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Bodies

Ian Winwood

‘Finally, a book about the music industry that tells the truth. Anyone with any interest in the real stories behind the music they love should devour this visceral examination of art, drugs, mental health and music.’ FRANK TURNER

Format
Audio book
ISBN
9780571364213
Date Published
19.04.2022
Delivery
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Summary

The must-read music book of the year, as heard on The Times Radio & 5LIVE and extracted in Rolling Stone & the Daily Telegraph

‘Required reading’ Irish Times

‘Electrifying’ Kerrang

‘Genuinely eye-popping’ Guardian

‘Essential’ Classic Rock

‘Harrowing, hilarious and important.’ FRANK TURNER

Money, freedom, adoring fans: professional musicians seem to have it all. But beneath the surface lies a frightening truth: for years the music industry has tolerated death, addiction and exploitation in the name of entertainment.

In Bodies, Ian Winwood explores the industry’s reluctance to confront its many failures in a far-reaching story which features first-hand access to artists such as Foo Fighters, Green Day, Trent Reznor, Biffy Clyro, Kings of Leon, Chris Cornell, Mark Lanegan, Pearl Jam. Much more than a touchline reporter, Winwood also tells the tale of his own mental-health collapse following the shocking death of his father. Written with warmth, humour and bracing honesty, Bodies is a deeply personal story and essential reading for musicians and fans alike.

Critic Reviews

Finally, a book about the music industry, now and in the past, that tells the truth. Anyone with any interest in the real stories behind the music they love should devour this; but they should brace themselves for some difficult stories. Winwood is excoriatingly honest in his appraisal of both the artists and himself, in this visceral examination of art, drugs, mental health and music.

Frank Turner
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Ian Winwood is a music journalist whose work has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, Kerrang!, Rolling Stone, Mojo, NME, Q and the BBC. His most recent book, Smash!, was published in 2019.@IanWinwood1

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