Groupies, Piss, and Penises: Five Shocking Music Memoirs

Those of you who enjoy a feel-good read and a hearty chuckle

will be pleased to hear that Steven Patrick “Barrel of Laughs” Morrissey is in the

process of finishing up his memoir.

So, while we sit and genuinely hope for a chapter about the punctured bicycle

on a hillside, desolate, that inspired “This Charming Man,” we wanted to take a

look back at some of the most shocking music memoirs in recent memory. You

might want to consider reading these five if you haven't yet … as long as you have a strong stomach.

1. Mackenzie Phillips,


of the Mamas and the Papas might want to look away now and the rest of you should

probably pay special attention to your gag reflex, because this book, written

by Papa John's daughter, Mackenzie, reveals that — wait for it — her crazy

hippie of a father took it upon himself to have sex with her one night while she

was wasted and passed out.

father was not a man with boundaries,” Phillips attempts to reason. “He was

full of love, and he was sick with drugs. I woke up that night from a blackout

to find myself having sex with my own father.” We'd call that date rape, except dads and

daughters don't go on dates. We'll be shuddering for the next year.

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