|Born||1954 (age 59–60)|
|Occupation||author, music producer, songwriter|
Ric Browde (born 1954) is an American author, music producer, and songwriter. and was involved in the emergence of the Los Angeles glam music scene in the 1980s. He produced Poison's multi-platinum debut album, "Look What the Cat Dragged In", which unexpectedly captivated American audiences in 1987. Browde followed by producing, arranging and co-writing Faster Pussycat's debut album in 1987, and co-writing and co-producing Joan Jett's return to commercial success with "Up Your Alley" in 1988. Browde later produced a series of commercially unsuccessful albums, including the Dogs D'Amour's Straight, Finland's junkie/guitar hero Andy McCoy, LA Glamsters, Jetboy, English girl group No Shame, and Los Angeles bands Flies on Fire and Kill For Thrills.
In the 1970s Browde produced several platinum albums for renowned right wing gun-toting guitarist Ted Nugent, despite them mutually hating each other. After his record sales dwindled, Browde made a career change with his satirical and somewhat autobiographical novel, "While I'm Dead...Feed the Dog" in 1999. Translated into several languages the book was turned into a movie. Filming commenced in August 2012 and the cast includes Mary-Louise Parker, Selena Gomez, Heather Graham, Dermot Mulroney, Jason Lee, Elizabeth Shue, and Nat Wolff.
In the 1970s Browde was writing music for porn films,working as a roadie and involved in the production of albums by Ted Nugent producer. He worked on seven Nugent albums, including Double Live Gonzo, Scream Dream, and Intensities before starting his own production company in 1982 and producing W.A.S.P., and Victory.
In 1987 Browde produced and arranged Poison's multi-platinum debut album Look What the Cat Dragged In. Browde followed his success with Poison by producing and arranging Faster Pussycat's debut album in 1987 and co-writing and co-producing Joan Jett's return to commercial success Up Your Alley.
Browde has recorded thirty-six albums to date and sold over twenty-seven million records earning eight platinum and eleven gold records.
He decided to put producing off for a while to pursue other career ventures when he wrote the satirical novel While I'm Dead Feed the Dog in 2000 and later sold the rights in 2006 for it to become a film. Filming started in 2012 and the movie will be released sometime in 2014 as Behaving Badly starring Nat Wolff as Ric Thibault, Selena Gomez as Nina Pennington, with Mary-Louise Parker, Heather Graham, Elisabeth Shue, Jason Lee, and Dermot Mulroney.