BOOK OF THE WEEK: “It may seem flashy, but the rock business is a dirty business full stop.”
LONG acclaimed as a classic fly-on-the-wall memoir, Diary of a Rock’n’roll Star is Ian Hunter’s candid account of Mott the Hoople’s five-week American tour in November and December of 1972.
In the diary, the first ever rock autobiography, Hunter strips away the glittering façade of the rock star’s lifestyle and introduces readers to the reality of life on the road, from the discomforts of cheap motels to fatigue brought on by endless travel.
Now republished to include his 2015 Japanese tour diary for the first time, and featuring a foreword by actor Johnny Depp, a context-setting introduction from Campbell Devine and a new epilogue from Ian Hunter, Diary of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star is a timeless glimpse into the reality of the world of rock. It may seem flashy, but the rock business is a dirty business full stop.
Text courtesy: OMNIBUS PRESS