Red Hot Chili Peppers - By the way: the biography

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Virgin Books, Sep 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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The Chili Peppers' groundbreaking rock/funk/pop fusion has gained them a huge and loyal fan base over the years, but the worldwide success of their 2002 album By The Way has now pushed them into the top league of alternative rock crossover success. The product of several years of detailed research, Dave Thompson's in-depth, fully updated account of the band's private lives and public highs and lows is not just a must-read for any serious fan of the Chili Peppers, but a perfect way for their legions of fans to discover their remarkable story.

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User Review  - Leigh Roberts - Goodreads

Thoroughly researched. Informative Read full review

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User Review  - John somers - Goodreads

Poor book. Struggled to get through it. Far too much discussion of the bands musical influences and too little info on their struggles with drug addiction and their personal lives. Reads like most of it could have been written by someone whos read a lot about the band but never actually met them. Read full review



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About the author (2004)

Dave Thompson has interviewed Ozzy on two occasions and has written about his music for a variety of publications both in the US and UK. Since 1984, Thompson has written many music books, both on specific artists and genres including ones on Kurt Cobain, Cream, George Clinton and Red Hot Chili Peppers. He is a frequent contributor to Goldmine, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, MOJO, AllMusic Guide, and Melody Maker.

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