Thursday, September 6, 2007

Former Rocker Grows Up, Looks Back

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One rocker-turned- writer isn’t letting his hair-metal history go to his head.

In his new book, Mom, Have You Seen My Leather Pants? (Three Rivers Press), Craig A. Williams recounts his ridiculous ride as the guitarist of Onyxxx, a band of teenage rockers who enjoyed a brief brush with fame during the hair-metal heyday of Motley Crue and Poison.

Williams says, “It was so surreal, it didn’t really occur to me as unusual at the time. The Sunset Strip would be literally jam packed with people in cowboy boots, leather pants, and big hair. Looking back, it’s like ‘How the f did that ever happen?’”

And while groupies and gigs definitely made for an awesome adolescence, Williams’s current career as a TV comedy writer is funny enough to keep his fantasies from flaming up.

Williams says, “If I’m in my car, I’ll still crank up the song and imagine I’m on stage and everyone loves me. But I don’t have the aspiration to make an ass out of myself anymore.”

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