Authour of Johnny Thunders Biography, Nina Antonia, interview on Punk Globe
29 August 2012
Nina Antonia is the author of the Johnny Thunder's authorised biography 'In Cold Blood', published by Cherry Red Books. Read an interview with her on Punk Globe by clicking here
The cult bible of all things Thunders, 'In Cold Blood' is the definitive portrait of the condemned man of rock 'n' roll, from the baptism of fire and tragedy that was the New York dolls, through the junkie punk years of the Heartbreakers and beyond. 'In cold Blood' is an unflinching account of a unique guitarist whose drug problems often overshadowed his considerable style and talent, and whose influence on such bands as The Sex Pistols and Guns N' Roses is still resonant. Originally written by Nina Antonia, with Thunder's blessing, 'In Cold Blood' now contains 4 additional chapters and gives the inside track on the guitarists career, culminating with his death in New Orleans, in 1991. Featuring over 100 photographs, including some never seen before shots, 'In Cold Blood' also contains anecdotes and comments from Thunders, and fellow musicians such as Richard Hell and Jerry Nolan, plus interviews with family members and friends, and a concise discography.