Unlocking the Truth by Unlocking the Truth, Charisse Jones


Unlocking the Truth by Unlocking the Truth, Charisse Jones

A rock band on the cusp of massive stardom. Unlocking the Truth is made up of three thirteen-year-old African American boys: Malcolm, Jared, and Alec. When not in school they spend their time as rock stars opening for the likes of Motorhead and Guns N' Roses and crowd surfing at Coachella, recently signing a major album deal with Sony. The key to their success: hard work, dedication, passion, and focus on their art. Part memoir and part guide book, the boys share the essential truths and principles, such as faith, determination and friendship, that led to their success and continue to drive them. The book will inspire and be a resource for kids looking to realize their own dreams, as well as parents who want to support their children's aspirations.


Praise for Unlocking the Truth Coming in hot! Marilyn Manson After having seen Unlocking the Truth play at the Troubadour I was blown away. Their talent and their love for music is inspiring. Nick Jonas I recently had the chance to see Unlocking the Truth live after hearing much about them. It was truly inspiring to witness such a young band already that accomplished and waving the metal flag so strongly. You can t help but to root for this band. Here s to the next generation! Eddie Trunk, host of That Metal Show on VH1 Classic and Friday Night Rocks on Q104.3 FM New York Unlocking the Truth are the Olympic runners right now for the men of color playing Rock and Roll. Doug Wimbish, Living Colour Unlocking the Truth s book is a refreshing, honest and intimate look at the birth of a groundbreaking heavy metal boy band that will not only make you want to feel their music, but you ll want to cheer them on every step of the way. The personal stories and photos found throughout these pages provide a window into the multifaceted lives of Malcolm, Alec and Jarad, as boys on the verge of becoming young men, world-renowned musicians, and at their core, best friends. Misty Copeland, soloist at American Ballet Theatre and New York Times bestselling author of Life in Motion and the award-winning Firebird

About the Author

Unlocking the Truth isthe youngest heavy metal group ever signed to a majorrecord label.They first began attracting attention with street performances in Times Square and Washington Square Park. Charisse Jonesis aPulitzer-prize winning journalist who co-wrote the New York Times bestselling Life in Motion, ABT dancer Misty Copeland s memoir.

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288 pages


Unlocking the Truth, Charisse Jones
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Putnam Juvenile an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

1st June 2015



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