Peter Frampton, fresh off of his farewell tour of the U.S. last year, has announced that his memoir – “Do You Feel Like I Do?” will be released on October 20th. Frampton collaborated with former Rolling Stone magazine editor Alan Light on the book of which Frampton stated; “This is my journey, all I ever wanted to do was play guitar and it’s taken me many different places – physically and mentally. I’ve been to the moon and back without a rocket, but also to the depths of despair. You never stop paying your dues. Failure has been my greatest inspiration. I brush myself off and then I want to ‘do it again.’ Do You Feel Like I Do?”
According to a press release, the book will touch upon his work with childhood friend David Bowie, his struggles with substance abuse, the “blessing and curse” of his breakthrough album Frampton Comes Alive! and the inflammatory muscle disease that is threatening to end his career as a live performer.
“Peppered throughout his narrative is the story of his favorite guitar, which he thought he’d lost in a plane crash in 1980,” reads a statement. “But in 2011, it mysteriously showed up again – saved from the wreckage. Frampton will tell of that unlikely reunion here in full for the first time, and it is emblematic of his life and career as a legendary artist.”
Frampton’s farewell tour resumes this year. You can view Peter Frampton tour dates here.
What’s your favorite Peter Frampton song/album?