Bodies : Life and Death in Music
The must-read music book of the year, as heard on The Times Radio & 5LIVE and extracted in Rolling Stone & the Daily Telegraph
'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.
Format/pages: paperback / 320 pages
Publisher: Faber & Faber