Books

Autobiography by Morrissey: A Full Review

Morrissey’s Autobiography largely lives up to the reputation of its author – sometimes for better, often for worse. “Naturally my birth almost kills my mother, for my head is too...
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Book Review: Run Wild by Boff Whalley

PREMISE: Chumbawamba guitarist hits 50, takes a year’s sabbatical in America to write a memoir about his love of “wild running” – and uses his observations of the 2010 New...
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Name your fave rock bio – and why: competition winners

So, to the winner of my competition, where I asked you to name your fave rock bio and state why, in less than 50 words, and win a signed copy...
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Now in paperback: A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths

The UK paperback edition of A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths is published today, September 5th, by Windmill Books/Random House, precisely twelve months after...
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Thick As Thieves: Jam fans tell their story

Two years back, while in Britain on a lengthy research trip for my Smiths biography, I went to Brighton for a Paul Weller concert (my first time seeing the Modfather...
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Road Trip Reading and Listening

The one thing this Amazon widget can not include is the series of ‘Road Trip’ CDs a group of us made last year as part of a chain-mail make-your-own-mix CD...
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The Clash: The Music That Matters

On February 15, Omnibus Press will be publishing my book The Clash: The Music That Matters. This is, essentially, an update of the same book published all the way back...
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Celebrate American Independence With The British Invasion!

Woodstock, NY – The Golden Notebook Bookstore presents a discussion and celebration of the music of the British Invasion with three experts on British Rock of the 1960s-1970s: Tony Fletcher,...
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