Books: Rock-'n'-Roll Fantasies

Memoirs by Anthony Kiedis, Tommy Lee and Dave Navarro dish on the high life backstage

This is not a review of chronicles, Volume One, by Bob Dylan. Chronicles is a powerfully honest, engagingly written memoir by an extraordinarily important musician. It also contains not one nude scene starring Cher. If you want to learn about Tolstoy and Woody Guthrie, Chronicles is your book. But if you want intravenous drug use and mondo hard-core groupie sex, try some of the other rock memoirs published this month: Tommy Lee's Tommyland (Atria; 269 pages), Dave Navarro's Don't Try This at Home (ReganBooks; 253 pages) and Anthony Kiedis' Scar Tissue (Hyperion; 465 pages).

Lee was the drummer for the now disbanded heavy-metal...

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