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Author Brennan, Jake, author.

Title Disgraceland : musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly / Jake Brennan.

Publication Info. New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.
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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  780.922 BRE    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  780.922 BRE    DUE 07-29-20
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Edition First edition.
Description x, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary You may know Jerry Lee Lewis married his thirteen-year-old cousin but did you know he shot his bass player in the chest with a shotgun or that a couple of his wives died under extremely mysterious circumstances? Or that Sam Cooke was shot dead in a seedy motel after barging into the manager's office naked to attack her? Maybe not. Would it change your view of him if you knew that, or would your love for his music triumph? Real rock stars do truly insane thing and invite truly insane things to happen to them; murder, drug trafficking, rape, cannibalism and the occult. We allow this behavior. We are complicit because a rock star behaving badly is what's expected. It's baked into the cake. Deep down, way down, past all of our self-righteous notions of justice and right and wrong, when it comes down to it, we want our rock stars to be bad. We know the music industry is full of demons, ones that drove Elvis Presley, Phil Spector, Sid Vicious and that consumed the Norwegian Black Metal scene. We want to believe in the myths because they're so damn entertaining. Disgraceland is a collection of the best of these stories about some of the music world's most beloved stars and their crimes. It will mix all-new, untold stories with expanded stories from the first two seasons of the Disgraceland podcast. Using figures we already recognize, Disgraceland shines a light into the dark corners of their fame revealing the fine line that separates heroes and villains as well as the danger Americans seek out in their news cycles, tabloids, reality shows and soap operas. At the center of this collection of stories is the ever-fascinating music industry--a glittery stage populated by gangsters, drug dealers, pimps, groupies with violence, scandal and pure unadulterated rock 'n' roll entertainment.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-262) and index.
Contents Fat Elvis -- Jerry Lee Lewis -- Dead, Euronymous, and Varg -- Gram parsons -- Axl Rose -- Chuck Berry -- Sid Vicious -- Sam Cooke -- Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes -- Phil Spector -- Skinny Elvis.
Subject Musicians -- Conduct of life.
Rock musicians -- Conduct of life.
Rock musicians -- Miscellanea.
Musicians -- Miscellanea.
Rock musicians -- Biography.
Musicians -- Biography.
Criminal behavior.
Crime.
Music trade.
Genre/Form True crime stories.
Biographies.
Humor.
ISBN 9781538732144 (hardcover)
1538732149 (hardcover)

 
    
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