the dead & dying. Our similarly inclined friend, writer Jeremy Simmonds, has the brand new edition of his classic book, The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: Heroin, Handguns, and Ham Sandwiches, out today!
Get your copy now - right here.
The bible of music’s deceased idols—Jeff Buckley, Sid Vicious, Jimi
Hendrix, Tupac, Elvis—this is the ultimate record of all those who
arrived, rocked, and checked out over the last 40-odd years of fast
cars, private jets, hard drugs, and reckless living.
The truths behind
thousands of fascinating stories—such as how Buddy Holly only decided to
fly so he’d have time to finish his laundry—are coupled with perennial
questions, including Which band boasts the most dead members? and Who had the bright idea of changing a light bulb while standing in the shower?,
as well as a few tales of lesser-known rock tragedies.
include all the rock deaths since the previous edition—including Ike
Turner, Dan Fogelberg, Bo Diddley, Isaac Hayes, Eartha Kitt, Michael
Jackson, Clarence Clemons, Amy Winehouse, and many, many more—this new
edition has been comprehensively revised throughout. An indispensable
reference full of useful and useless information, with hundreds of
photos of the good, the bad, and the silly, this collection is
guaranteed to rock the world of trivia buffs and diehards alike.