Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer has revealed details of his upcoming autobiography, which the drummer began writing after being released from rehab. While Spencer says it’s nearly finished, the book currently has no set release date.
“It’s happening. It’s going great, I have a book deal. It should be coming out in spring; I don’t have an official date,” Spencer told Loudwire. “After I got out of rehab, on Day One, I started writing the story of my life as therapy and it turned out to be pretty decent.”
Spencer said that he got help from his father in writing the “story of redemption.” “I had chemical dependency issues even from a young age. I battled through addictions and overcoming adversities of just trying to make it in the music business just like anyone,” said Spencer.
“I left home at 19 with no money and lived on a floor in a closet for almost a year,” he continued. “It took 15 years to have a breakthrough in L.A. It wasn’t an overnight thing. It’s an inspirational story of anyone that’s trying to achieve that dream and anyone that’s struggling with addiction.”
Spencer explained that the book will deal heavily with overcoming the addiction that almost took his life, saying, “I almost died a few times. The last time my heart was close to stopping and I was just laying there thinking, ‘How bummed out are my parents going to be?'”
Five Finger Death Punch are currently gearing up to release their new album, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2, and will be heading Down Under in February as part of the bill for Soundwave Festival 2014.