Corn Flakes with John Lennon
And Other Tales from a Rock 'n' Roll Life
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In this totally unique account of the symbiotic relationship between critic and musical artist, Hilburn reflects on the ways in which he has changed and been changed by the subjects he's covered; Bono weighs in with an introduction about how Hilburn's criticism influenced and altered his own development as a musician.
Corn Flakes with John Lennon is more than about one man's adventures in rock and roll: It's the gripping and untold story of how popular music reshapes the way we think about the world and helps to define the modern American character.
Praise For Corn Flakes with John Lennon: And Other Tales from a Rock 'n' Roll Life…
“So many great memories came flooding back to me when I read Corn Flakes With John Lennon. A must read for genuine music lovers.” —Elton John
“It's impossible to read this book and not encounter passages that surprise, sadden and hearten. It's also impossible to read Corn Flakes With John Lennon and not recognize Robert Hilburn as the greatest interviewer in rock & roll history.” —Mikal Gilmore, author of Shot in the Heart and Night Beat: A Shadow History of Rock and Roll
“Hilburn's amazing resilience and commitment for music shines through his decades of reportage and reviews of music. On behalf of the musicians of the 60's on, I thank you for having been the communicator of our music with love. ” —yoko ono summer of 2009
“Beautifully written, and passionately told, this book captures the very essence of what it means to be someone who loves music.” —Charles R. Cross, author of Heavier Than Heaven and Room Full of Mirrors
“I never gave a damn for rock criticism until I read Robert Hilburn” —Bernie Taupin
Rodale Books, 9781594869211, 288pp.
Publication Date: October 13, 2009