-Satanic Mercyful Fate warbler could provide some suitable curses in a secret compartment of his limited edition. The cover would be made of human skin, of course. Yours!
Lars Ulrich – There is just one winning way for the Metallica tub-thumper to sell a highly limited version of his biography – offer drum lessons. Actually, this had better be for just one copy. We can’t have the planet littered with drummers all sounding like Ulrich!
Rob Halford – The Metal God’s most cunning plan is to give away locks of his hair with a strictly limited run. Well, there would be no copies at all, which would make it priceless, if you get our drift.
Robert Plant – The legend could secrete season tickets for Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C in selected copies. That would guarantee people paying crazy prices not to get one of these!
Lita Ford – She should offer free use of her sex toys for 24 hours. Given her recent ‘confessions’ that should provide minutes of fun!
Bruce Dickinson – How about Broocie giving away 50 planes? Seriously, paper ones. Or at least the blueprints for constructing your own airworthy paper one.
Axl Rose – Come on, he’ll never get around to writing a book. But how about this for a cunning ploy: Axl charges fans to write the thing instead.
Gene Simmons – Just send him as much money as you can, in exchange for… well, making him happy by further swelling his bank balance. Getting a book from him would only clutter up your shelves. He’s doing you a favour.
Right over to you lot. Any other cunning ideas?