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Rolling stone raves : what your rock & roll favorites favor
Bozza, Anthony.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Rolling Stone Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
xvi, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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PN6084.R62 R66 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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What influences the people who influence us? To answer that question, Rolling Stone created the "Raves" column, a forum for popular recording artists to discuss their influences, favorite movies, books, bands, foods, clothes, countries, stories & albums (& that's just a short list of subjects). Raves: What Your Rock & Roll Favorites Favor is a compulsively readable collection of anecdotes, rants, rages, gushes, & testimonials from the artists who, for better or worse, have shaped our times. Raves is divided thematically into chapters such as "The Show That Rocked My World" (Henry Rollins on Led Zepplin; Billy Idol on the Sex Pistols; Dave Matthews on Tom Waits; Heavy D. on New Edition), "What's Cookin'?" (Joan Jett's falafel; Erykah Badu's Love Tea), & "Every Day I Read the Book" (David Bowie on William S. Burroughs; Stevie Nicks on Aleister Crowley). And there are many more entries from over 300 of our favorite (or not-so-favorite) artists, including hundreds of raves from the Rolling Stone archives & from compiler Anthony Bozza's unexpurgated interviews. In addition, there are over forty photographs, & twenty original, never-before-published self-portraits by artists such as Sheryl Crow, Gwen Stefani of No Doubt, & Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray. Whether you're looking to get turned on to a great singer, movie, or book, or just curious about what inspires everyone from Bo Diddley to Bob Dylan to Ozzy Osbourne to Puff Daddy to Bjork, Raves is a must for anyone who, to paraphrase MTV veejay Matt Pinfield's preface, wants to feel a spiritual & soulful connection to the artists who touch our lives with music.