Rock Star Babylon: Outrageous Rumors, Legends, and Raucous True Tales of Rock and Roll Icons

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Penguin, Jun 24, 2008 - Music - 288 pages
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Rockers Behaving Badly

From Ozzy Osbourne to Chuck Berry, Courtney Love to Keith Moon, Rock Star Babylon has gathered together the most outrageous antics and diva-esque misbehavior in the annals of rock. Here in a single volume are the most wickedly entertaining stories of over-the-top parties, crazy divorces, hidden cameras, trashed hotel rooms, misapplied epileptic interventions, and innocent headless bats. Running the gamut from the rude to the ridiculous, these reports of rock-and-rollers at their worst come straight from the mouths of those who were there—or those who were there but left early and heard about it afterward. Fun, shocking, and compulsively readable, Rock Star Babylon is a guilty pleasure for fans everywhere.

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Hilarious, if only for the footnotes. It's a pack of unsubstantiated rumours about rock stars. Most of said rumours involve one or another icky body fluid. Or vats of drugs. I laughed my way through it, even the gross parts. Not for the seeker of truth nor the easily offended. Read full review

Rock star Babylon: outrageous rumors, legends, and raucous true tales of rock and roll icons

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This compilation of wild, salacious rock 'n' roll debauchery stories, most of which may or may not be true, probably seemed like a good idea at the time. But in the hands of British writer and ... Read full review


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Jon Holmes is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, and comedian whose writing has appeared in "The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times," and "Time Out" (London). He proudly holds the record for the largest-ever fine for taste and decency offenses in British broadcasting history.

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