Crazy Stories in the Rick James’ Memoir

by Rachel Baker on July 11, 2014

The book, Glow, which is an autobiography about Rick James, is out this week. Rolling Stones has ten of the craziest stories from the book to wet your appetite…

If even half the stories in Rick James’s new autobiography, Glow, are true, then James led one of the most epic rock lives ever. The book, written with David Ritz, was finished posthumously (James died of a heart attack in 2004, at age 56) and is out this week, alongside a digital box set of his Complete Motown Albums.

James became one of the leading lights of funk in the late Seventies and early Eighties, but across the years, the singer was equally obsessed with sex and drugs. At one point in the book, he approvingly remembers the SUNY Buffalo English major he hooked up with for a while (“She had a PhD in blow jobs,” according to James) who adapted a line of T.S. Eliot’s poetry for him: “In the room the women come and go/Talking of Michelangelo” became “In the room the women come and go, looking to snort Rick James’s blow.”

From Dali to Bestiality: The 10 Craziest Stories in Rick James’ Memoir

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