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Author Greenberg, Keith Elliot, 1959- author.

Title Where you goin' with that gun in your hand? : the true crime blotter of rock 'n' roll / Keith Elliot Greenberg.

Publication Info. Guilford, Connecticut : Backbeat Books, [2019]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    364.1092 GRE    Available
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Description x, 294 pages ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "To Alice Cooper, the outlaw quality of rock 'n' roll is little more than theater. "Just because I cut the heads off dolls, doesn't mean I hate babies" he once said. But others have lived by the criminal philosophy espoused in their work. "The only negative thing about murder is that when you kill someone, they ... no longer suffer" said Norwegian black-metal rocker Varg Vikernes of Mayhem in 1993, the same year he stabbed musical rival Euronymous to death. His tale is prominently featured in Where You Goin' with That Gun in Your Hand? The True Crime Blotter of Rock 'n' Roll. The book examines a total of 21 fatal crimes tied to the music industry, such as the murders of Marvin Gaye, Biggie Smalls, Tupac Shakur, and Selena. In the case of Vikernes dubbed the most violent musician in the history of metal the performer is the perpetrator. In other instances the deaths of John Lennon or Run DMC's Jam Master Jay, for example the star is the victim. Other chapters deal with conspiracy theories involving musicians whose lives ended prematurely (e.g., the Rolling Stones' Brian Jones, the Doors' Jim Morrison, and Nirvana's Kurt Cobain)."-- Page [4] of cover.
Contents As tears go by : did someone drown Brian Jones? -- Death in Phil Spector's castle -- At first I thought it was infatuation : the nocturnal blast that killed Sam Cooke -- Why does love got to be so sad? : Jim Gordon and the voice that wouldn't stop -- When the music's over : how did "the end" really come for Jim Morrison? -- It's like that : the murder of Jam Master Jay -- Sweet smell of destruction : Norway's black-metal deaths -- People always told me be careful what you do : the fall of the King of Pop -- Here come the cops : Fang's lead singer goes on the lam -- Tupac and Biggie -- J'accuse : the trials of the French Jim Morrison -- One last cold kiss : the shooting of Felix Pappalardi -- Another thing coming : Judas Priest on trial -- Amor prohibido : the death of Selena -- Side of a bullet : Dimebag Darrell's public execution -- It all dies anyway : the slaying of Seattle punk siren Mia Zapata -- Ain't that peculiar : the sacrifice of Marvin Gaye -- Another sad and lonely night : Texas rocker Bobby Fuller's curious Hollywood demise -- "I just killed John Lennon" -- The great rock 'n' roll swindle : the myth of Sid and Nancy -- "I hate myself and want to die" : did Kurt Cobain really off himself?
Subject Musicians -- United States -- Death -- Biography.
Musicians -- Crimes against -- United States.
Musicians -- United States -- Conduct of life.
Rock musicians -- Death.
Rock musicians -- Crimes against.
Rock musicians -- Conduct of life.
Criminal behavior.
Added Title Where you going with that gun in your hand?
ISBN 1617136859 (paperback)
9781617136856 (paperback)

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