Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L.: Bedeviled

In his new book, the infamous OC punk rocker describes how he exorcised 'An American Demon': Himself

These days, when he's not writing, playing music, giving recovery speeches, or driving three and a half hours to the next one, he's by the ocean or taking walks in the wetlands. He's an escapist when it comes to music and literature—it's sci-fi, fantasy and mellow soul for him—but he sees his own story as downright Dickensian.

"It's a fucking Southern California Christmas Carol. I really was an asshole that basically got a look at himself, woke up and said, 'No, man. I'm in the wrong business.' It doesn't mean I don't play in T.S.O.L.—because of T.S.O.L., I've had the chance to stick my hand out to a lot of people," he says. "Guys come out to the show and say, 'Hey, man, I'm having trouble; I'm hurting,' whatever. I freely give my number out; I hand it out onstage and say, 'Call me. Here's my number; call the house,' whatever.

"I'm Jack Grisham. Call me."

Photo by John Gilhooley; Hair and makeup by Mae Hess
Jack Grisham onstage
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Jack Grisham onstage

Location Info


Grand Romance River Boat

200 Aquarium Way, Dock
Long Beach, CA 90803

Category: Music Venues

Region: Long Beach


An American Demon: A Memoir by Jack Grisham; ECW Press, Independent Publishers Group. $19.95.

Book-release party with T.S.O.L., the Crowd, the Hated, Love Canal and Yeastie Boys aboard the Grand Romance Riverboat. Sun., 2-6 p.m. Free.

Visit jackgrisham.com and facebook.com/jackgrisham for more info.


SLIDESHOW: Click here to go behind the scenes of our cover-photo shoot with Jack Grisham

WEB EXTRA: Click here to read five more shocking excerpts from An American Demon

SLIDESHOW: Click here to see images from Grisham's book release party aboard the Grand Romance River Boat

This article appeared in print as "The Devil In Mr. Grisham: In his new book, the infamous front man of OC punk legends T.S.O.L. describes how he exorcised An American Demon: Himself."

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Friday May 20th from 6-8 PM TKO Records in Fountain Valley will be hosting a reading by Jack Grisham from his new memoir "An American Demon." This event is free to the public and all ages are welcome. Free Pizza and beverages will be provided. For more info, please visit this event's facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event....

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Saw TSOL back in 1982 with the Bad Brains and the Dead Kennedys. TSOL had a rep for violence then. Not surprising. Why is SoCal so violent?


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