While many women aspire to spend time backstage with the bands, perhaps even to bed them for ego or esteem, Roxana Shirazi is not one of them, though she’s bedded many “rock stars”. While many girls are keen to be adoring groupies, Roxana Shirazi is not that kind of a woman, though she’s been both adoring and adored. Many have labeled her the 1980’s version of Pamela Des Barres, but such a label is off mark and overly simplistic.
She is neither a groupie or a slut, as the title of her debut book might imply. Last spring saw the release of her first novel. The Last Living Slut: Born In Iran, Bred Backstage. Part rock and roll memoir, part autobiography, Shirazi begins by announcing to Mötley Crüe her desire and intent to sleep with the whole band. Sexually extroverted, aggressive and bold, Shirazi doesn’t hope the band will want her, she makes them want her. She shocks even the most jaded rocker with her frank sexual awareness and brazen assertiveness.
The book takes us on her journey growing up in war torn Iran, where she is jailed at 6 months old, and sexually aware by five. She tells us about adjusting to the racism she endures in England, and how her first chance sexual encounter with a bonafide rock star led her on a wild campaign through the backstage life.
From her close relationship with Buckcherry (who wanted to title her book Are You Fucking Man Enough?), to her heartbreaking romance with a member of Guns N’ Roses, Shirazi reveals her story, and her soul, in explicit detail. I have yet to ask her, but something tells me she may have been the muse for Buckcherry’s “Crazy Bitch”. I’ll have to ask next time we speak.
Shirazi’s physical beauty is obvious, and her senuality and sexuality are easy to see, hear, and feel. What is less obvious, unless she chooses to open up to you, is the depth of her intellectual, spiritual and emotional beauty.
Last August, I spent a wonderful Saturday evening on the phone with her at her England home. An interview that was once thought lost is now found, and I hope you enjoy getting to know her as much as I did.
She talks about Tehran, Jack The Ripper, animal cruelty and so much more. Too little time for such an intriguing conversation.
Buy the book. You won’t be able to forget it. And if you have questions for her, write them in the comments below and I’ll be sure to ask her for our next conversation…