April 4th, 2017 – New York City, NY – New York City Hardcore legend, John Joseph, frontman of the Cro-Mags, has released the second edition of his autobiography, The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon today. This new edition, which features additional chapters, and photographs from John’s personal collection, is available for purchase at http://johnjoseph.merchnow.com/. Previously featured by outlets like VICE, AOL Build, Faction Radio on SiriusXM,The Village VoiceandInked Magazine, John Joseph has an unbelievable story of abuse, crime, heartbreak, redemption and survival that you don’t want to miss.
In his autobiography, John recounts his hard times and spiritual redemption. A traumatic childhood in foster homes was just the beginning of John’s evolution. Before fronting one of the most important bands in the underground punk scene, the Cro-Mags, as well as Bloodclot, John faced homelessness, addiction, betrayal and insanity. Still, even his success couldn’t save him from a relapse that set him back to square one – rock bottom. The book is a raw and unapologetic autobiography about his life. Consider yourself warned. The events mentioned out here may or may not coincide with your life but the symptoms and remedies would surely do. The placid demonstration of truth presents an unmasked picture of his life.
John hosted a book release event last night at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, where he read an excerpt from his book, answered fan questions and signed copies of his book. He will be hosting a similar event at The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles, CAtomorrow evening, April 5that 7:30pm. John will also be appearing at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Bookson April 22ndand speaking on the panel “Emerging from the Underground: Surviving Punk Rock.”
On the announcement of the re-release of his book, John shared “A lot of stuff has happened since we released the book in 2007. I’ve updated information, added a couple of chapters and photos, but the message stays the same. I want to show others that no matter what they are going through in life, they have to never quit and never surrender. If you are willing to fight through it, you can get through anything.”
John spends time mentoring at-risk and incarcerated youths & adults, feeding the homeless and participating in charitable organizations that impact the streets he grew up on in New York City. He also has many other projects in the works including books, films and TV projects. Additionally, he is a competitive Ironman triathlete, having participated in 8 events including last year’s KONA World Championship. He’s replaced the Iron Bars of the prison system with the Ironman Triathlon as a way to constantly challenge himself physically, mentally and spiritually. John has also written another book, “Meat is For Pussies,” which is an in-your-face look at guys’ health which has become an underground success and has helped thousands of men change their bad eating habits and lifestyles.
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