In the book, Gramm details his rise from humble, working-class roots in Rochester, NY to become one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most distinctive and popular voices.
Throughout, Gramm poignantly recounts how he realized his dream. Sadly, though, like many rock stars, Gramm would succumb to the trappings of wealth and fame. Foreigner’s remarkable success was due in large part to the song-writing synergy between Gramm and the band’s founder, Mick Jones. However, creative clashes between the two would become more frequent and the tension would result in Gramm’s departure, not once but twice, the second time for good.
But Gramm’s recounting of his life is also is a story of redemption. In the early 1990’s, he finally confronted his demons and checked into a drug rehabilitation center for a month. He came out a changed man and has remained sober ever since. Several years later, Gramm faced an even bigger challenge when diagnosed with an egg-sized brain tumor. After being given a death sentence by several physicians, he learned of a then-revolutionary laser surgery being done by a doctor in Boston. Gramm underwent a life-saving operation to remove the tumor and then courageously battled through radiation treatments and several harrowing years of rehab.
Working with best-selling author Scott Pitoniak, Gramm recounts this extraordinary life in a compelling and candid behind-the-scenes memoir.
Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock ‘N’ Roll will be available at www.triumphbooks.com and wherever books are sold.