Notorious Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has published an autobiography with Bantam Press called, "Twisting My Melon, Man". The Happy Mondays were one of the four "Madchester" bands, along with The Stone Roses, The Charlatans and The Inspiral Carpets, that road the wave of ecstasy fueled dance-rock that bridged the gap between new wave and rave culture in the late-1980s. The book tells the story about Ryder's childhood, the formation of the band, and his subsequent career.
Ryder's outlandish reputation for drug use, particularly heroin and crack, has made him somewhat of a cult figure, but in recent years he's settled down, having gotten married and appearing on British tv shows. A rock 'n roll survivor, no doubt.