Success, Fame, and Addiction by Jimmy Barnes

Success, Fame, and Addiction by Jimmy Barnes

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Volume 2 of Jimmy Barnes’ enormous, turbulent life is now out in bookstores across Australia. In this exclusive interview, Cheryl Akle traces the origins of the man’s life, revealing the complexities and contradictions that dominated his rock’n’roll years of Cold Chisel. A family man. A drinker. Hedonist. Caring husband.

With grace and wisdom, Jimmy Barnes has announced himself as a skilled memoirist. Working Class Man is a memoir of running out of time, beginning with Cold Chisel leaving Adelaide with high hopes of making it in the music scene.

A spellbinding and searingly honest reflection on success, fame and addiction; this self-penned memoir reveals how Jimmy Barnes used the fuel of childhood trauma to ignite and propel Australia’s greatest rock’n’roll story. But beyond the combustible merry-go-round of fame, drugs and rehab, across the Cold Chisel, solo and soul years – this is a story about how it’s never too late to try and put things right.

Duration: 40 mins.

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Jimmy Barnes was born in Scotland but calls Australia home. He has sold over 12 million albums and has been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame twice.

His career, both as a solo performer and as the lead vocalist of the legendary band Cold Chisel, has made him one of the most successful and distinctive artists in Australian music history.

A prolific songwriter and performer, Jimmy has been a storyteller for more than forty years; sharing his life and passions with Australians of all ages at over ten thousand gigs throughout his adopted homeland.

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Grab a copy of Working Class Man here 

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          Synopsis

          THE SEQUEL TO THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER WORKING CLASS BOY Behind the legend, beyond the cliches... Australia's greatest rock'n'roll story is also a story about surviving.It's a life too big and a story too extraordinary for just one book. Jimmy Barnes has lived many lives - from Glaswegian migrant kid to iconic front man, from solo superstar to proud father of his own musical clan. In this hugely anticipated sequel to his critically acclaimed bestseller, Working Class Boy, Jimmy picks up the story of his life as he leaves Adelaide in the back of an old truck with a then unknown band called Cold Chisel.A spellbinding and searingly honest reflection on success, fame and addiction; this self-penned memoir reveals how Jimmy Barnes used the fuel of childhood trauma to ignite and propel Australia's greatest rock'n'roll story. But beyond the combustible merry-go-round of fame, drugs and rehab, across the Cold Chisel, solo and soul years - this is a story about how it's never too late to try and put things right.
          Jimmy Barnes
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          Jimmy Barnes

          Jimmy Barnes is a Scottish-born rock singer/songwriter who grew up in Adelaide. His career, both as a solo performer and as the lead vocalist of the legendary band Cold Chisel, has made him one of the most successful and distinctive artists in Australian music history. A prolific songwriter and performer, Jimmy has been a storyteller for more than forty years; sharing his life and passions with Australians of all ages at over ten thousand gigs throughout his adopted homeland. He has amassed more #1 albums in Australia than the Beatles.Jimmy has sold over 12 million albums and he has been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame twice.

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