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Jeremy Spencer Death Punch'd

September 2, 201415 min
Hailed by the New York Times as one of the most consistently popular bands on the rock charts, Five Finger Death Punch has become a heavyweight champ in music. But the band’s cofounder and drummer, Jeremy Spencer, did not have an easy ride to the top. Now, in DEATH PUNCH’D: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch’s Metal Mayhem (It Books; September 2, 2014; Hardcover; $26.99), Spencer opens up about how a mischievous boy rose from small-town Indiana to one of the decade’s top-selling bands globally—and how he nearly destroyed it all for a good time. “The day I left treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, I decided to write my story,” says Spencer. “I was feeling raw and exposed and hoped just ‘getting it all out’ would be therapeutic. And, it was. Sitting on a tour bus with little to do, I found myself writing two or three thousand words a day. It didn’t occur to me until I’d written fifty or sixty thousand that my story might be helpful to others who need encouragement in pursuing their

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