There Goes Gravity

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There Goes Gravity

A Life in Rock and Roll

By Lisa Robinson

Riverhead Books, Hardcover, 9781594487149, 361pp.

Publication Date: April 22, 2014

From a legendary music journalist with four decades of unprecedented access, an insider's behind-the-scenes look at the major personalities of rock and roll.
Lisa Robinson has interviewed the biggest names in music--including Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Patti Smith, U2, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Jay Z and Kanye West. She visited the teenage Michael Jackson many times at his Encino home. She spent hours talking to John Lennon at his Dakota apartment--and in recording studios just weeks before his murder. She introduced David Bowie to Lou Reed at a private dinner in a Manhattan restaurant, helped the Clash and Elvis Costello get their record deals, was with the Rolling Stones on their jet during a frightening storm, and was mid-flight with Led Zeppelin when their tour manager pulled out a gun. A pioneering female journalist in an exclusive boys' club, Lisa Robinson is a preeminent authority on the personalities and influences that have shaped the music world; she has been recognized as rock jounralism's ultimate insider.
A keenly observed and lovingly recounted look back on years spent with countless musicians backstage, after hours and on the road, "There Goes Gravity" documents a lifetime of riveting stories, told together here for the first time.

About the Author
Lisa Robinson is a contributing editor at "Vanity Fair," where she has produced music issues and written many major profiles over the past fourteen years. Prior to that, she was a longtime columnist for the "New York Post," was syndicated by the "New York Times" Syndicate, and was an editor of several rock magazines. She was born in New York City, where she still resides.

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014

Lisa Robinson knows how to talk � and how to make others, especially musicians, want to talk. The veteran rock journalist speaks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn about her four decades behind the scenes. More at

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