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Old 03-16-2011, 03:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Actually, it was Lestat who was the rock star. The book was The Vampire Lestat
Ok. I knew there was one. Just trying to help I read Interview and Memnok the Devil. Think that's the title, its been 15 years!
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I appreciate the help. I read the books so many years ago, I tend to not think of Anne Rice first, either!
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Again, I'd recommend Stephen King's IT. has tons of musical references and themes. Seriously good book. a tomb. but fun. I'd recommend the Dark Tower series regardless of if you're specifically looking for rock themes. There are tons of Rock themes and influences in that series.
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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A rock theme and a rock and roll novel are two different things, though. We'd need RJ to stop back in, but to me, a rock and roll novel has to have music and/or musicians prominently in the story, not as a theme.

Although you ARE giving me something to think about. Maybe I DO need to expand my definition. Hmmm.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:42 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I recently read a collection of fiction short stories written by rock musicians called Carved in Rock. Some of the musicians include Ray Davies, Joan Jett, Jim Carroll, Peter Townsend, Graham Parker, and Ray Manzarek. There's a wide range of quality, but some of them give an interesting perspective on the creative minds behind the music.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Skipp/Spector's The Scream is about a serial killing rock band, IIRC
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:51 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I read a rock novel I enjoyed last weekend called Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Redeemers. It’s about a former recording company talent scout whose fall from grace was so severe that he landed on a heating grate in San Francisco, and took up residence. He reconnected with his love for music after meeting a surly blind street musician while hustling subway passengers. He goes about recruiting a very diverse collection of musicians in an attempt to realize his dream of taking a band to the top.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:10 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Yes, RJ! I've been hearing about this book, and since I'm such a goddess of rock fiction (Yeah, gag along with me. I'm being ironic and goofy), the author's contacted me about reviewing his book. I need to get on that, in fact... sheesh. Too much to do of late!
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:50 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Just finished LEXICON DEVIL: Basically the life and times of Darby Crash from THE GERMS. Really excellent read, lots of cool rock n roll stories and huge names in both rock and punk. Most people wouldn't suspect it but Darby Crash had a genius I.Q. and was a very misunderstood individual. Really good book even if you don't enjoy punk rock.
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Heroin Diaries would be the quintessential one, no?
I got Keith Richard's new autobiography. Have yet to crack it but this sort of thing rarely disappoints.
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