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

"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
Edward C. Colver
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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