Rock Star Babylon

Rock Star Babylon

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

By Jon Holmes

Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452289413, 268pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2008

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.

About the Author
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.