By Allan Jones
By turns hilarious, cautionary, poignant and robust, the cease Me...stories amassed the following comprise encounters with a few of rock's such a lot iconic stars, together with David Bowie, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Neil younger, Elvis Costello, The intercourse Pistols, The conflict, The Smiths, R.E.M. and Pearl Jam. From behind the curtain brawls and drug blow-outs, to riots, megastar punch-ups, inn room confessionals and journey bus lunacy, those are tales from the insanity of a song scene now lengthy gone.
Allan Jones is an award-winning British song journalist and editor. In 1974, he utilized for a task at the UK's best-selling tune paper as a junior reporter, signing off his program with "Melody Maker wishes a bullet up the arse. i am the gun, pull the trigger†?. He was once editor of Melody Maker from 1984 to 1997 and until eventually 2014 editor of song and picture per 30 days Uncut.
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