For thirty years, Pat Benatar has been one of the most influential women in rock music. Now in her first ever memoir, this rock legend tells her story as she saw it, detailing her rise to fame, life in the MTV generation, her tours, the fans, and how she managed to avoid the trappings of rock stardom.
Part of the first generation of female rock stars to put the women's movement into practice, Benatar's career has embodied the defiant attitude and rebellious edge that has long been associated with her music. As the first woman ever to be featured on MTV, Benetar's story is an incredible inside look at the integral role that MTV played in shaping the face of music in the 1980s, as the nascent cable network helped propel rock anthems like "Heartbreaker" and "Love Is a Battlefield" to the top of the charts. Winner of an unprecented four consecutive Grammys for best female rock performance, Benatar details a unique time in music history, demonstrating how the advent of music videos turned musicians into platinum selling stars overnight but also set the stakes for being a female sex symbol in the male-dominated world of the music business.
From sold out arena tours to her incessant battles with her record label to her love for her husband that kept it all together, this book offers an open and fascinating look at one of rock music's most storied performers.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 07 / 2011