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Roxana Shirazi engaged in some risky sex while hanging with rock’s raunchiest hair bands. But the unrepentant groupie is courting bigger danger with her memoir, ‘The Last Living Slut: Born in Iran, Bred Backstage.’

Shirazi says several editors and agents passed on her manuscript for fear of a fatwa – the Islamic death sentence that once put ‘Satanic Verses’ author Salman Rushdie in fear of his life.

But her two champions, authors Neil Strauss and Anthony Bozza, finally persuaded HarperCollins to publish it under the new Igniter imprint.

It’s not hard to see what might incite the mullahs in Tehran, where Shirazi lived until she was 10.

‘I haven’t attacked Islam itself,’ she tells us. ‘But they probably don’t think I should be writing about doing sex during my Koran classes.’

Her later rock debauchery is so explicit as to make Pamela Des Barres’ famous ‘I’m With the Band’ read ‘like a nun’s diary,’ the book warns.

There’s also the art: photos of a naked Shirazi, and another of her dressed in a traditional chador while making an obscene gesture with her fingers and tongue.