Awesome news for fans of Nashville punks Blacklist Royals. The band’s drummer, Rob Rufus, has announced plans to release his first book in Spring 2017. Entitled “Die Young With Me,” the tome serves as a memoir, chronicling Rufus’ diagnosis of a rare type of Stage IV cancer as a teenager. Rufus is now on the other side of 30, having successfully kicked cancer’s ass, though the illness left obvious scars of the physical and emotional variety. “Die Young With Me” will be published via Simon & Schuster; stay tuned for more info.
If the book’s title sounds familiar, it’s the same title that Rob Rufus (above right) and his twin brother Nat (above left), who serve as the backbone of the band that has contained a number of moving parts over the years, gave their sophomore full length upon it’s release in June 2014 (Krian Music Group). The album also chronicles Rufus’ cancer diagnosis, though unquestionably in looser terms than the book will cover the same source material.
Blacklist Royals’ last release was Dead Time Vol. 1: Songs of The Cure, a digital EP of The Cure cover songs, released on September 21, 2015.
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