Black Veil Brides Frontman Andy Biersack Announces Upcoming Memoirs
Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack has announced details of his first-ever book, They Don’t Need To Understand: Stories Of Hope, Fear, Family, Life, And Never Giving In.
The vocalist’s upcoming memoirs were written with Ryan J. Downey, and detail “the origin story of one of modern rock’s most exciting young superheroes”.
“I’m so excited to share with you guys that my debut book is available now for pre-order!” says the BVB frontman. “This book is a collection of stories from my childhood growing up in Cincinnati, my early days chasing my dreams for a career in music and some key moments over the past 10 years of touring and recording in BVB.
“This book isn’t some salacious tell all memoir from a 29-year-old or an instructional guide to being in a band, it’s a story of personal belief and tenacity in the face of the demons and fears that burden all of us in our journey to find purpose and happiness. I wanted to share with you guys my story and hopefully show that if success on any level can happen for me it can certainly happen for you. There is nothing remarkable about me, I have just fought hard to be heard and have been extremely fortunate to have garnered an audience of so many of you over the past 10 years. I was a lonely kid in Ohio who dreamt of being a rock star, found success as a teenager, lost track of myself and who I was and have spent the second half of my 20s working every day to be someone that is worthy of your support.”
Andy adds that he worked with Ryan to “tell the story of where it all started and how I got here”.
A brief synopsis of They Don’t Need To Understand: Stories Of Hope, Fear, Family, Life, And Never Giving In reads: “Before he was the charismatic singer of Black Veil Brides and an accomplished solo artist under the Andy Black moniker, he was Andrew Dennis Biersack, an imaginative and creative kid in Cincinnati, Ohio, struggling with anxiety, fear, loneliness, and the impossible task of fitting in.
“With his trademark charm, clever wit, and insightful analysis, Biersack tells the story of his childhood and adolescence. The discovery of the artistic passions that would shape his life, and his decision to move to Hollywood after his 18th birthday to make his dreams come true, even when it meant living in his car to make it all a reality. It’s the origin story of one of modern rock’s most exciting young superheroes, from building miniature concerts with KISS action figures in his bedroom to making the RIAA gold-certified single In the End and connecting with passionate fans worldwide.”
Check out the cover below, and pre-order Andy’s book (due out on December 8 via Rare Bird) at this link.
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