Brace yourself for a roller coaster thrill ride as you join the Tattoo the Earth 2000 summer tour of America, the most insane tour ever inflicted on a continent. Featuring twenty of metal’s biggest bands, including Metallica, Slipknot, and Slayer, plus Filip Leu, Sean Vasquez, and the world’s best tattoo artists, these renegade outsiders pissed off all the wrong music business heavyweights but left delirious inked fans in their wake.
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"...a rare chronicle of the era in which tattooing went from an underground activity to a part of the mainstream—a shift that Tattoo the Earth can lay claim to having energized. A highly entertaining account of one of rock’s most colorful tours." - Kirkus Reviews
"...provides interesting, hilarious and often harrowing insight into an era when tattooing was still largely an underground subculture and metal was feared by many." - Revolver
"... it shows that you better do a deep background check into the type of people that you might be dealing with..." - Kevin Lyman, Warped Tour Founder
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Revolver - March 24, 2022
Podioslave Podcast - March 7, 2022
Episode 104: A Conversation with Scott Alderman - Author and Creater of the Tattoo the Earth Tour
Worcester Magazine - January 19, 2022
Last Call with Scott Alderman, tour producer, metalhead and author
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In 2020, Scott Alderman published his first book, a memoir titled Get Off. Scott was born in New York City, and has a BA in literature and writing from Columbia University. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and kid.
"This is the voice of a natch'l born raconteur with the courage to venture to the darkest spaces of the human heart with uncanny compassion and deep honesty." - Oliver Trager, Author of Dig Infinity!
"...there's a real feeling of life happening. Even when the book veers into the extreme, the voice is open and matter-of-fact, which leaves the reader free to react. This is an intense and rewarding memoir." - Vivian Heller, author of City Beneath Us
"This tell-all read is graphic and unabashed, detailing a life of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll from both extremes: the ecstatic and the tragic. Unsentimental but sincere, Alderman is able to get past the romance of his own tall tales to pry out wisdom and meaning, as well as difficult lessons that ring timeless for youth of any generation." - Publishing Review, ★★★★½