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"e;You know, sometimes I wake up and for a few moments I think I am teenager again. Sometimes I feel like I am a young man and all the people who have died are still here, and I have my whole life ahead of me. Then I remember."e; A haunting novella from Benjamin Myers about two old brothers, in a cabin, in a north European country, chopping wood, rubbing along, living and... well, we don't want to say more. But this is a special, strange and wonderfully touching piece of writing. Writing to love.
In February 1995, Richey Edwards checked out of a London hotel instead of flying to the US with the rest of the Manic Street Preachers. There were a few subsequent sightings but then nothing. His body was never found, and he was declared legally dead in November 2008. Now Richard tells the story of his life - and disappearance - as he might have told it. `This moving, tender novel tells the story of a lost boy adrift in a world that he can't make sense of' Marie Claire `Myers deserves credit not only for adding a third dimension to Edwards, but for trying a fourth, for attempting to document a period of his life that seems destined to remain a mystery' The Times `A sympathetic and sad imagining of the boy who became a reluctant pop idol' Time Out `Harrowing and hauntingly sad' Mojo
The first and only book on Muse is now fully updated with exclusive interviews with the band themselves. By the release of their astonishing million-selling fourth album, Black Holes & Revelations , Muse had become the biggest rock band in the UK, selling out Wembley Stadium for two nights - the first band ever to play at the new venue. Muse: Inside The Muscle Museum charts the band's ascension and includes exclusive interviews with the band and numerous associates over their entire career, and also includes the author's eyewitness accounts at various stages along the way.
From South California, System of a Down have evolved from a cult band of the metal underground to one of the world's biggest bands. With exclusive interviews with them and major players involved in their story, Ben Myers' book will be the first and definitive account of this remarkable band.
THE WORLD'S FIRST GREEN DAY BIOGRAPHY After fifteen years together and still only in their early thirties, Green Day are the biggest punk band in the world. Self-confessed latch-key kids from small blue-collar Californian towns, Green Day's story is far from simple: bassist Dirnt was born addicted to heroin and left home at fifteen singer Billie-Joe was the youngest of six children whose father died when he was young; and drummer Tre Cool was rarely at home and gigging at the age of twelve. Inspired by both the energy of British punk bands like the Sex Pistols and Buzzcocks and cult American bands such as Dead Kennedys and Husker Du Green Day formed in 1989 when all three members were still at school. Against a backdrop of dodgy glam rock revivalists and mainstream rock-pop, the trio were quickly selling out every underground club that booked them. Word spread fast. Two modest albums down the line, their 1994 major label debut Dookie, was a 10-million-selling worldwide hit album that seized the zeilgest while rock music was still reeling from the death of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. Punk was back on the agenda. Throughout the Nineties, Green Day asserted themselves as godfathers to a new breed of bands such as Sum 41 and Blink-182. They toured the world, headlined all the big festivals, won countless awards and released multi-million selling albums. In 2004 Green Day reached a career pinnacle with the concept album American idiot, a sophisticated commentary on modern life. The No. 1 success of the album, extended Green Day's fanbase even further - from pre-teen kids to previously sceptical critics - making them one of the world's biggest rock bands.
Rising from humble London-Irish beginnings to iconic status by the age of 21, emancipated Rotten has always been the driving force in punk's finest. This text contains an in-depth account of the music and career of John Lydon since the demise of the Sex Pistols in 1978.