By (author) Rob Jovanovic
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Michael Stipe by Rob Jovanovic
Book DescriptionFor the last quarter of a century Michael Stipe has been the lead singer of R.E.M, who from their humble beginnings toured and built a steadily growing legion of fans before breaking into the mainstream during the early 1990s. Today Stipe is one of the most instantly recognisable faces in rock and R.E.M. are held in a respect that only 25 years of excellent song writing and hard work can justify. But Stipe is much more than just the singer. Michael Stipe: The Biography will explore his nomadic early years as the child in a military family, his early love of punk and photography, his relationship with his two sisters and the drive behind one of the hardest working men in music. When not working with R.E.M. Stipe has a keen interest in film making, from pop videos and independent shorts to producing big budget full-length movies; he is keenly interested in politics, he led high profile endorsements of the Democratic party in recent elections and for many years has been a champion of environmental concerns. Using first hand testimony from those who have worked closely with Stipe, Jovanovic presents a rounded picture of this most enigmatic of pop stars.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780749950989
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 26-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rob Jovanovic
Throwing Frisbees at the Sun, Paperback (March 2015)
Career-spanning biography of one of the most acclaimed and innovative musicians of the past three decades.
Big Star, Paperback (June 2013)
We've sort of flirted with greatness, R E M's Peter Buck admitted. But we've yet to make a record as good as Big Star's Third. Although Big Star were together for less than four years and had little commercial success, influence of their three original albums - continues to grow. This title offers a definitive history of rock's forgotten band.
Version of Reason, Paperback (February 2010)
The missing Manic - an authoritative look into the life and times of Richey Edwards, the Manic Street Preachers' guitarist who disappeared in 1995.
George Michael, Paperback (October 2008)» View all books by Rob Jovanovic
A fascinating biography of the controversial pop star.
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Author Biography - Rob Jovanovic
* Rob Jovanovic has written about music for numerous magazines, including Mojo, Q, Level, Record Collector and Uncut The Guinness Rockopedia and The Rare Record Price Guide * He is also the author of many books, including Kate Bush (Piatkus 0 7499 5049 8), Beck! On A Backwards River (0352304510); Adventures in Hi-Fi - The Complete REM (0752846183); Nirvana: The Recording Sessions (to be published later this year); Perfect Sound Forever - The Story of Pavement (1932112073); and Big Star - The Story of Rock's Great Lost Band (to be published later this year). He is a full-time music writer based in Nottingham
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