Whitesnake legend Bernie Marsden's memoir 'Where’s My Guitar?: An Inside Story of British Rock and Roll' is getting a full release this autumn.
Previously self-published by Bernie as a limited release in early 2017 under the slightly different moniker of ‘Where's My Guitar?: On the Tour Bus with the Snakeman’, Bernie has now penned a global publishing deal with HarperCollins imprint 4th Estate to release the book.
Newly streamlined and featuring updated stories from Bernie, ‘Where’s My Guitar?: An Inside Story of British Rock and Roll’ is available to buy on Hardback format on Thursday 14th November 2019 for £20. It's available to pre-order now.
Bernie says: “After a lengthy music career of some note, I am more than pleased to now be a part of publishing giants 4th Estate and HarperCollins.
“Signing with HarperCollins is a big thing for me, and to then have Michelle Kane as my editor is a terrific bonus - her experience and professionalism will be of great help to me I’m sure. Together with the whole 4th Estate team behind me I can’t wait to get this story out into the hands of the fans and beyond.”
‘Where’s My Guitar?’ is described as a “fascinating insight into the golden-age of 1970s and 80s rock and roll told through the eyes of music legend Bernie Marsden and, most notably, his role in establishing one of the world’s most famous rock bands of all time – Whitesnake.”
The synopsis continues: “Touring with AC/DC. Befriending The Beatles. Writing one of the world’s most iconic rock songs.
“This is the story of a young boy from a small town who dreamt of one day playing the guitar for a living – and ended up a rock n’ roll legend.
“It follows Bernie Marsden’s astonishing career in the industry – from tours in Cold War Germany and Franco’s Spain, to meeting and befriending George Harrison and touring Europe with AC/DC. It’s a story of hard graft, of life on the road, of meeting and playing with your heroes, of writing iconic rock songs – most notably the multi-million selling hit ‘Here I Go Again’ – and of being in one of the biggest rock bands of all time. At age 30, Bernie left Whitesnake due to serious conflict with his management, something he explores in this memoir for the very first time.
“Packed with stories and encounters with the likes of Ringo Starr, Elton John, Cozy Powell, Ozzy Osbourne, B.B. King and Jon Lord, this is not just a remarkable look into the highs and lows of being a true music legend, but an intimate account of the revolutionary impact rock and roll music has offered to the world.”
As reported back in May, Bernie Marsden will perform Whitesnake’s seminal 1980 album ‘Ready an’ Willing’ in its entirety at the inaugural Steelhouse Away Day at The Tramshed in Cardiff on Friday 13th September 2019.
Also featuring Kris Barras Band and Hollowstar on the line-up, tickets are on sale right here.