The book, co-written by Rolling Stone contributing editor Gavin Edwards, hits you like a punch to the gut but there's an overall sense of hope and redemption throughout. It's an intimate look into Barker's life, his craft, his highs, his lows, and his in-betweens.
Gaining a celebrity following in any line of business can make you an overnight success. The stories of companies ending up on Oprah's "Favorite Things" list has proven the power of the celebrity and how it can catapult a business increasing their visibility 100%.
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So I walk into the studio, and suddenly I'm in the presence of a rock god. Joe Perry is sitting on a big black leather sofa, casually strumming a sweet Guild for a blazing new cover of "Man of Peace" -- one of Bob Dylan's babies Chimes of Freedom.
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