Bodies: Life and Death in Music
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This interview is generally considered to be fiction of the journalist and to have never actually occurred.
Definitely not for the faint hearted with some of the details, but the brutal reality of how some people deal with being at the top of their chosen game, and how they chose to deal with the fame, not always in the most healthy way (including an awful insight into Lost Prophets ending). It’s a captivating central spine that revisits encounters with several artists, including Trent Reznor, whose early career was defined by a darkness still inescapably referred to in interviews decades later. It’s also an environment with a history of heavily skewed power dynamics open to all manner of abuses.If you're someone who cares about more than just the music - the musicians, the tours, the journalists - this is a sobering read. Other bands to feature more are Biffy Clyro who are treated in a rather overly adulatory manner and the Lostprophets, aka one of the grimnest stories in music.
interspersed with his own story of dealing with a serious addiction, this book mostly focuses on stories of bands with mental illness and how the industry doesn’t support them. There are lots of interesting stories and as I've said, some very difficult ones to read; I stopped reading Kerrang! These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. If I may brag a little, the author didn't mention a single band or artist I hadn't at least heard of, and I even recognised some musicians who weren't mentioned by name.The author is clearly great friends with Frank Turner and he show horns the singer into so many pages it’s hilarious. It’s a situation compounded by a noticeable lack of duty of care on the part of management and record companies. I reviewed this without reading the extra chapter that was apparently written on Taylor Hawkins, as despite me purchasing this after it was added, it wasn't included in my Kindle version. Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's daily session limit.