8/10/16: The wait is finally over! King Of An Empire To The Shoes Of A Misfit, 2nd Edition, available now!! First 100 copies hand numbered and signed.
Late in the summer of 1998, after having left his position as lead singer of the Misfits, Myke Hideous began writing an autobiography about his career as an independent musician.
It took one year to write the original manuscript, researching and gathering data from the personal journals he kept over the years. Another year was spent editing and re-writing the book based on corrections, revisions and improvements made by editor Chris Uhl, and a third year was spent searching for a publisher to release it.
King Of An Empire To The Shoes Of A Misfit is Myke’s story on what it takes to be an independent musician in the underground music world. It exposes Myke’s life from the time he created The Empire Hideous in 1988, all the way up to his brief position as lead singer for the Misfits.
This was how the original version of King Of An Empire To The Shoes Of A Misfit was spent being created. Then, on December 8th, 2005, after a few thousand books had been sold, Myke severed his contract with the publisher and stopped print all copies, ultimately rendering the book unavailable to the public for nearly a decade – that is, until now!
Shortly after the beginning of 2014, Myke announced that he would be re-releasing King Of An Empire To The Shoes Of A Misfit as a Second Edition print. But, before doing so he spent the summer re-editing the existing original chapters and also added a brand new chapter at the book’s end.
This new, Second Edition of King Of An Empire To The Shoes Of A Misfit features new front and back cover artwork, 30 new photographs out of 55 included throughout the book, re-edited versions of the first 10 chapters, and last but not least, the new 11th chapter detailing the time between 2000-2014.