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By Jake Shears

within the bestselling culture of Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, Patti Smith’s Just Kids, and Carrie Brownstein’s Hunger Makes Me a latest Girl, the lead singer of the multiplatinum-selling band Scissor Sisters explores his evolution as a tender artist: coming of age within the Pacific Northwest and Arizona, his access into big apple City’s electrifying, ever-changing song scene, and the Scissor Sisters’ upward push as they reached overseas status within the early 2000s.

Before hitting the level because the lead singer of the enduring glam rock band Scissor Sisters, Jake Shears used to be Jason Sellards, a teenage boy in Arizona dwelling a double lifestyles and not able to conceal it any further, leading to a complicated and confining time in highschool as his classmates bullied him and lecturers confirmed little sympathy.

It wasn’t till years later, in the course of a visit to go to a adolescence buddy in ny urban, that Jake met a skilled musician nicknamed Babydaddy—the degree identify of Scott Hoffman. Jake had discovered a kindred spirit, anyone thirsting for stardom and freedom. Their fast bond led them to shape Scissor Sisters. First appearing within the smoky homosexual nightclubs of latest York urban, then discovering great good fortune within the uk, Scissor Sisters could develop into respected by way of the LGBTQ group, achieve platinum prestige, and in addition win a number of accolades with hits like “Take Your Mama” and “I Don’t think Like Dancin’,” in addition to their cult-favorite disguise of red Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb.”

Candid and brave, Shears’s writing sings with an analogous robust, lively presence that he brings to his dwell performances. Following his improvement from a misfit boy who grew to a blinding rock celebrity, this enjoyable and evocative memoir might be an concept to someone with selection and a dream.

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