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   Not Fade Away
A Backstage Pass to 20 Years of Rock and Roll
by Ben Fong-Torres
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Category: Rock/Folk/Punk - Bios
Code: 2459 |  ISBN: 0879305908 |  320 pp. |  Publication Date: 1999
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Format: Trade Paperback
About this book
This book collects Ben Fong-Torres's best interviews and profiles from Rolling Stone magazine, offering a behind-the-scenes take on the rock world from the late '60s through the '80s. The book follows Fong-Torres's life and development as a journalist while tracing Rolling Stone magazine's own metamorphosis from "scruffy rock journal" to powerful voice of a generation. It describes how stories were assigned, which stars were most (and least) cooperative, record labels' demands, and artists' reactions to the stories--from Neil Diamond's thank-you note to Ike Turner's alleged hitman threat. The author discusses the pitfalls and pleasures of being part of a cultural phenomenon.

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