Tommy Lee’s Dr. Feelgood
What do Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee, The Runaways’ Lita Ford and The Roots‘ “Captain” Kirk Douglas have in common? They’ve all contributed insights on living a balanced rock’n’roll lifestyle — despite arduous touring and the temptations of life on the road — to The Rockstar Remedy, an upcoming book by Dr. Gabrielle Francis. A holistic doctor who has spent more than 30 years touring with bands, Francis says her book “allows people room for celebration and imperfection while still moving toward vitality.”
Linda Perry’s New Project
Now that the first season of VH1’s Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project has ended, the show’s songwriting namesake has been coaching the winners, Anjuli Stars and Candice Martello, through the recording of their upcoming albums. “She doesn’t want to commit to a second season before trying to get these two artists’ careers to blossom,” says Make or Break house guitarist Eli Pearl. “She isn’t a fan of how American Idol or The Voice do it. Sometimes you never hear anything about the winner again.” The point may be moot. VH1 has not yet announced whether it is renewing the show.
One Direction’s Las Vegas Hangover
Did 1D OD on Vegas? “We’ve been here for too long … We lost all our money,” the group’s Liam Payne said during the iHeartRadio festival on Sept. 20. “Harry [Styles] is not old enough to be here.” Indeed, the parties in between stadium gigs seem to have taken their toll on Styles, 20, who was visibly out of sorts when he entered the pressroom for an impromptu interview and, looking panicked, turned and left.
Additional reporting by Andrew Hampp.
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This article originally appeared in the Oct. 4 issue of Billboard.