Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Just another mad mad day on the road...

Former Playboy and Spin writer Steven Kurutz has written this hilarious and affectionate account of the nano-industry that is the tribute act - in this case, Rolling Stones' tribute act, Sticky Fingers. The book is at turns hysterical - we are informed that Van Halen have no less than twenty five tribute acts while Kiss have two tribute bands peopled by dwarves - and tellingly poignant - when we read of the musicians juggling work commitments, family relationships and the growing realisation that they will never achieve the stardom they deserve...Kurutz has written an eminently readable and likeable book about an area of the music industry that is often ignored, more usually ridiculed. The hardback is out now, paperback next year.

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