Billed as “a classic story of individualism and persistence,” the long-in-the-works autobiography by Hüsker Dü frontman Bob Mould — titled “See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody” — is scheduled to be published June 15 by Little, Brown and Company.
Co-written by Michael Azerrad, author of “Our Band Could be Your Life: Scenes From the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991,” the 288-page hardcover will reveal Mould’s “struggles with homosexuality, intimate relationships and drug and alcohol addiction,” according to the publisher.
On the musical side, the book will trace Mould’s “early love of 1960s AM radio pop hits to the Ramones to the making of Hüsker Dü classics like ‘Makes No Sense At All’ and ‘Celebrated Summer,'” as well as his post-Hüskers solo career (from which the book gleans its title), his ’90s band Sugar and beyond — including detours into both electronic music and professional wrestling.
Mould’s book arrives just eight months after Andrew Earles’ comprehensive biography “Hüsker Dü: The Story of the Noise-Pop Pioneers Who Launched Modern Rock,” which featured interviews with bandmates Grant Hart and Greg Norton — but not Mould.
According to the book’s publisher, Mould is expected to embark on a short, four-city author tour to promote “See a Little Light,” hitting New York City, San Francisco, Austin and Washington, D.C. — although dates haven’t yet been announced.
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- Vintage Video: Bob Mould, Peter Buck cover Neil Young’s ‘Cinnamon Girl’ in 1990
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- New Hüsker Dü biography by Andrew Earles due out in 2010
- Video: Bob Mould and No Age play Hüsker Dü at All Tomorrow’s Parties New York
- Bob Mould to mount brief U.S. tour in October in support of ‘Life and Times’