NOFX has detailed the release of its upcoming 352-page autobiography titled The Hepatitis Bathtub Stories and Other Stories, which will be released in Spring of 2016.
The book, which was written by Jeff Alulis (aka Jeff Penalty), is being described by the publisher's website as "the first tell-all autobiography from one of the world's most influential and controversial punk bands. Alongside hilarious anecdotes about pranks and drunkenness and teenage failures-featuring the trademark NOFX sense of humor-the book also shares the ugliness and horror the band members experienced on the road to becoming DIY millionaires."
The description continues: "Fans and non-fans alike will be shocked by the stories of murder, suicide, addiction, counterfeiting, riots, bondage, terminal illness, the Yakuza, and pee...lots and lots of pee. Told by each of the band members (and two former members), NOFX looks back at more than thirty years of comedy, tragedy, and completely inexplicable success."
If you're a fan of the band, you'll know that they're not far off with their description. Formed in 1983 in Los Angeles, California, NOFX has released 11 studio albums to date. The now four-piece band, consisting of Fat Mike, Eric Melvin, El Hefe and Erik Sandin, is certainly a staple to the punk rock community.
A few prominent musicians have been able to preview the book and have already commented on the work. “NOFX and Fat Mike are amongst the most powerful influences of my genre. This book is a ‘must own’ for anyone who still cherishes what is left of Punk and Rock ‘n’ Roll," says Joan Jett. “F*cking gnarly. And great!," says Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day.
NOFX will release The Hepatitis Bathtub Stories and Other Stories on April 12th via Da Capo Press, with pre-orders now live via nearly every purchasing outlet, including Amazon, for both digital and paperback. You can view the book's typically quirky cartoon artwork below.