Bodies : life and death in music /

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Winwood, Ian,


Faber & Faber Ltd,, London, United Kingdom, p.xi, 300 pages ; (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00888702, (OCoLC)fst01016339, Death in music., Death., fast, Mental health., Mort dans la musique., Mort., Musicians, Musiciens


Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-300).Money, freedom, adoring fans: professional musicians seem to have it all. But beneath the surface lies a frightening truth. In Bodies, Ian Winwood explores the music industry's reluctance to confront its many failures. A music journalist for more than twenty-five years, his far-reaching, globe-trotting story features first-hand access to artists such as Foo Fighters, Green Day, Trent Reznor, Biffy Clyro, Muse, Frank Turner, Kings of Leon, Frightened Rabbit, Chris Cornell, Mark Lanegan, Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam and many others. Much more than a touchline reporter, Winwood also tells the tale of his own mental-health collapse, following the shocking death of his father, during which extinction-level behaviour was given perfect cover by a reckless industry.Sleeve notes -- Side one. Introduction -- Happiness is easy -- We are London -- Beautifully unconventional -- The ambassador -- God's comic -- Side two. High pressure low -- I must not think bad thoughts -- Epidemic -- Triple stage darkness -- Tunnels and trees -- Bonus track: Another state of mind.