All-female rock band Go-Go‘s bassist Kathy Valentine is set to publish her memoir, “All I Ever Wanted: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir,” on April 9.
According to the publisher, “Valentine’s story is a roller coaster of sex, drugs, and of course, music; it’s also a story of what it takes to find success and find yourself, even when it all comes crashing down.”
Along with the release of the autobiography, Valentine is releasing an accompanying soundtrack album featuring new original songs inspired by each chapter of her book.
In the memoir, Valentine shares the story about how she made her way from her home state of Texas to Los Angeles, where she joined what became one of the most successful all-female rock bands of all time. She also discusses her experiences meeting celebrities including The Police, Rod Stewart, John Belushi, Rob Lowe and many others.
To promote “All I Ever Wanted,” Valentine is lining up a series of appearances that will feature book signings, music performances and Q&A sessions with fellow musicians like Go-Go’s drummer Gina Schock, X‘s John Doe, Bikini Kill‘s Kathleen Hanna, and Tanya Donnelly of Belly, and Throwing Muses.
The promotional tour kicks off March 28 in Woodstock, New York, and conclude on May 28 at Somerville, Massachusetts. More appearances are expected to be added to the itinerary.
“All I Ever Wanted” Book Events with Kathy Valentine & Special Guests:
March 28 Woodstock Bookfest Woodstock, NY
April 3 Book People Austin, TX (with John Doe)
April 4 SABF San Antonio, TX
April 7 Book Soup/W. Hwd Library Los Angeles, CA (with Kathleen Hanna)
April 8 Green Apple San Francisco, CA (with Gina Schock)
April 15 NY Public Library New York, NY (with Anthony DeCurtis)
April 20 Greenlight @ St. Joseph’s Brooklyn, NY (with Lizz Winstead)
April 26 Cactus Music Houston, TX
May 2 Books in the Basin Festival Odessa, TX
May 7-8 Mom 2.0 Conference Los Angeles, CA
May TBA Parnassus Nashville, TN (with Ann Powers)
May TBA Lark & Owl Georgetown, TX
May 17 Antone’s Austin, TX (with Jody Denberg)
May 19 Nowhere Books San Antonio, TX (with Jenny Lawson)
May 22 Fabled Books Waco, TX
May 28 Once Somerville Boston, MA (with Tanya Donnelly)
August 15 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Cleveland, OH
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