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EW rates rock star memoirs

Anthony Kiedis with Larry Sloman’s Scar Tissue

The Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman tells how a scrappy young screwup became a scrappy older screwup.

Rehab Visits 5

Needles and the Damage Done He once drew his own blood, rubbed it on his lips, and left ”blood kisses” on a girl’s windshield.

Prince Connection Dated Sinéad O’Connor, who covered ”Nothing Compares 2 U.”

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Dave Navarro memoir will finally be published

In June of 1998, Dave Navarro, former guitarist for Jane’s Addiction and the Red Hot Chill Peppers, made a conscious decision to start shooting up again?even if it killed him. Over the course of a year, he holed up in his Hollywood Hills home, surrounded himself with strippers, hookers, musicians, and movie stars (and L.A. billboard icon-cum-gubernatorial candidate Angelyne!), and documented his heroin-fueled descent with a photo booth and rock biographer Neil Strauss.

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America's favorite things hail from Sweden

The Hives are merely the latest in a long line of Swedish bands that have journeyed to America to make their fortune. Notable among them: ABBA, Ace of Base, Roxette, the Cardigans, Yngwie Malmsteen, the Herreys (who can forget their 1984 hit, ”Diggi Loo Diggi Ley”?)…. And as their music fills our airwaves, our homes and closets are being invaded by a pair of Swedish retail juggernauts: IKEA, with its efficient yet disposable furniture, and H&M, with its stylish yet disposable clothing. Draw your own conclusions about what this says about Swedish music….

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